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CMU reports that there is a row brewing in the dog eat dog world of gospel music.

The rapper is up for nomination for his album ‘The College Dropout’, most probably for its specifically Christian rap ‘Jesus Walks’. However, some in the gospel community have said it is an inappropriate album to appear on the ballot because other tracks have lyrics that might offend a congregation.

One Stellar Academy member, Jadda Gunn, told reporters: “It just seems that it shouldn’t have gotten through. For this to be the Stellar Awards they should have known Kanye West, Roc-A-Fella records, that’s not a gospel album.”

Organisers of the Stellar Awards have said they will be reissuing ballot papers to their Academy with some changes, though they wouldn’t confirm whether one change was the removal of the West album. Awards organiser Erma Davis simply explained that “The College Dropout” had been included because her committee often picks artists who have popular albums on the music charts.

After the new ballot is issued Academy members will vote – with a final shortlist announced at the end of Oct and the awards themselves staged in Houston on 15 Nov.

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  • http://www.tiffanytrott.com T-Square

    Someone over in that Stellar Awards group was smoking the good stuff.

    Jeezzzzzz…did they even bother to listen to the rest of the CD…or the unedited version of Jesus Walks?!?!?!?!

  • tim maly

    Message to Kayne West- Please forward this to him if you know his email address.

    It is just your sort of RACE-BAITERS that are a huge part of the problem with race relations in our country. You get up there on your high-horse of celebrity/elitism and start spewing crap like that (“George Bush doesn’t care about black people”) at such a terrible time for our country. Are you hoping to stir up race riots? It sure seems like it.

    Why don’t you use your stature, money and influence to help people of all races to come-together?

    I am a white-boy, republican, Christian, heterosexual. Probably the type of person who you hate the most. I am also a reformed ex-racist who grew up in a part of America where Blacks were only ever refered to as “N——-” ! It was my faith in the Lord Jesus Christ that turned me away from all of that. Don’t get me wrong here, I too am a lost and worthless sinner (without Jesus).

    You are not only stirring up your own people by this kind of talk but also all of the latent dormant racism that still exists in our country. It would be refreshing if you and all of the other rappers would stop spewing filth every day and engage your creative efforts toward more useful concilliatory rhetoric.

    Tim Maly

  • CLH

    I agree Kanye is part of the race problem. I saw pictures of white people looting, I saw pictures of dead white people on AOL news. I saw black people, sympathy type photo’s that would break your heart. Quit using the damn race card, it’s people like you (Kanye) who hold down progress…and keep the hate going. The fact you would even USE the race card proves YOU to be a racist.

  • http://www.yahoo.com MAD

    As usual, this black bigot did not see the white Coast Guard resuce swimmers and brave pilots plucking all black people from their roofs. I’d say it was a 20 to 1 ratio, 20 blacks to one white person rescued.

    By the way, the blacks WERE looting, not food, but guns and jewelry and new clothes.

    It’s always a few bad apples that spoil the whole bunch, so to blame the president is just more “poor me” BS.

    I hope these stupid comments end Kayne West’s career. A career that was made possible in a free country, thanks to our past and present Presidents.

  • peter

    whoops, i stumbled onto the kkk blog again…they should warn you when you click on links, like have it read “to hear a braindead nazi ramble on about how the black man is holding him down, click here…”

  • RGE

    I have never heard of you before I saw you make a complete ass out of yourself during the fundraiser for the RED CROSS.

    What were you thinking as you rambled on makeing those comments? Do you truly believe them? Do you think your small minded out of touch racist soul was helping the cause? You embarrassed the humanity being expressed during that program.

    If you really believe that the president authorized the National Guard to kill the black people in flooded areas…why didn’t he just call in an air strike and be done with it? NAPALM would be more cost effective to ridding the city of the problem than sending soldiers from the far corners of the country into harms way-bailing them out one by one.

    Keep your racist thoughts to yourself- perhaps you won’t poison the minds of the fans that follow you. FOOL.

    Thanks for NOT helping the cause.

  • Andy Smith

    Hey now, let’s be civil. Mr. West in entitled to his opinion.
    He spoke from the heart, he didn’t say anything to incite violence.
    The evacuation and relief efforts were both botched.

    I wish Mr. West hammered the economic point more than the race point,
    But I actually don’t disagree with what he said. (And I’m white)

    The economic gap in this country is getting worse, and it is a huge problem.
    I don’t se it getting any better. Especially since the poor are too busy fighting about
    Race, Religion, Sexuality and Politics to actually achieve any sort of actual change.

    Please keep that in mind, especially if you claim your Christian.

  • BAM

    What a STRETCH!!! Promoting the RACIAL MYTH of the two photos! Those two photos came from TWO SEPARATE NEWS SOURCES! TWO SEPARATE REPORTING STYLES! Besides the white couple is shown with only food. The Black couple are carrying more than just food. You would have to be there to know what these couples were actually doing. If you weren’t, the reporter deserves the benefit of the doubt! But using the process of two SEPARATE pics, from two SEPARATE sources, two SEPARATE reporting styles – anyone can connect anything to say what they want! As to “Shooting Us” – DON”T STEAL, RAPE, AND MURDER! The actions of SOME of the residents in New Orleans are a EMBARASSMENT to the rest of the Country! BURNING, LOOTING, SHOOTING, RAPING, AND MURDER AFTER ONLY ONE DAY!!! L.A. Riots – New Orleans Style! Burn what little they got, then get upset when the businesses don’t want to return! Shooting Police, rescue workers, and firefighters, then complain when they don’t get assistance fast! A Mayor who leaves town, leaves them behind, to fend for themselves, then crys! A Senator who’s lost! The order of where assistance comes from starts with the City, then State, then finally the Federal. City and State DIDN”T even try, FAILED, then complained and blamed the Federal! TWO MANDATORY EVACUATIONS were CALLED! WHY WERE THESE PEOPLE STILL THERE??? WHY WERE THEY ALLOWED TO STAY??? The levies have been rated for only category 3 storms since their conception! Why stay or even think twice with a category 5 hurricane in the Gulf! GET OUT!!! Kayne West is nothing more than a self-promoting race-baiter! In a time for people to come together and help one another, he chose to make racial and politically bias statements! He’s has a right to his opinion, but there is a time and place for it! The least he could of done was at least said something with even a little truth! But no, he chose racial lies and slander! NOTHING THAT ACTULLY HELPS THESE PEOPLE! If anything, they LOST money that may have been donated! So much for being a “responsible role model rapper”!!!! If he’s a role model, God Help Us, Because Jesus’s Walking Away!!!!

  • http://paperfrigate.blogspot.com DrPat

    Note to BAM: The black “couple” is a single. The “more than just food” under his arm is a package of diapers.

    While your point about the rationality of staying in New Orleans after two evacuations were ordered has some force, it is drowned in the reaction to the remark about the photos.

    Did no one ever tell you — not just you, BAM, but you all who are obsessing over Kanye West — that you should pick your battles? Let’s get everyone rescued who we can, THEN argue whether Mr. West is a jerk or not…

  • DDT

    Kanye usually has alot to say, some good and some bad. I bought both albums Kanye. I am a minority and you seem so happy to be dirty. I couldn’t and still can’t believe how you glamourize welfare and “putting other peoples kids” on your welfare papers. You spout so much non-sense. But, ignorant people out there will call you their champion. If you really wanna help, take your platinum rocka chain and sell it help some people out. Get your “dropout” ass down there and put some work in. Don’t talk about it, be about it. Same goes for Masta P, Juvinile… and any other dirty south rapper who talks so much crap album after album. You guys aren’t hard, or cool, your suckers and sell outs. Dollar signs is all that matters. Don’t act like you give a damn about your people, or you would be chastising them for acting stupid, and helping with your mainicured hands. A friend of mine told me somthing a few years ago that shocked me…. When is the last time you saw a mexican begging for money? They are a oppressed people but they work for every cent, they try hard to keep the family unit together. We have our poor, we have our needy, we have theives and crooks. Overall I am very proud of the progress we’ve made. I’m applaud the respect we demand (without guns or gold teeth or rims) I know, I know, you’ll call ME a racist, even though I’ve been listening to hip hop since i was 10. Eric B, Kool moe D, I was there when LL released his first album. Gucci crew, all the way to Public Enemy, DeLa,, and when that didn’t take. The industry pushed in NWA and its never been the same. After that no radio play or pop rapper cared about his community. They won’t even play Talib Q, or Common on the airwaves. They don’t call it industry “programming” nothing. And ignorant people fall for it hook line and sinker. I love all people, ALL PEOPLE. I hate people that are Lazy and Ignorant by choice, no matter what color they are. I don’t like Bush either. I don’t like corporate backed government or its consumerist war agenda, but thats not in our control.
    Stop pointing fingers and get your hands to work. If you don’t like it, change what you can, if you can’t do that, change where you are. The time for excuses is over.

  • George Bush

    Thanks American’s for your help. Next time white people will stay at home not donate and let the black people do their stuff. You didn’t see the South East Asians pissing and moaning after the Tsunami like Kanye West did, expecting a handout. Pathetic Maggot. You are still a nobody and don’t sing about Jesus – its an insult to my Lord.

    Why do they say African Americans? you are either an American or your not.

  • Black Guy

    Kayne west is not a Black man! He is a Nigger who wants to play the ever tired old race card!

  • angry

    I’m tired of you racist bums who diss us blacks. Y’all need to grow up I know you hate us deep inside thats why y’all have those views y’all fear change you have all of us minorities to fight each other to keep us down. Your whole game plan is to not let us ever get to a point where one of us monorities can become president if that was to happen I know the white man would just try to kill us all the problem with this country is that it is run by old white people they are the most in office in washington d.c. yeah their are some minorities in d.c. but whose faces you see the most old white people who have those good ol boys racist views this country was built on. And lets break it down how you keep your power by bringing in whites from other countries such as europe americanize them with your racist views and make them citizens which is why you have the numbers to win elections I’m hip to your game I study how you fools do things and I notice most of minorities such as blacks and hispanic were in prison the most it’s all a game to keep us down sure some of us have done bad crimes and it’s self inflicted but not all of it is self inflicted this is a game plan to keep y’all on top now with a lot of hispanics coming into the country I hope they pass y’all in numbers and vote y’all racist bastards out of d.c. so we don’t have to suffer with your racist ways we as blacksand hispanics and asians and all minority groups are tired of seeing a white president and tired of america selling us a lie that this country isn’t about race yeah right if thats the case why has every president been white you think we are stupid?

  • jimmydreams

    Kayne West, you idiot. What did your BLACK mayor do to protect HIS Black citizens knowing everything he knew for years about the potential danger. What has Black Jesse Jackson done for HIS Black people to offer aid in New Orleans and finally what have the BLACK citizens of new Orleans done for themselves to not put themselves into this position over so many years? What have the Black democrats, who have promised you so much for so long and delivered absolutely nothing but dependancy on the government? Blame yourself for being a racist Kayne while George Bush and the government and the people of this United States send aid and help and BAIL your people out….AGAIN!

  • D-TOWN

    yall are crazy ya dont understand dont talk about what you dont know you didnt grow up with his so u dont no how whites treated him
    racism is everywhere he’s not racist he’s just reacting
    it happened to me before I go to a store and ask for somthing they tell me they dont have it I say look in the back ant they say it’s out then one of my white friends reqest the same thing and he gets it.
    YOURE NOT BLACK SO WHY DO U CARE?

  • F

    We [white people, or at least some or dare I say most of us] care about racism just as much as minority groups. The question “You’re not black so why do you care?” is, in and of itself, part of the problem. Society is not about “your people” and “our people,” it’s about “people.” It sickens me just as much to hear about racial injustices and oppression as it does any member of any minority group. What sickens me even more is that in my experience, the ones perpectuating the racisim are the minority groups. I heard a black comedian (don’t remember who) on TV the other day say “Kanye West shouldn’t be making those comments while we are begging white people for money, we need to wait for that until we get the FEMA check!” Why is that sort of attitude okay for a black person to have but not a white? The fact of the matter is that a double standard exists between any two minority groups. Why is it okay for black people to refer to each other as niggers and us as honkeys, but it is not okay for us to say the same thing, even when intended as a friendly term? People need to look past racism on both sides of the fence, to assume that racism is a white issue or a black issue is only racism in itself.

  • vibe

    FACE IT THE MAJORITY OF WHITE AMERICA HATES NIGGAS AND VICE-VERSA, OK, ALL THIS BULLSHIT TALK AINT GONNA CHANGE SHIT. KANYE SAID WHAT HE SAID “PERIOD”, WHAT HAS HAPPENED IN NEW ORLEANS HAS HAPPENED, “PERIOD. WHAT THE FUCK IS ALL THIS BULLSHIT NAME CALLIN’ FINGER POINTIN’ BULLSHIT GONNA CHANGE, “NOTHING”. WHAT YOU NEED TO BE THINKING MORE ABOUT IS WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON IN YOUR HOME, YOUR KIDS, YOUR BUDGET, YOUR MARRIAGE,WETHER YOUR CAT AND FUCKIN’ DOG HAS EATIN’ ETC., ETC. IF YOU CONTINUE TO HAVE THESE IRRECONCILIABLE DIFFERENCES, THEY WILL BE JUST THAT, “DIFFERENCES, SO WAKE THE HELL UP SMELL THE COFFEE, WE ARE IN A STRANGE LAND AND TO GET TO THE OTHER SIDE WE HAVE TO LOOK MORE TOWARDS SPIRITUAL THINGS TO DO SO. AND FOR THE SHALLOW MINDS WHO ARE PROBABLY SAY, “WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT SPIRITUALITY, YOU SAID “FUCK”, TAKE A FEW MINUTES AND REALIZE THAT WORD NEVER HAD A THING TO DO WITH GOD, BUT LOVE DOES, AND I THINK IN TIMES LIKE THESE WE NEED MORE LOVE THAN ANY FINGER POINTING DO YOU AGREE?

  • Eric Olsen

    I disagree with your premise, Vibe

  • David Duke

    I think my IQ droppped about 10 points while listening to Kanye West talk about stuff. What a fucking tard-o. Only in America would we put such a [Race hate remark edited in line with BlogCritics Comments Policy] in a place of power and fame.

  • http://Jan52006 Dai Dai

    what so stupid to me is that white people dont realize that they have it so easy. im not a racist, i probably have more white friends then black, but majority of them have more money, better neighborhoods, homes, and even education then blacks. is it our fault? yes and no. a majority of us are on welfare, live in dirty neighborhoods, ramshacked homes, and cant afford tuition to send our children to school. do you not realize that?

  • djproper

    that stuff kanye said was funny…

  • djproper

    also this blog was suppose to be about if kanye was gospel…..i think only the Lord can judge a man’s heart and eternal destiny….Jesus walks is 4sure a modern gospel song in the edited version…..get em high…4sure is a secular song if you go by the lyrics….but who knows maybe he prays for all his music to ultimitly give glory to God….mayb he don’t even really believe in God and its all a act….who REALLY knows expect the good Lord…
    peace & respect