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article imageStephen Colbert wins 'Operation Humble Kanye' against Kanye West

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By Chris V. Thangham     Dec 5, 2008 in Entertainment
Comedian Stephen Colbert declared war against singer Kanye West after the musician called himself the “voice of this generation of this decade”.
Colbert wanted his supporters to make his album “A Colbert Christmas” No.1 in iTunes instead of Kanye West’s “808s and Heartbreak”.
When Colbert released his Christmas album, it rose to No.16 in iTunes. But Colbert was very upset that his album was No.16, while Kanye West’s album was No.1.
Colbert declared “Operation Humble Kanye” soon after on his show. He talked about this operation:
I’m furious that an egomaniac like Kanye is beating me.
Colbert said Kanye called himself as “voice of the generation of this decade”, so he wanted to break Kanye's ego with his “Operation Humble Kanye”. He criticized Kanye for saying that statement:
Sir, you are not the voice of this generation of this decade. In fact, with all the auto-tuning on your records, you’re barely the voice of your own albums.
He urged his supporters to go to iTunes and buy Colbert’s album in large numbers at 5 pm Eastern Standard Time on Dec. 4, so that he can surpass Kanye West and become the “true voice of the generation of the decade”, and then added “at least for that hour”.
Kanye responded to this competition with his own rude manner and said in his Twitter account, “Who the fuck is Stephen Colbert?"
But Colbert had the last laugh: his album stayed briefly at No.1 over Kanye West. In the second video, he shares the good news with his audience (For Canadian readers click Comedynetwork.ca to see this show).
I checked iTunes today. Kanye West in ranked second, while Colbert has dropped down to fourth. The battle between the two egomaniacs is not over yet. Stay tuned.
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