In other violent news…
Last night at the MuchMusic Video Awards in Canada, shit went down.
Apparently, The Black Eyed Peas have not been happy with the stuff Perez Hilton has been posting on his website, ie. calling Fergie fugly and also disliking one of their songs. Fergie confronted this issue with Perez saying, “Why are you posting mean stuff about me.” Perez basically said, it was nothing personal, he just says what he says and that’s his job. He apologized, I think.
Later on Will.I.Am approached Perez Hilton in a club and said, “I need you to stop talking about my band on your website.” Perez said he would try but he can’t promise anything but Will.I.Am saw this as being disrespectful. Perez and his posse then decided to leave the club but Will.I.Am followed and then out of nowhere, Perez Hilton was punched in the eye 2 or 3 times by the manager of Black Eyed Peas.
That’s my short story but there are definitely other sources to get the FULL STORY. I watched Perez Hilton’s statement on his website and it was almost 12 minutes long but it’s pretty descriptive. If you wish to view, click here
What’s my take on this?
I don’t read Perez Hilton’s blog, but of course I know about it. I think, words are words and people like to take things too seriously. I think that’s why stupid fights happen and what Will.I.Am did was unprofessional. You cannot … demand respect. You aren’t always going to be happy with people’s actions or words but that is something you do not have control over. Freedom of speech right? Perez, I’m on your side. I can’t imagine if someone got mad at me over some opinion I had on my blog, that would just confuse me? But here’s a general rule to stick with, if you don’t like something don’t read it. People aren’t always going to like you.