728x90 DART richIframeInline(S). pagename: bands


 News Main: Headlines
 MTV Overdrive
 Video Music Awards News
 News Archive
 Movie Headlines
 Game Headlines
 Interviews
 News Correspondents
 You Hear It First
 You Tell Us

 MTV News Podcasts
 Sign Up For Free News Alerts
 MTV Video Downloads
 Sign Up For Mobile News Alerts
 Sign Up For Band Alerts
 Add MTV News To My Yahoo
 Add To My Yahoo


Ol' Dirty Bastard
   
The 40th annual Grammy Awards will most likely be forever remembered as the year Ol' Dirty Bastard bum rushed the stage and the year some guy with the words "Soy Bomb" painted on his chicken chest danced behind Bob Dylan during the folk rock legend's performance.

While Shawn Colvin was onstage accepting one of the many awards she won that night, the Wu-Tang Clan's resident loose cannon decided the time was right to get up there and complain that the Wu didn't win Best Rap Album (Sean "Puffy" Combs took that award home).

"Puffy is good but Wu-Tang is the best, OK," Dirty announced from the stage. "I apologize my darling," he said to Colvin, who stood nearby, dumbfounded.

"You're very beautiful and your speech was also very beautiful," he continued, referencing a speech she hadn't even made. "As a matter of fact, when me and you, with your speech, I think it was your speech that really attracted me up to the stage at that point of time to do that. So it's no disrespect at all. Thank you."

He later talked to MTV News' Chris Connelly about his actions.

"I dunno," Dirty said. "Something just jumped into my blood and I was up there. Puffy and all the artists are good artists, but I think Wu-Tang, hey we number one, and that's basically it."

"Do you think that was the appropriate venue to say that?" Connelly asked.

ODB's reply? "Yes."

Bob Dylan and R. Kelly shared top honors in 1998 with three Grammys each. Picking up two awards each were Sarah McLachlan, Jakob Dylan, Erykah Badu and Puffy.

"Ah-ha ... I'm so happy," Puffy gushed.

Both of Puffy's wins (Best Rap Duo/Group and Best Rap Album), however, came before the Grammys actually went on-air. During the prime-time telecast, family-friendly Will Smith took the Best Rap Solo Award over Notorious B.I.G., Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliott and LL Cool J. In his acceptance speech, Smith came off sounding like a candidate for president, seeming to distance himself from gangsta rap.

"Two-and-a-half years ago the state of rap music was such that I didn't even really wanna rap anymore," Smith said. "I like to refer to it as the rap dark ages."

He then went on to embrace two of that era's icons.

"We wanna dedicate this Grammy to the memory of Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G.," he said.

For more Grammy news, check out the MTV News Grammy Archive.


For more on P. Diddy, Shawn Colvin, Notorious B.I.G., and Tupac, check out the MTV News Archive >>






120x600 DART richInline(S). pagename: bands



© 2007 MTV NETWORKS. © AND TM MTV NETWORKS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. TERMS OF USE, USER CONTENT SUBMISSION AGREEMENTCOPYRIGHT POLICY  and  PRIVACY STATEMENT/YOUR CA PRIVACY RIGHTADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES E-COMMERCE ON THIS WEBSITE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY MTVN DIRECT INC.