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Westwood: 'Kanye stunt was about race'

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Westwood: 'Kanye stunt was about race'
Tim Westwood has claimed that Kanye West picked the wrong fight when he stormed the stage at the MTV VMAs recently.

The DJ insisted that West was trying to make a statement about race and should have chosen someone who could stand up for themselves instead of Taylor Swift.

"To be honest, I think it highlighted the racial divide. What he did was some ignorant street s**t and there's her, this 19-year-old white girl," he told DS.

"I love him for doing it, but he chose the wrong victim. He should have done it when there was some rock band or guy up there. He chose the wrong person to go up against. He was going to lose that battle. The fact that she just cried destroyed him.

"I think with him, he has demons and he entertains them in public. He wasn't even up for an award but everyone talked about him."

The presenter admitted that he didn't think Swift was a worthy winner of the best female video gong.

"It was a dreadful song, but look at last year when Britney Spears won everything," he added.

Westwood starts his new 1Xtra Drivetime Show on September 28.

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