Tuesday, December 12, 2006

A Touch of Evel

Evel Knievel is suing Kanye West over the rapper's star turn as "Evel Kanyevel" in his "Touch the Sky" video.

The AP story, which misidentifies Evel Knievel as "Evil" Knievel in its headline, says that the 68-year-old ex-legend believes that the images in the rap video "damage his reputation". That reputation, in case you don't know, is of a batshit crazy half-wit daredevil who likes to jump over crap on a motorcycle.

"That video that Kanye West put out is the most worthless piece of crap I've ever seen in my life," said Knievel, "and he uses my image to catapult himself on the public." Get it? Catapult? Golden.

It might bear mentioning that Mr. West was already wildly popular before the release of the "Touch the Sky" video. In fact, West garnered less attention for the video than he did for his drunken outburst at the EMAs after it didn't win the Best Video award.

But that's Evel Knievel for you, always jumping to conclusions.
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