VIDEO: 'Lady Kanye' Storms Oscar Stage
In a move that has won her the title of "Lady Kanye," producer Elinor Burkett stormed the stage at the Oscars on Sunday night to add her two cents to Roger Ross Williams’ acceptance speech. Williams, who had collaborated with Burkett on Music by Prudence and was accepting an award for the Best Documentary Short, was surprised to have to have company on stage. The two had differing visions for the film and recently settled a lawsuit over the project and were not speaking.
“When I got an airplane and went to Zimbabwe, I never imagined in my wildest dreams that I’d end up here," Williams said as awkward laughter filled the auditorium as Burkett took over. “The man won’t let the woman talk,” Burkett interjected as she seized the microphone. She then commandeered the rest of the speech with an inspirational shout-out to the subject of the documentary, the band Liyana. The episode has drawn comparisons to Kanye West’s interruption of Taylor Swift at the VMAs last year.
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