I hear Kanye's HBO show is in trouble. Are people finally getting tired of his egomaniacal behavior? Is he the next Diddy, a rapper known for antics rather than music?
—Carlton, Edison, N.J.
Not likely. Yes, Kanye West is his own Jesus, Lord and Savior. He made his fans wait for hours at the Bonnaroo festival. He threw a tantrum after last year's VMAs. The poor folks who work for him probably entertain suicide fantasies while their boss blogs about lighting fixtures and mulls new ways to enrage 50 Cent. But Kanye is also one of the biggest, most respected names in hip-hop.
"Love Lockdown" is tied for the second-highest chart debut of 2008, and his Glow in the Dark concert tour was seen as one of the highlights of 2008—and of his career so far.
But is Kanye having trouble expanding his empire into television? Maybe...