The NFL, usually known as the the “No Fun League” by its critics, is standing by Kanye West and won't drop him from the NFL Kickoff concert special set for Thursday night.
Kanye, who nervously (and truthfully) told the world that “George Bush doesn't care about black people,” on NBC's star studded telethon, has the full support of the National Football League. A league spokesperson told E! Online that, the NFL selects its performers “for their entertainment value, not their political views.” This stance is suprising, considering the NFL's reaction to Janet Jackson's infamous “wardrobe malfunciton” at the 2004 Super Bowl.
Kanye's performance, however, won't be live. It will be taped earlier in Los Angeles and edited during the live telecast. The league has not said if this because of the controversy or not.
So far, Kanye hasn't found any Dixie Chicks-esque outrage from his comments, thank goodness. So far, Clear Channel has not dropped their deal with Kanye either. His new album, Late Registration is expected to top the Billboard charts at #1 with over 900,000 copies sold. He will also perform at several other benefit events in the next few weeks.