10 Least Trusted Celebrities list

Slideshow posted in Entertainment News | Thursday, August 18, 2011

6 of 10: Kanye West is No. 6 on on the list of least trusted personalities in the United States, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll, whose results were released in August 2011. He ties with Arnold Schwarzenegger.

About 55 percent of people rated both men below average in terms of being someone they trust.

Popular hip hop star Kanye West came under fire from viewers and the press for interrupting country music star Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at the 2009 Video Music Awards, during which he ranted that Beyonce deserved the award for Best Female Video instead.

He has since apologized. Swift sang about the incident at the ceremony the following year. But it has come to haunt him at times.

In November 2010, West became angry on the 'Today' show when a clip of his ambush of Swift at the MTV Video Music Awards was played in the background. He then canceled a scheduled performance following an interview with host Matt Lauer that he called 'very brutal.'

During his interview with Lauer, West was also questioned about another incident: In 2005, he also stirred controversy in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina when he said "George Bush doesn't care about black people." "I didn't need you guys to show me the tape in order to prompt my emotions or whatever," West said on the 'Today' show. 'I came up here because I wanted to say something to him right after the fact. You don't have to do the TV stuff with me. This is reality. I don't need all the jazz. I would tell George Bush in my moment of frustration that I didn't have the grounds to call him a racist.'

West has often complained about how he is portrayed int he press.

In August 2011, West said at the UK's Big Chill music festival: "I walk through the hotel and I walk down the street, and people look at me like I'm (expletive) insane, like I'm Hitler.'

(Pictured: Kanye West appears in a still from his 2006 'Stronger' music video.) (Vevo)

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