You can be like a tape deck, you know.They can plug you in;you can say what they want you to say.DON‘T LET’EM DO IT!!DON‘T LET’EM DO IT!!"DON‘T LET’EM DO IT!!"DON‘T LET’EM DO IT!!" James Brown, "Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved" God Bless Kanye West. And God bless hip-hop for putting him on my TV set. Video from Oliver: Transcript by Jay Smooth: Mike Myers: [dutifully reads canned plea for charity on teleprompter] Kanye: [abandons teleprompter] "I hate the way they portray us in the media. You see a black family and they say we are looting, you see a white family and they say they are looking for food. And, you know, its been five days because most of the people ARE black. And even for me to complain, I would be a hypocrite because I would turn away from the TV because it's too hard to watch. I've even been shopping before even giving a donation, so now I'm calling my business manager right to see what is the biggest amount I can give. And just to imagine, if I was down there and those are my people down there. If there is anybody out there that wants to do anything that we can help about the way America is set up the help the poor, the black people, the less well off as slow as possible. Red cross is doing as much as they can. We already realize a lot of the people that could help are at war right now, fighting another way. And now they've given them permission to go down and shoot us. Mike Myers: [stands frozen in horror, decides to pretend nothing happened and stick with the teleprompter] Kanye: GEORGE BUSH DOESN'T CARE ABOUT BLACK PEOPLE. Mike Myers: [descends into complete panic] It’s so easy to go along. It’s so easy to be nice. Not to make waves. Not to offend anyone. Not to make trouble. Not to take chances. Not to risk your career. With your mind on your money and your money on your mind. And it’s so easy to act tough. To pretend to be hard. To ignore people who can’t do you any favors. To hurt people that can’t defend themselves. To tell part of the truth. To sell your soul so slowly that you don’t even notice til it’s long gone. But that shit is not and never will be Hip-Hop. Hip-hop is about stepping up to the fucking plate. And Kanye West is about hip-hop. Si tú no usas la cabeza, otro por tí la va a usar. [If you don’t use your head, someone else will use it for you.]Ruben Blades, " Prohibido Olvidar"