Kanye West: The True Star of the Emmys?

Kanye West’s impact at the MTV Video Music Awards last week was so profound that he might have been the most entertaining aspect of this year’s Emmy Awards—even though he wasn’t in attendance.

In a generally subdued ceremony, references to the acceptance-speech-interrupting rapper were numerous, providing some of the evening’s arguably sparse highlights.

There was host Neil Patrick Harris’ jab at West in his show-opening monologue (“I hope Kanye West likes 30 Rock“). And Grey GardensKen Howard expressing relief that his acceptance speech wasn’t being interrupted by any Congressmen (a reference to South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson) or rappers. And Justin Timberlake’s questionable Kanye impression. Even Jimmy Fallon’s autotune-spoofing, slapstick presentation brought the 808s & Heartbreak rapper to mind.

It was almost as if they were hoping that West would burst into the Nokia Theatre and inject some life into the proceedings.

Which brings us to our big question of the evening…

Do you think the Emmys could have actually used a little Kanye West to spice things up this year? And if so, whose acceptance speech would you like to have seen him interrupt? Let us know in the comments section!

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