Is he Kanyedian?
TORONTO — Toronto Mayor John Tory apparently thought hip hop superstar Kanye West was from the Great White North. The 61-year-old mayor was the subject of much online mockery after he conceded he didn’t know that the Chicago-reared West — a 21time Grammy winner with seven platinum albums to his name — wasn’t from Canada. Tory was speaking at a news conference on public housing when a reporter asked about West headlining the Pan Am Games’ closing ceremony on July 26. “I won’t say that I spend every single night at home listening to his music but you know what, I’m smart enough to know that a lot of people do, and I’m smart enough to know that he’s a proud product of our music industry here, as are a number of others,” Tory said. Afterward, he conceded in a scrum that he had really believed West was Canadian, but said in his own defence that “you can’t know everything.” He added he wished organizers had chosen a Canadian.