to pull a kanye is to rudely interupt someone
esp. when by doing so you take the moment away from them or steal the limelight
this is derived from MTV's VMAs 2009 when Kanye West famously got on stage during Taylor Swift's acceptance speech for 'best female artist video' and took the microphone from her stating that Beyonce instead deserved the award.
Paul: yo did you see that dude pull a kanye last night?

Steve: yeah he really ruined the night for that little girl

I was at a really boring awards ceremony last night and almost couldn't resist getting onstage to pull a kanye
by chad.wilko September 16, 2009
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To interrupt someone while they are talking and than using that moment to voice your praise about someone else.

Refers to an incident at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards when rapper Kanye West hijacks Taylor Swift's moment (after she won the award for best female video) and using it to praise Beyonce.
Example 1:

Connor: Welcome to Olive Garden, what can I do...
Erick: Yo Connor, I'm really happy for you and I'mma let you finish... but Tanner was one of the best servers of all time... one of the best servers of all time!
Me: Look at Erick pull a Kanye

Example 2:

Cyrus: Dude, did you hear about Andrew... hes in a coma
Chris: Yo Cyrus, I'm sad for Andrew and I'mma let you finish... but Minh was in one of the best comas of all time... one of the best comas of all time!
Cyrus: You just had to pull a Kanye didn't ya?
by b4zketc4ze September 16, 2009
To impetuously capitalize on a moment in the spotlight in order to express an unfounded political statement.
"George Bush does not like black people." Spike Lee said he didn't want to "pull a Kanye' to express his reluctance to voice his true opinion regarding the Katrina Disaster on Monday Night Football.
by Matt from Delaware September 25, 2006
To rudely interrupt a conversation, speech or announcement with the sole intention of ruining the moment for all involved.
"Aren't Jack and Liz supposed to be married by now?"
"They were, but Liz's ex-boyfriend Dennis went on to pull a Kanye during the ceremony to declare that Liz was the best woman in the world he's ever been with."
by warriorprincess September 17, 2009

1. To whine and complain in a Narcissistic manner
2. To be in need of Midol
3. To throw a fit every time you lose
4. To have a temper tantrum every time you are not the center of attention
Did you see that at the Video Music Awards in Europe, Kanye West stormed the stage and threw a temper tantrum because he didn’t win?

Yes. He sure did pull a Kanye – its no wonder why nobody respects him.
by JaDaSo December 12, 2006
(Verb) You pull a "kanye" when you feel as if not enough people are paying attention to you so you do something to get there attention, even if it is something that is not seen as OK such as being a d-bag.
I felt so neglected by my peers so the only way i thought i could grab their attention was to "pull a kanye" and tip over the kid in the wheelchair.
by josh2hosj October 14, 2014
To interrupt anything important just to brag about someone else, making the person you interrupted feel bad.
My mom decided to pull a kanye on me at dinner tonight to show my dad the grade my sister got on her test.
by breezyauby October 28, 2009
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