Kanye M-F-N West is in the news once again for being a narcissistic, clueless celebrity with delusions of transcendent thought.
While appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! just a few weeks ago, Kimmel said, “It makes me wonder, what makes you think that Donald Trump does?”, referencing Kanye’s famous quote about George W. Bush not caring about black people in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Kanye was stumped for words, as if he was studying Jedi arithmetic, and didn’t have his normal, acerbic and oftentimes asinine retort at anyone who questions his thought processes, or lack thereof.
By now the internet is ablaze with digital disdain and think piece theorems describing the distinctly American phenomenon that is Kanye West. The son of Chicago has created some of the most meticulously laid tracks I have ever heard, and his love for his mother is one akin to that which I have for my own.
On Wednesday, West went on the air at WGCI 107.5 FM for a quasi-apology that anyone whose ever listened to him speak could readily identify as being self-serving.
He re-emerged from a self-imposed social media moratorium in the spring of this year after an apparent breakdown in 2016 caused him to cancel a concert mid-show. He was hospitalized immediately afterwards.
Remember when he said he was writing a book about philosophy? Well, turns out the tweets WERE the book, which he was writing in real time. (Ooo–KAY!)
Afterwards, he stated how much he admired Donald Trump as well as black Trump sycophant for cash Candace Owens. He double down on the dumb-ass-osity by going on TMZ, of all places, to claim that slavery was a choice.
I feel that [Trump] cares about the way black people feel about him, and he would like for black people to like him like they did when he was cool in the rap songs and all this, West said. He will do the things that are necessary to make that happen because hes got an ego like all the rest of us, and he wants to be the greatest president, and he knows that he cant be the greatest president without the acceptance of the black community. So its something hes gonna work toward, but were gonna have to speak to him.
We’ve known about the release date for Kanye West’s new album since April, so it’s no wonder that here came out of a self-imposed Twitter hiatus and started spewing love for President Donald J. Trump. Now we’re just waiting for the media shockwave from the Wyoming-based album listening party.
The thing about being called crazy, the biggest stigma that has to be broken is that you instantly get written off. But you might be the only one who knows what theyre talking about, West said on Wednesday. I have never really approached or addressed the slavery comment fully. And its not something for me to overly intellectualize.
This is something about the fact that it hurt peoples feelings and the way that I presented that piece of information. I could present in a way more calm way, but I was ramped up, he continued.
I apologize. That happens sometimes when people are Im not blaming mental health, but Im explaining mental health, West said. I dont know if I properly apologized for how the slavery comment made people feel. Im sorry for the one-two effect of the MAGA hat into the slave comment, and Im sorry for people that felt let down by that moment. And I appreciate you giving me the opportunity to talk to you about the way I was thinking and what I was going through.
He apologized for hurting people’s feelings, but never apologized for the actual content of his outlandish comments. Oh, and all the “crying” some of news headlines may have led you believe occurred? That had nothing to do with the apology at all.
When Kanye West dropped his Ye album last week, it was the second in a series of bite-sized albums from him and his G.O.O.D. Music camp. Set off by the release of Pusha T’s instant classic DAYTONA , the album fulfilled a strategic promise to release projects from the label’s roster once a week believed to all be helmed by Mr. West himself.
Later in the interview, Kanye broke down while speaking of longtime friend and collaborator Don C. In this segment, he kinda blames the absence of his friend, who he likely drove away, for his behavior.
“The people who were around and are starting to make money, they just didnt care about me as much, he said. Because Kanye West was an entity, a moneymaking machine, and you get into that situation and you dont have people that are continuously looking out for your best interests at all costs. Because I even had people that was with me at TMZ that could have stopped it. That could have said, Yo, this is going too far.
I believe that the downfall of Kanye West is directly related to Don C not being around, he added. Don is actually hes actually in town right now because I just told him I need him. To be there for me, so [stuff] like this doesnt happen to me.