For the record, I have no idea who Kanye West is, but…

I’ve just gotten a supreme kick out of reports of his ego.

Apparently he’s a rapper of some renown (if renown can be redefined as celebrity gossip about retarded things people do) who’s said that his greatest pain in life is the fact that he can’t watch himself perform live on stage. But as sad a fact of physics that might be (can’t he bring a mirror on stage?), that’s not all that’s worth telling the world:

“I do have an ego and rightfully so. I think people should have an ego. Think about it – I don’t offend people, I don’t put anyone down. Do I name names or bring people down? That’s not my thing. But I give myself big-ups. I feel good about the music I make. God chose me. He made a path for me. I am God’s vessel.”

Okay. Now, apparently he’s also apologized somewhat for being an asshole to gays, but let’s have a look at his lyrics and see if anything sounds like God’s interested at all in speaking through this dude.

I see he has a song called “Jesus Walks”:

We rappers are role models we rap we don’t think
I ain’t here to argue about his facial features
Or here to convert atheists into believers
I’m just trying to say the way school need teachers
The way Kathie Lee needed Regis that’s the way I need Jesus

The way Kathie Lee needed Regis. For what, ratings?

By and large, it sounds like he doesn’t just want to walk with his god, he wants to be one:

While on VH1’s “Storytellers,” Kanye has revealed that he sees himself as more than just a simple musician. As per his own admission, he is the closest thing to God there is, as he is the musical chosen one.

And, if that isn’t unlikely enough,

Kanye has also told Details magazine that he was the “end-all, be-all of music,” a superhero, and a boundary-breaking icon. “One of the problems with being a bubbling source of creativity – it’s like I’m bubbling in a laboratory, and if you don’t put a cap on it, at one point it will, like, break the glass. If I can hone that… then I have, like, nuclear power, like a superhero, like Cyclops when he puts his glasses on.” Kanye West maintained.

Yeah, okay. He’s a bubbling source of something, all right. Just a year ago, he claimed on his blog that his “first love” was fashion and apparently went on for a while worrying about going to a fashion show because he might be mobbed by all his adoring fans and might cause a commotion. A year before that, he pitched a hissy because he didn’t win any MTV awards. Initially he claimed he lost because he was black, then he backtracked and said it was all about profit because they gave a prize to Britney “Trainwreck” Spears, or at least more attention to her life.

But, attention is a prize it seems Kanye is also vying for, hence this craptacular ego trip he’s on. Truth be known? I think his shoe is more interesting than he is.
Kanye West's shoe

Oooh. Pretty.

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