Due to last week's spitfire via his twitter account, Kanye West is yet again the hottest topic online. In usual Kanye fashion, his remarks have sparked an immense amount of controversy and dissension amongst his fans. His adoration for Donald Trump, his belief that slavery was a choice, the free thinking movement, and even the sunken place. In the rant he mentions an interview between himself and The Breakfast Club's Charlemagne the God. This is what surfaced.
The public love for Kanye is overwhelmingly coming to a standstill. The majority of the internet is begging the question "Is Kanye risking being cancelled?" Patrons on both sides of the argument are being forced to reevaluate their loyalty and their idolization for a man that used to speak for them. While the interview with Charlemagne incites perspective it is still difficult to decipher where it is all going. The end game, some believe is simply promotion. For others, it's the documented self disintegration of a genius.
Watch below to inform your own opinion.
Charlemagne takes Kanye down a stream of conversation that permits him to open up in a way that the world thought they may have been ready for. The only caveat to that is - the interview embalms the confusing ideas that have been spewed over the past couple of weeks and leaves them there to die. It then goes on to serve the same purpose many chats with Kanye have over the years. He steers the convo so the audience learns about the background of industries in which he has faced adversity and how gatekeepers therein have exiled him in some way. From Obama to Mark Zuckerburg and even back around to his relationship with Jay-Z, Kanye spirals through this interview in an eerily enlightening way. Enlightening on his state of mind and mental health but not equally as eye opening when it comes to the development of these radical ideas that fuel his tweets and tangents. Charlemagne hits the nail on the head when he says "It seems that Kanye "the Man" is fighting against "Kanye the brand". And while that duality is necessary, it falls on deaf ears for a disappointed fan that doesn't seek to understand. Kanye's balance of artistic ingenuity and franchise result in multiple sources of income, various hats that he wears, and other attributes that are ideal and aspirational. However, the renegade Gemini who has unpopular opinions and candor still must recognize his own star and think before he speaks. The "Ye Vs. The People" rapper seemingly thrives on the deliberation of perspective. In turn he revels at this new flow of opinion too and fro that has stemmed from his most recent episode. That's wonderful for him - but frankly, it does nothing for the casual fan's perspective and point of view. It takes a specific type of artistic mind to understand the inner workings of brilliance. Approaching brilliance takes a careful hand that Kanye is still learning to maneuver, but his voice is too big for that process. What happens in the interim is an onslaught of feelings that his own fame won't allow him to share. It comes off as irresponsible for his platform to exist solely as selfish therapy when he is literally the main catalyst for so many aspects of pop culture as it is known today. The thought pattern that he is coming from is ill-explained, not fully realized, and incredibly damaging in the midst of several other more important conversations. The interview sheds light on ample truths, one being that Kanye is a normal person with conflicting ideas and beliefs that he as a human is rightfully allowed to have. The disheveled delivery is the part that needs to end. Kanye West introduced himself to the world as this light of extreme confidence with an obsession for luxury. Unbeknownst to him, the trade off for this level of fame means he doesn't get the same luxuries as everyone else.
"A 360 deal reminds me of Harriet Tubman on the $20 Bill... It's still some old slave shit"
"I don't have all of the answers that a celebrity is supposed to have."