I was a HUGE fan of this Kanye. I was one of the first people I knew that bought his mixtape “Get Well Soon”. I miss Kanye the backpack rapper who spit these lyrics:
It seems we living the american dream
But the people highest up got the lowest self esteem
The prettiest people do the ugliest things
For the road to riches and diamond rings
We shine because they hate us, floss cause they degrade us
We trying to buy back our 40 acres
And for that paper, look how low we a’stoop
Even if you in a Benz, you still a n*gga in a coop/coupe
That Kanye has been gone for quite a while, but recently he seems to have sunken to a new low and I’m super sad about it. His comments in support of Donald Trump, Barack Obama and slavery has set the internet ablaze and has the rapper losing fans and friends. Part of me wants to abandon Kanye and the other part wants to not give up on him, but it’s hard.. Celebrities seem to be split down the middle in their responses to his controversial comments and rants. Kanye’ tweeted his text conversation with his bro John Legend and released a song that outlined his discussion with rapper T.I. T.I. was very candid and matter of fact in his exchanges with Kanye.
“When you have lives lost, as artists, that gives us an obligation to stand up against all of that kind of shit.” He adds, “Your intentions, from what you tell me, are pure, but the direction that you took to get there is a bit unorthodox and kind of, I would say, some people would say, thoughtless.”
The public mirrored some of T.I.’s thoughts but Van Lathan from TMZ said it best, during Kanye’s segment on TMZ yesterday.
“…while you are making music and being an artist and living the life that you’ve earned by being a genius, the rest of us in society have to deal with these threats to our lives. We have to deal with the marginalization that has come from the 400 years of slavery that you said, for our people, was a choice.”
Somewhere along the way Kanye became one of the “people highest up with the lowest self esteem” that he talked about it. Now he’s seeking validation and acceptance from the likes of Donald Trump. When he first started Twitter ranting I was angry but now I’m sad.
Come back ‘Ye.