oh nice think piece! so he jumps up on stage to steal the mic from someone who just won an award to say that his friend should have won it instead, and those who thought that that was bullshit must just be afraid of him. yes right good.
kanye was interesting when he still had something to prove. bottom line. college dropout was a great album because it was hungry and anxious. it was new and unsure of itself. to say that he’s become public enemy number one (which, lol, but he did play to only 4,500 people in kansas city last night) is both overblown and untrue. few are interested in his politics, not because they aren’t fun and exciting, but because they usually make little sense (something that both charlamagne and sway have pointed out recently). all he mostly talks about is the concept of ‘slave’ - but he only mentions it in reference to his million dollar deals with companies like Nike. (Shit, if you’re gonna use the word ‘slave’ to describe Nike, it sure as shit isn’t gonna be about the celebrity they pay to endorse/design the shoe. Sweatshops, Ye. The other, non-Paris side of fashion. Check it out sometime).
I’ll be checking some kind of privilege later I’m sure (because this is the internet and apparently my opinion is worthless here). But seriously, I wish someone would come to Kanye’s defense and say something other than 1) “But he IS a genius!” or 2) “You’re racist!”
it makes you seem out of touch.
it also makes me want to send you some amazing music to listen to.(via bestrooftalkever)
At some point, Kanye went from being America’s black friend to being America’s public enemy number one; the backpacks, brightly colored Polo shirts, and charming collegiate demeanor that once identified him as safe were replaced with a black-and-leather uniform, a set of bottom grills, and a willingness to prioritize his own truth-telling over proper decorum (the Taylor Swift interruption heard ‘round the world is a prime example of that). He publicly grappled with the realization that America wants his window-paned sunglasses, not his take on racism or urban violence or the structure of higher education and certainly not his opinion on the way it treats black artists. It is a sentiment that, on a much smaller scale, rings true to many of us who watch and feel a kinship with him, his honesty, and the challenges posed by attempting to “survive America.
Make-A-Wish Foundation made this kid’s dream come true. What a wonderful thing that has happened.This motivated me so hard today. We actually get the honor of granting wishes for Make-A-Wish every now and then… And I just can’t get over the idea that someone would use that wish to meet the guys and I. These opportunities are some of the most incredible things we experience as Paramore. BatKid!!! What a little hero!!