Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Kanye West, or How can I just say this?: HATE.HIM.

I never use "hate" lightly ... well, that's a lie. But rarely do I encounter a pop culture "icon" that I hate (I mean, I'm no big fan of the Jonas Bros but you don't see me hatin' on them; I don't really dig American Idol, but you don't hear me trashin' it) - spread/talk about things you love, I say (hence why my posts are solely dedicated to things I adore and think you should too!)

But then sometimes... people are just all up in your face and you have to say something. 

My message to Kanye: please shut up. I don't care.
On Kanye ready to pour all his “superhero” energy into conquering fashion: “Put this in the magazine: There’s nothing more to be said about music. I’m the f—ing end-all, be-all of music. I know what I’m doing. I did 808s in three weeks. I got it. It’s on cruise control. . . . Man, we talked about music for God knows how long! Now let’s talk about how my f—ing sweater didn’t come back right from Korea. That’s what’s interesting me.”
I mean, seriously?


Cody said...

Soon it will be..
Kanye who?

Michael Parsons said...

I feel the same, but part of me thinks it is an act of sorts.
Ever since he took a stance on homophobia in hip hop I have a lot of respect for him, even if his ego annoys the hell out of me.

Anonymous said...

Kanye should shut the fuck up! He is a douchebag supreme.

mB said...

It's true, I do agree that he is doing some good with dealing with homophobia in hip-hop, but even those statements sound like liberal humanist "tolerance" rather than "acceptance." From the same interview:

“Take the word gay—like, in hip-hop, that’s a negative thing, right? But in the past two, three years, all the gay people I’ve encountered have been, like, really, really, extremely dope. Y’know, I haven’t, like, gone to a gay bar, nor do I ever plan to."

First: it tackles just the label as it is used, not how it actually might reflect any homophobic undertones.
Two: the whole 'I would never go to a gay bar' also masks his own, rather unresolved attitude towards gay people (kind of like "they should be seen, but not around me")
I could keep going...

Karen said...

I don't hate him but I strongly dislike how he represents himself.