People are free to change their minds 1 million times over if they like. That’s part of what makes us human beings. However, changing your mind also opens one up to a crowd of people rolling their eyes and asking “What took you so long?”
Kanye West ruffled quite a lot of feathers when he announced his support of President-elect Trump while on stage. Then he made a stop to Trump Tower to have a personal meeting with him and posed for pictures in the lobby.
Kanye had finally gotten the approval of those white billionaires he’s wanted for years at the expense of the respect of many of his fans and supporters. At least, that’s what it looked like.
Kanye West shocked fans last month when he declared his loyalty to President-elect Donald Trump on stage during his Saint Pablo Tour. He would later be hospitalized citing exhaustion, which many viewed as a sign that he was in the middle of a concerning downward spiral into depression and paranoia.
After being released from the hospital just a few days ago, West is seemingly doubling down on his Donald Trump endorsement.
Kanye West’s actions as of late have been concerning, to say the least. First, he interrupted his own show to say that he would’ve voted for Donald Trump – if he voted at all. Then he cancelled the rest of his Saint Pablo tour dates after an odd performance where he only performed a couple of songs and went off on a rant about Jay Z, Beyoncé and more.
In the next chapter of what’s looking more like a cautionary talent, reports claim that the hip-hop artist/fashion designer was transported to a local hospital in Los Angeles after someone called the police while he was at his trainer’s home because an unidentified man was “acting erratically.”
Remember when Kanye West said that he was running for president in 2020? Everyone had a laugh and and even made a hashtag out of it. Meanwhile, some of us paused and realized there was no reason to presume he would be running as as a Democrat. Those concerns have been justified.
At a recent concert, the rapper/fashion designer took one of his trademark self-imposed interruptions to let the crowd know what side of the line he fell on in the recent election. The fact that he didn’t actually vote is somehow the relief.
By now, the world has heard at length about the gaffes of two very famous white women this week. Taylor Swift was exposed on Snapchat by Kim Kardashian and Kanye West for lying about approving Kanye’s lyrics in his song “Famous.” Melania Trump, the wife of the Republican nominee for president, apparently lifted part of her Republican National Convention Speech from Michelle Obama’s 2008 Democratic National Convention speech. These two instances are part of a larger history of white women and public victimhood in the United States.
Black women in the limelight are not only scrutinzed by onlookers and consumers. They are often devalued, hypersexualized, and fetishized in ways that render them mere objects.
Once we’re past our formative years, how often do we open coloring books? How often do we employ coloring books to de-stress, as they were intended to do? I’ll answer that for you, we don’t. However, there is one coloring book you should consider opening and understanding, and it was created by Chance the Rapper.
By: Sam Fleming
Kanye West has evolved greatly over the years since his 2004 debut single “All falls down.” He has had some great moments and some not so great moments. But, his albums have been all over the place.
Here is our thorough ranking of his albums with from worst to best. Use the numbered pages below to toggle through the rankings.
The curtain rises on The Life of Pablo like the sun on a Sunday morning as Kelly Price’s vocals serenade and transition us into Kanye’s hook on “Ultra Light Beam.” The background choir plays a heavy role in adding the spiritual touch onto this epic album.