A Kanye West rant: is anyone surprised?
Kanye went on a “seven minute rant” during his appearance on Ellen DeGeneres’ show on Thursday, and it seems way crazier than his usual kinda cheeky, ego-fueled ranting. Like he seemed kind off off? Or, high?
In case you don’t want to watch seven minutes of pure CRAZY, there’s an abbreviated version below. Also, here’s a quick summary: Ellen didn’t panic during the thing, in fact, she stopped him a few times and asked him questions, further egging him on, but mostly she just sat back and let him talk. And it wasn’t a rant-rant. He was working towards a point, it was just meandering and Yeezyian.
Whether he should think-before-tweeting: “Absolutely not. What’s the point of thinking?”
Why he’s important: “I care about people. My dad lived in homeless shelters less than five years ago, to find out … he’s a psych major. My mom was the first black female chair of the English department of the Chicago State University. I was raised to do something, to make a difference.”
Who is left to create? “Picasso is dead, Steve Jobs is dead, [Walt] Disney is dead. Name someone living that you can name in the same breath as them. We’re one race, the human race, we’re a blip in the existence of the universe and we’re constantly trying to pull each other down. It’s like I’m shaking talking about it, I feel I can make a difference while I’m here, I feel I can make a difference through my skill set.”
Clothes are important: “I’m sitting with [President Barack] Obama, and Leo [DiCaprio]‘s talking about the environment, and I’m talking about clothes, and everyone looks at me like, that’s not an important issue. But I remember going to school in fifth grade and wanting to have a cool outfit. I want to take away bullying.”
And there you have it. What do you think- I mean, a lot of it is crazy but it makes sense, in its own way. I mean, weird context but that’s Kanye.