A Kanye West rant: is anyone surprised?
Kanye went on a Ã¢â¬Åseven minute rantÃ¢â¬Â during his appearance on Ellen DeGeneresÃ¢â¬â¢ show on Thursday, and it seems way crazier than his usual kinda cheeky, ego-fueled ranting. Like he seemedÃÂ kind off off? Or, high?
In case you don’t want to watch seven minutes of pure CRAZY,ÃÂ 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 wasnÃ¢â¬â¢t a rant-rant. He was working towards a point, it was just meandering and Yeezyian.
Whether he should think-before-tweeting: Ã¢â¬ÅAbsolutely not. WhatÃ¢â¬â¢s the point of thinking?Ã¢â¬Â
Why heÃ¢â¬â¢s important: Ã¢â¬ÅI care about people. My dad lived in homeless shelters less than five years ago, to find out Ã¢â¬Â¦ heÃ¢â¬â¢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.Ã¢â¬Â
Who is left to create? Ã¢â¬ÅPicasso is dead, Steve Jobs is dead, [Walt] Disney is dead. Name someone living that you can name in the same breath as them. WeÃ¢â¬â¢re one race, the human race, weÃ¢â¬â¢re a blip in the existence of the universe and weÃ¢â¬â¢re constantly trying to pull each other down. ItÃ¢â¬â¢s like IÃ¢â¬â¢m shaking talking about it, I feel I can make a difference while IÃ¢â¬â¢m here, I feel I can make a difference through my skill set.Ã¢â¬Â
Clothes are important: Ã¢â¬ÅIÃ¢â¬â¢m sitting with [President Barack] Obama, and Leo [DiCaprio]Ã¢â¬Ës talking about the environment, and IÃ¢â¬â¢m talking about clothes, and everyone looks at me like, thatÃ¢â¬â¢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.Ã¢â¬Â
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.