Kanye West is a very, very talented man.
He’s a great producer, testament to that which lies in the success of Jay Z’s The Blueprint album. He’s also a legendary rapper, with 21 Grammy awards proof of his greatness. Have you seen his Yeezy shoes? The Red Octobers? This man is also a gifted designer as well.
Something however doesn’t feel right with this gifted man these days. His music isn’t as great as it was before (Yeezus and The Life of Pablo don’t come anywhere near his previous 4 albums). He’s picking up fights, from re-igniting a feud with Taylor Swift to a current one with his “big brother”, Jay Z.
His concerts too seem to be suffering. There’s less music, and more of senseless rants. Three days ago at a concert, Kanye revealed that he loved Donald Trump, while also speaking down on racisn and the Black Lives Matter movement. This made fans boo him, with some even throwing projectiles on stage.
His next Saint Pablo tour stop, last night at Sacramento, was somehow even worse.
Kanye arrived on stage over one hour late, performed only 3 songs, and then went on yet another oh-so-annoying rant. This time, his victims included Hov and Beyonce, Hillary Clinton and even Mark Zuckerberg.
“Beyoncé, I was hurt because I heard that you said you wouldn’t perform unless you won Video of the Year over me and over ‘Hotline Bling,'” West said. “Now don’t go dissing Beyoncé, she’s great. Taylor Swift is great. We are all great people. We are all equal. But sometimes we be playing the politics too much and forget who we are just to win. Fuck winning, fuck looking cool. Fuck looking cool. Fuck being cool. Fuck all that, bruh.”
Remember back when Ye went on stage after wife Kim Kardashian’s robbery in Paris to complain that Jay-Z didn’t call to check up on his family? Yeah, Hova still didn’t call, and Mr. West is hella pissed about it.
He pleaded with his mentor: “I’ve been sent here to give y’all my truth even at the risk of my own life, my own success, my own career. Jay Z—call me, bruh. You still ain’t called me. Jay Z, I know you got killers. Please don’t send them at my head. Please call me. Talk to me like a man.”
Quick side note though: Why doesn’t Kanye just call Jay-Z?
Moving on, he then blamed Clinton’s loss on Google and Facebook lying to us. At this point one has to wonder if Kanye is on something.
“The Saint Pablo tour is more relevant than radio and if y’all keep following old models, your ass is going to be Hillary Clinton,” he said. “You might not like it, but they gotta hear it. I ain’t here to massage you with a fake truth, telling you that Hillary gon’ win over and over and over and then you wake up [and] you still can’t believe it! You know why? Because you was lied to by Google. You was lied to by Mark Zuckerberg.”
The show ended soon after, and many walked out, not sure if they had just been t a Kanye concert or something else entirely. And for we Kanye lovers out here, the time has come for an intervention.
I think it’s high time we prayed for the musical genius we once knew. I think it’s time we prayed for a man who gave us countless beautiful creations, in the hope that he may give us many more in the future.
I love you, Kanye West, and I pray that you get better.