Kanye West’s recent incident…
… reminded me of an article I read a few months back titles ‘What if Kanye West is Retarded?‘. This article contains some pretty good arguments bringing up Kanye’s book, his opposition to college (lol), and the conflict with George Bush as support. Here are a couple excerpts:
Lookin’ cool, Kanye.
“The thing is, I thought a lot of Kanye’s strange, quirky behavior was all a part of his act. His brat-sent-to-bed-without-dessert reactions to Grammy snubs, his bizarre videos, the fact that he blogs in ALL CAPS; I assumed it was all his “bit,” you know? He clearly wants to go down in history as some kind of unpredictable, eccentric genius and, hey, he probably could’ve gotten away with it. The history of pop music is littered with odd, eccentric lunatics that are now considered geniuses, and Kanye just wanted to be one of them. If he can convince people that he’s got Prince-levels of eccentricity, more power to him.
But now that I’m seeing this ridiculous book of what he perceives to be Confucius-esque witticisms, I’m not so sure. It’s not enough that he’s written a crappy book–he’s gone on record as saying that he’s a “proud non-reader” who doesn’t see the value in books. Now, I’m not an accomplished author or anything (until Holla Atta Bitch goes platinum or whatever it is that books do), but I think the first rule of book-selling is “Don’t tell your book-buying audience that reading books is stupid and worthless.”
Which leads me to my concern: What if Kanye isn’t an eccentric genius and, worse, isn’t even trying tofeign eccentricity? What if Kanye didn’t spout off a bunch of quirky, polarizing diatribes because he wanted to go down in history as a creative genius, but because he is, in fact, a complete fucking moron? The question we have to ask, then, is “What if Kanye West is retarded?” and everything Kanye’s ever said and done takes on an entirely different context when you view it through this new lens.”
I bet this is exactly how Charles Hamilton would act like if he was a little more popular.
Also, I should mention a quote from one of Drake’s twitter accounts referring to Beyonce’s recognition of Taylor Swift:
“and Bey was real classy for doin that for Taylor Swift / next time Kanye wanna shoot my vid eat a d*ck”
Looks like Drake wasn’t impressed with the ‘Best I Ever Had‘ video either…