It’s About Awesomeness

Did anyone watch Kanye West’s appearance on Jimmy Kimmel last night? I only got to see the fractures as presented for mass consumption in six parts on YouTube this afternoon and in scanning the series of prolific gems, part 6 (documented above) seemed like the meatiest to dive into and discuss. At first I was like, yeah! And then I was like, Donda! Then I was like luxury awesomeness? Nike? 4,000 dollars? Handbags? Is this the vagina monologues? And then I was like, wait.

What?

Huh?

Come again?

I’m just wondering if you’re wondering what I’m wondering which is:

What?

Huh?

Come again?

…Hubris.

I’ve got to hand it to the man; he believes with passionate conviction everything he says and that’s a pretty beautiful thing. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t think about marrying him at least once during the spiel.

Watch the video, let me know what you think, come back and we’ll ruminate.

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Thoughts?
  • Alex Poirier

    He’s too smart for his own good. Sadly his creative genius will always be dismissed by a large portion of the public that witness his public outbursts and immediately write him off.

    I will always love him though. He loves the art he creates so much, and wants to be taken seriously, and the second someone doesn’t take him seriously, he flies off the handle. I can see how it would be frustrating to pour yourself so deeply into your work, and then get spoofed on national TV.

    Love or hate him, he’s damn good at everything he does.

    • Ashley Scott

      I couldn’t agree more:) Very well said.

    • liv

      Word. Agree 100%

  • Aubrey Green

    I agree with you Leandra. I LOVE the enthusiasm and when did confidence about yourself become a bad thing? Some might say it’s a confidence vs cocky thing…your thoughts – or maybe that’s a good topic of discussion in general, not just about Kanye. By the way, how do you pronounce his name ;)?

  • Julia

    genius! And he know it. We culture. He rather be a dick than a swallower.

  • kaitlyn conway

    Did anyone else notice the W.W.J.D. bracelet?! That in it self makes him my hero, for this minute. #thirdgradeswag

  • Selena Aponte

    Kanye, I love you….but no, she doesn’t deserve a star on the Walk of Fame.

    • Bec

      But Victoria’s Secret Angels do? Its a changing time, the concept of fame has changed and whether you like it or not the people on the Walk of Fame will change too.

      • Selena Aponte

        And whether you like it or not.. my opinion is my own, we’re all entitled to it

        • Bec

          Of course you are! I wasn’t saying your opinion was invalid, in fact I agree, but I simply was implying that with the changing times, comes a changing definition of fame.

  • Tae

    I tried to watch the video only because of his recent ridiculous claims to innovating leather jogging pants for Fendi, but couldn’t make it past 2 min. His self-exultance is extremely childlike and he feels his opinion is important enough to interrupt someone else’s acceptance speech. He’s good at producing music (bad at rap) and belongs in the production room, not on the TV. Overrated celeb, cue massive eye rollllllll

    • Hereshoping Themayanswereright

      Well Tae, 2 min is not bad, you made it longer than I could. Egomania, lack of respect for others, and relentless narcissism are not qualities I find tolerable in anyone, regardless of fame or perceived “talent”.

  • Kim P.

    Wow. I think we both sorta fell in-love with Kanye today…maybe slightly? like a little for a moment? Whateva. i’m down.

  • Kim P.

    It still puzzles me how he ended up with…Kim Kardashian. I totally didn’t peg them together. like ever. I would say no judgement but…I’m obviously not. She just doesn’t strike me as a conscious thinker.. I am wrong? Probably, but I guess after it all, love is very undefined..

    –kim

  • Petra

    I think this was the line that struck me as the most idiotic from his last record, I quote: “Eatin’ Asian pussy, all I need was sweet and sour sauce”. I do not understand MR’s admiration for this guy. So much about your feminism.

    • Alex Poirier

      The line before that, he talks about infidelity, the sweet and sour sauce remark is just a play on words, the sex was “sweet” but the feeling after of infidelity was “sour”. The race of the woman was just used to set up the connection. The line is far from politically correct, but its also far from idiotic.

  • http://classversussass.com Class Versus Sass

    Love his music. However, he just doesn’t present himself well. Confidence is fine but it shouldn’t be displayed in a series of tantrums.

  • debi alley

    that would be great if he didn’t dis other artists and bully them

  • Tripp

    I’m just puzzled by him. He is SO INTENSE! I think that he is incredibly smart and his ideas are really wonderful, but at the same time I just think that he completely lacks any type of humility. I just think that it’s funny because at this point, I feel like the royal family is more approachable than he is. I cannot imagine how Jimmy could sit through five minutes of that rant.

  • sheree

    Everytime I listen to him I think he sounds delusional and unintelligent

  • Sophie Darsot

    he needs serious psychological help!