by G. Brown
“SNL’s”44th-year premier jumped off to a glorious cold open with actor Matt Damon emotional drama as Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was legendary. “SNL’ opened to a skit that promised to live up to its Emmy Award-winning comedic highs. The show was off to a good start, but all that promise disappeared when the musical guest hit the stage…
Dressed as a bottled water… because a can of soda would have looked ridiculous…Kanye did what musical guests are hired to do–sing a song. But when the performance was over, as the closing credits rolled, Kanye decided it was time for him to shed some light to lead the masses out of the darkness…
NBC pulled the plug and cut off Kanye mid-rant.
Kanye called it bullying and took his message to social media where he posted…
After that tweet, Kanye should get ready for a lot of people pulling the plug because they’re not into his brand of crazy.
Fans were brutal. Fellow celebs were brutally honest including one news anchor who called Kanye an idiot…
Swizz Beatz has message for Kanye West 🧢 pic.twitter.com/FpDYvkowZU
— Karen Civil (@KarenCivil) September 30, 2018
How bad is it when a White actor has to school Black Kanye on issues directly affecting Black Americans. Kanye the admitted college drop out is always trying to drop some knowledge as if money and fame have made him smarter through osmosis. Here’s some knowledge for you Kanye, none of that has made you smarter. Just because fans call you a “genius” doesn’t mean you’re any more a genius than Beyonce, Chaka Khan or Gladys Knight and the Pips. It means you have a musical talent like millions of others before you and presumably after you as well.
Kanye wants to be a free thinker, a genius. His thinking isn’t all that deep. He’s trying to hard to look like an Einstein and coming off looking like a Frankenstein creation.
Kanye’s arrogance keeps fueling his own ego that Black people should listen to him because he’s famous. No disrespect, but that didn’t work so well when Bill Cosby tried it.
Kanye keeps telling people to be a free thinker like him which is contradictory because if they do what you say then aren’t they following your thinking and not their own free thoughts which makes them slaves to your worldview?
Kanye is entitled to his opinion, but he is either working his own angle here to get in Trump’s good graces for his own political gain or, Kanye is off his meds. Either of those could be true…perhaps even both. If Kanye performs at an upcoming Trump’s rally, we’ll know the first is true.
Ego, greed, and arrogance make strange bedfellows just like politics. But being a political pied piper to lead many young and impressionable fans to Trump is despicable. Even worse is trying to cultivate your own sycophant base of supporters like Trump. Just because you’ve been brainwashed doesn’t mean you should try and brainwash others.
It’s time to stop giving Kanye a pass because people think he’s earned one as a celebrity, a genius or whatever else you call him. It’s time to tell the emperor he’s not wearing any clothes instead of pandering to his idiosyncrasies. It’s the reason Trump thinks he can do no wrong because he’s surrounded by “yes” who fear his rage or money, so instead of telling him when he’s being an insensitive jerk they nod and smile politely.
Kanye is entitled to his opinion, but so are we. In my opinion, in the civil rights fight, Kanye wouldn’t have been at the back of the bus with Black folks. Kanye would have used his money to sit in first class on the train…
This is my stop where I get off. Money, fame, power is not enough to buy or influence my beliefs and thoughts. Kanye has no more right to tell anyone what to think than the government does.
Then again, maybe that’s the plan.
What do you think is going on with Kanye…does he really believe what he’s peddling? Or is he following in Trump’s tracks to try and pull off a bid for the White House in 2024? Or maybe you agree with everything Kanye is saying? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.