Kanye West will always be known and respected for his production work on albums for artistes such as Kanye (I know, just keep reading), Jay-Z, John Legend, and many more.
But in the last few weeks, it seems the world is now starting to witness the embarrassing and quite frankly, disturbing spectacle that is Kanye’s transformation from being one of Chicago’s finest artists to being what appears to be a global free-thinker.
If Kanye wants to create enough hype for his coming albums by flooding our feeds with thought-provoking statements and Yeezy boosts, he’s free to do just that. Cause just enough controversy but not too much to take the attention totally from the albums.
Coming out to say slavery was a choice, though? Maybe what Kanye really wanted to say was that the race card has been overplayed and the black community needs to move on. But that’s the thing. How do people move on from playing the race card in this game of life when they still suffer the terrible effects of racism today?
In retrospect, people should have seen this coming from the moment he called Donald Trump “my brother”. That ‘dragon energy’ is clearly messing with Ye’s brain and it has crashed to the very bottom, far below every good form of logic attainable.
Freedom of speech is a great thing to have but it takes being properly educated about the past and present before one can make great use of that freedom of speech. Kanye obviously does not know a great deal or he would not ever even allow the thought of people being betrayed by their kin and sold to slavery or killed while resisting it chose to be enslaved.
What Kanye does not understand is that, 400 years in the future, someone with a similarly big and influential platform like he has now, could come out to say, “Folks like Stephon Clark and co who got shot several times when they posed no apparent threat to the police chose their deaths – they chose to be brutalised fatally by the police.” And that someone, 400 years from now, would feel justified saying such because, free thinker.
That’s insanity. And what’s more insane is people who are even trying to draw sense from the outrageous nonsense Kanye has said.” He’s kinda making sense… ” No, he’s not! And thank God that TMZ reporter was bold enough to call him out on his nonsense.
Because of his level of influence and his status as one of the world’s most creative and original artists, the controversy Kanye is stirring up is not just merely nonsensical, it is also very dangerous.