I’m Sorry For The Realness
“See I invented Kanye, there wasn’t any Kanyes and now I look and look around and there’s so many Kanyes.” -Kanye West “Old Kanye”
That’s not a true statement, but Kanye’s influence is apparent. Although his garments are drab, dull, similar style to the crew on the Matrix movies existing outside of the Matrix — the man himself is more Agent Smith. The style influence is seen in every men’s department of major retailers. More on that, another time. His explosive personality, assured self-confidence and unfiltered interviews makes almost every one of his TV interviews a “must watch”. The spontaneity of his tangents makes Kanye West, for better or for worse, one of the most interesting people in entertainment and pop culture. On a recent visit to queen of daytime television Ellen DeGeneres, Kanye delivered a 6 1/2 minute monologue about his cultural influences (hip hop, naming Rakim & Phife Dog), his mother Donda West, wanting to prevent bullying through his art and fashion, canvassing Mark Zuckerberg for a billion dollars via twitter and finally apologizing to Ellen and Daytime tv for the Realness. “Picasso is dead. Steve Jobs is dead. Walt Disney is dead. Name somebody living that you can name in the same breath.”
Shout out to Ellen for dialing back and letting him go.