Kanye West, the rapper who loves swearing at fans in hospitals (see his lyrics) has done it again. He’s grabbed the world’s attention with more of his priceless tomfoolery. This time it’s not for railing against the White House’s predominant occupants – rather it’s for fearlessly impersonating Jesus.
The Jesus impression can be seen on the cover of the next issue of Rolling Stone magazine. On it, Kanye is wearing a crown of thorns and a one shoulder biblical-style robe. With that in mind, you should all know he pulls off much more of a Willem Dafoe-style impression than a James Caviezel.
Kanye West (CDs) has dressed himself like Jesus Christ for the next cover of
Rolling Stone magazine. West said in the accompanying article:
"In America, they want you to accomplish these great feats, to pull
off these David Copperfield-type stunts, you want me to be great, but
you don’t ever want me to say I’m great?"
Whatever West’s reasoning, the Jesus-like photo is likely to draw criticisms that he is:
1) Comparing himself to Jesus
2) Way too self-important
3) Referencing 80’s mullet fanatic David Copperfield
Before they reach for their cross emblazoned, diamond studded pistol
grips kept directly on top of their dusty New and Old Testaments, the
religiously-minded should know that West’s latest act isn’t necessarily
an open mockery of Jesus, after all, this is the guy who rapped:
"We rappers are role models we rap we don’t think/ I ain’t here to argue about his facial features/ Or here to convert atheists into believers/ I’m just trying to say the way school need teachers/ The way Kathie Lee needed Regis that’s the way yall need Jesus/ So here go my single dog radio needs this/ They say you can rap about anything except for Jesus/ That means guns, sex, lies, video tapes/ But if I talk about God my record won’t get played Huh?"
Clearly Kanye’s got nothing but shout-outs and mad props for the
heavenly head of Christianity. That being the case, what’s with the Rolling Stone
Headline hunger, that’s what. Remember when he said this:
"George Bush doesn’t care about black people."
Yeah, we know, calling the sitting president of your own country a
pseudo-racist was huge. It dominated newspaper front pages and
magazine headlines for days. It also resulted in Kanye’s picture
beaming into wide-eyed living-room’s all over the world. Truckloads of
free publicity for the album (the very cool Late Registration) he’d
dropped a month before must have felt powerful nice.
how long’s it been since his last major headline? Four or five months
without a New York Post dedicated to you? We’d want more too, Kanye.
As such, hecklerspray now makes bold but utterly false statements like that in an attempt for some major multi-media coverage:
–Tony Blair skinned a puppy and slurped it down raw!
–Al Sharpton is a Korean in a zip-up people suit!
grease spot has formed in the image of hecklerspray on the outside
wall of a grubby grocery store, thousands flock with church candles!
Drudge report, if you could pick this up we’d appreciate it.
[story by Shawn Lindseth]