Poor Kanye West. He tries so hard, and he is actually is very talented, but lately, everything (aside from his family life) is kind of going to shit. This past week alone he’s been accused of being an anti-Semite a la Mel Gibson AND he went on another insane rant during a performance on his Yeezus tour, except no one was really around to hear it since few people actually showered up to the concert.
I’d feel bad for Kanye’s shitty week if it weren’t for the fact that Kanye West is kind of a shitty person. A lot of media outlets are saying that Kanye’s waning popularity is because of his involvement with Kim Kardashian, but I’m starting to think his relationship with Kim might be one of the few likable things left about him.
Last week, Kanye did a radio interview with New York’s Power 105 and he made a really strange comparison between George W. Bush and Barack Obama:
Man, let me tell you something about George Bush and oil money and Obama and no money. People want to say Obama can’t make these moves or he’s not executing. That’s because he ain’t got those connections… Black people don’t have the same level of connections as Jewish people. Black people don’t have the same connections as oil people.
Ummm…ok? First of all, George W. Bush isn’t Jewish. In fact, the closest America has ever had to a Jewish president is when Joseph Lieberman ran for vice-president. Hell, JFK was the first Catholic and people were barely cool with that! So I’m not exactly sure why Kanye is bringing the Jewish religion into this whole thing. Did George W have oil connections? Sure! Was her Jewish? No. Secondly, make up your damn mind Kanye! You rant about Obama once a week and now you’re randomly defending him with an argument that makes zero fucking sense? Get your shit together!
As anticipated, people were pissed about Kanye’s statement. Sure, I exaggerated when I said he took Antisemitism to a Mel Gibson level, and I apologize to Kanye for that because it was a low blow, but Kanye’s statement was still super fucking stupid, and the Anti-Defamation League reacted with this:
This is classic anti-Semitism. There it goes again, the age-old canard that Jews are all-powerful and control the levers of power in government. As a celebrity with a wide following, Kanye West should know better. We hope that he will take responsibility for his words, understand why they are so offensive, and apologize to those he has offended.
In the same interview, Kanye also said, “We ain’t Jewish. We don’t got family that got money like that. The rappers became the new family,” which made me do this:
Haven’t the Jews suffered enough over the years? Do they really need Kanye West throwing shade their way? I don’t think so. And if Kanye really does think that Jewish people run everything and have all the connections, then that maybe explains why his concert is failing so bad: he pissed off the wrong chosen people.
The Anti-Defamation League released their response just hours before Kanye’s Kansas City concert, and you know how many people showed up to that concert? 4,500. You know how many seats there are in the Kansas City Sprint Center? 18,500. So, the stadium was basically 3/4 empty. Maybe, it’s because Kanye’s tour is known to have technical difficulties which involve him storming off stage like a child having a tantrum? Or maybe it’s because he goes on insane nonsensical rants during his shows (his rant in Kansas lasted eight fucking minutes)? Either way, I think it’s time that Kanye West calmed the fuck down and shut the fuck up.
It’s pretty bad that the only time Kanye is bearable is when he’s talking about Kim Kardashian and their daughter, because he does sound really genuine and sweet when discussing them. But everything else? 10 eye roll gifs out of 10!
Kanye’s week wasn’t all bad, though! Here he is hanging out with Kim, that guy who is always on Keeping up with the Kardashians, yet I can never remember his name, and the most glamorous and talented actress of my generation: Lindsay Lohan!
Any week you get to be in a picture with Lindsay Lohan AND Kim Kardashian has to be a good one! Keep your head up, Kanye, you potentially Antisemitic nutcase! (That being said, I’m going to the gym now and listening to “Workout Plan” and “Black Skinhead” on repeat. Hey, I said he was talented!)