Kanye West Represents the Victimhood, Paranoia Plaguing Black Men


by David A. Love

What’s up with Kanye, man?

It’s a question that people are asking these days about the larger-than-life celebrity, and they are worried about him. Although he is a recording giant and a big-name player in the music industry, Kanye West is still a black man like any other black man.

And Kanye represents the victimhood and paranoia that plagues brothers, you know?

He has been all over the place recently, even more than usual for the often chaotic, flamboyant, grandiose and attention-attracting artist, producer and entrepreneur.

Kanye reportedly had a meltdown and went off on a tirade before a performance onSaturday Night Live. At first, it was reported that his anger was directed towards SNL production staff, though according to Access Hollywood, he was addressing his own team. “Look at that s**t, they took my f**king stage off a ‘SNL’ without asking me,” West reportedly said in an audio recording presumed to be of West’s voice. “Now I’m bummed. That and Taylor Swift, fake a**.”

“If I am going to do this, we are breaking the m———–g Internet,” he said.

One source said, “It was like he was having an emotional breakdown. He was calling the crew ‘white m———–s’ and then said he was going to walk out. The only thing that stopped him from actually leaving right then was that nobody had access to the freight elevator. If he’d walked out on the live show, it would have been a disaster. And the whole meltdown was just because of the floor. ”

Following his SNL appearance and after his Taylor Swift comments emerged, West said, “It’s like, I want the best for that person, but there’s people going through real issues out here.”

“There’s people out of work. There’s people in debt that can’t make it out of the debt,” he added. “There’s people that’s in debt that don’t have a shoe. There’s people that are in debt that don’t have a hit album out also — you know what I’m saying? … I don’t think people care about me or her in that way. People care about their families, their kids. If you like my music, listen to it. If you like her music, listen to it.”

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