Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Kanye West, Like, Totally Gives It His All


I gather some people find Kanye West's confidence a bit much, but he gets a coveted Shades of Caruso Free Pass for dissing George Bush and embarrassing Mike Myers at the same time, and for the majestic Late Registration, with special love for the tracks Touch The Sky and We Major, the latter a marathon exercise in uplift that works despite sounding almost sarcastic. I don't know how he managed to create that in-song contradiction, but I love it with the full force of my green aura. That said, is Kanye racialist against cephalopods? In the middle of his must-read blog response to criticisms of his Bonnaroo set (and when I say must-read, I really really mean must-read), he has this to say of the festival organisers, in extra-special Kanye-approved all-caps, as typed on his Mac Book Air (TM):

WE WERE OBVIOUSLY DEALING WITH FUCKING IDIOTS WHO DIDN'T REALLY HAVE THE CAPACITY TO REALLY PUT ON THIS SHOW PROPERLY. THEY TRIED 2 GIVE ME A TIME SLOT WERE IT WAS STILL LIGHT OUTSIDE ... I HAVE A FUCKING LIGHT SHOW DUMB ASS, IT'S NOT CALLED GLOW IN THE DARK FOR NO REASON SQUID BRAINS!

Unfortunate comment there. Senior squid-brained spokesman Davy Jones had this to say in response:


I say, without a trace of hyperbole, that this is a public relations nightmare the likes of which the pop-culture world has never seen! Kanye's army of PR shlubs need to put a statement out about this immediately immediately immediately harrumph harrumph harrumph. While my eyes recover from reading his angry, wonderful, punctuation-free screed, here is Kanye in happier times.

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