Checking your ego, abandoning it, letting it go, is a huge part of recovery from addiction. – Susannah Grant
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism. – Carl Jung
Kanye West is very creative, lyrical and all such great artsy stuff. If we want to be magnanimous, we can call him a ‘god’ or a ‘demigod’. But it doesn’t exceed that. He will never be more than human; he can go platinum as many times as he wants. And that’s that about that.
The 37-year-old is in love with Kim on paper, but controversy is his bed-mate in truth. His romance with controversy is marked by spirited enjoyment, an affair so great it appears he could die without it. It’s a sad shame seeing as he ought to be better. Perhaps it’s the money and the fame, perhaps he never saw the stardom reaching this height. Maybe I’m wrong; maybe he’s inhaling the wrong stuff. Whatever the case, nothing rationalizes this new show of the Kanye insanity. Nothing.
Mr. West likes to spark frenzy. He knows how to work the media into a whirling vortex of hysteria, only he is taking on a wrong subject this time. In a recent fit of craziness, he took his buzz to a whole new level of controversial by attempting to rewrite the Bible. And it’s a sad shame seeing how much the fortune and limelight is driving him gaga.
I think this is the last straw that breaks the camel’s back.
This is a man who stopped a show of his in Sydney to demand a standing ovation from the audience, regardless of him being outside the confines of the USA. Regardless of the physically challenged who could as well have been a part of the audience.
“I can’t do this show until everybody stand[s] up. Unless you got a handicap pass and you get special parking and sh**”, he reportedly told the viewers at the gig.
It took one of the physically challenged in the crowd waving a prosthetic limb before West could go on with his performance. How crass!
The Hollywood Reporter says of the Kanye-Bible move;
“The idea was sparked as a need for Generation Y to have a superstar that will accompany that generation through its evolution, being a part and ultimately shaping its identity.”
Eonline reports the Book of Yeezus as selling for $20, a ‘bible’ where every mention of God’s name is replaced with the phrase ‘Kanye’ or ‘Yeezus’.
“At its simplest, it is the book of Genesis, modified to feature ‘Kanye’ or ‘Yeezus’ in the place of God… In the beginning Kanye created the heaven and the earth… And Kanye said, let there be light: and there was light”, an excerpt of the ‘bible’ says.
It doesn’t get any more preposterous.
In a foreword, Etsy.com (the online shop selling the ‘bible’) says;
“[they] explore [their] consumerist, quick-fix, and information-culture, and celebrate Kanye and the outsized significance he plays in [their] lives”.
Mr. Kanye Omari West needs to grow up and stop being a scatterbrain. He can interrupt the Grammys and other award shows as many times as he wants, but he needs to stop being a nuisance and leave out religion. West needs to know where and when to draw the line.
The world is sick and tired of one Black man from Chicago who –though raised in a middle-class household– has struck gold by writing rhymes, making beats and designing shoes. Nah, this can’t be real. Someone needs to call West to order. Jay-Z needs to step in. Maybe Oprah, or Sean Combs. As he certainly is on a whole new level of high. Artistes in Hollywood are generally known for substance abuse. Rick James was said to be so addicted he admitted spending about $7,000 weekly on drugs for five straight years. Rick – though critically acclaimed for his talent and often called the ‘king of punk funk’ for his fusion of funk, soul and alternative rock sounds – would later die from pulmonary and cardiac issues.
The Guardian described Amy Winehouse as “a victim of her fame… she was also, more simply, a victim of a not-uncommon mental illness – addiction – that is poorly understood and claims many non-celebrity victims, too.” She was said to have “had five times the legal drink-drive limit of alcohol in her blood when she died.”
West, though alive, looks to be out of sync with truth. Someone needs call the twat to order. We’ll hate to lose another of our own.
Image credits: Etsy.com, Thewire.com and Theatlantic.com