Kanye, Kanye, Kanye...
Why is it that Kanye cannot control his temper? Here is my commentary on the latest Kanye news.
Mr. West went for an interview on Flow 93.5 last Tuesday to discuss their omission of the word “white” from the line “…he’ll leave your ass for a white girl…” (the word ass is also edited out). When he did not like the way that DJ “Hollywood” Rich Fagon was handling the interview, he got up and stormed out of the studio.
Okay, this is where I have a problem. I completely respect Kanye as an artist, as a producer; essentially I love that he is a creative thinker, BUT his arrogance and immature behaviour almost casts a dark shadow on all of his accomplishments.
I tend to agree that the word in question was not meant to degrade or belittle anyone; he was just stating a situation that happens to some men (hello Quincy Jones, Lionel Richie, Kobe Bryant). He wasn’t putting down those men, but making a comment. I took it that he was making light of a situation. Not agreeing or disagreeing with it.
I do agree that he should fight for what he believes in, but sometimes it is how you do it that gets your message across.
I was stunned with the fact that he couldn’t even stay and discuss his opinion in a mature fashion and decided to end the interview and leave.
A few hours later Wayne Williams (the Program Director for Flow 93.5) went to Kanye’s autograph session at HMV and spoke to him. Kanye in turn agreed to do a phone interview and discuss the song.
Yo, was it that hard for Kanye to realize that it is possible to sit down and discuss the issue like an adult? I know that it must be hard for someone to butcher your work and misrepresent it, but he had the opportunity to discuss it and possibly change the way that the station viewed that line.
I read a poll on dose.ca asking if the word should be omitted, and an overwhelming amount of people believe that it should not be censored. See Kanye, we agree with you, but you need to chill!