There are infinite Kanye West-isms to quote for days. You either love or hate Yeezy — he’s that polarizing. The admittedly “College Dropout” rapper is one of the most candid beings in hip-hop. He’s unfiltered. Remember when he went off-the-script with Mike Meyers outing President Bush as racist? Who has the guts to do that nowadays?
He yells, he smiles, he inspires, he pisses people off. This all the makings of someone who isn’t pressed on how others feel about him. People possibly hate on him because they can’t enjoy the freedom from others wanton judgements. Even when Obama admonished him publicly, West continued to do him and to live for him. And that is his success.
Check out the 4-part video series that started the Kanye West vs. Jimmy Kimmel Twitter beef. You’re going to be entertained and engrossed. Plus, you want to take notes for you water cooler talk at the office.
“No one knows the names I got called for wearing tight jeans.”
“Michael Jackson isn’t even Black. He’s Michael Jackson.”
“Rap is the new rock ‘n’ roll.”
“I’m the No. 1 rock star on the planet.”
“We’re making product with chitlins. T-shirts — that’s the most we [Blacks] can make. We [Blacks] can have our best perspectives on a T-shirt, but if it’s anything else — your ‘Truman Show’ boat is hitting the wall.”
“Classism is racism’s cousin.”
“That’s our future sky.” referring to the internet.
“My music is the code to self-esteem.”
“How about us as a people? Because we can’t do it on our own.”