I wrote 1000 words on Kanye West.
STOP BEING A DICK ABOUT KANYE WEST.
… so when Gawker (or anyone, really) runs a “LOOK WHAT KANYE SAID!” piece like this one, it’s not worth reading. Kanye is a massive musician that doesn’t give a flying fuck – a black Axl Rose (we’re talking ’89 Axl).
… Nobody as prominent as Kanye is trying to push things forward so viscerally, even if he has to sell a few $120 white t-shirts to get there. People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones; we’re a nation of people bitter that we ain’t famous and knocking down people who dare to raise the bar a little more.
People like Kanye make all of us have to try harder, and that’s a good thing. We’re lazy. Kanye, if anything, even if you disagree with everything else I’ve said here, is anything but lazy.