You know I waits for the Kanye moment! LOL. Now, I’m sure you’ve heard about the review in Entertainment Weekly, when the magazine rated his “Glow In The Dark” tour a B+. That’s right, you read it. They gave him a mere B+! I know you’re thinking how dare they, right ? (NOT). Well, Kanye went off on his blog, saying there are only two grades A+ and F-, and he continued to go off on the magazine, ordering them to bow to him. Blah blah blah in usual Kanye spaz language. Then a few days later, he calmed down, updated his blog, and took some of it back. Uh. I don’t get it. I don’t think I’ve ever heard Kanye take back a spazz.
Here’s my issue. And I know Kanye personally, so I usually support the things he does because he’s a genuine person. And sometimes he has a point, but his points usually get lost in the spazz factor. As it did here.
I’m going to go out on a limb (read: sarcasm) and say that once an artist reaches the Kanye level, they put so much damn stock in the mainstream press…as if Entertainment Weekly really cares?? It’d be nice if I believed that the two tickets + press passes + whatever else went to EW actually was the same thing that the hip hop press/writers across the board got, but I know these days that isn’t the case. (When someone i know asked for tickets, they told me they got shut down by his label, on some “don’t even ask for kanye tickets”). So it makes me wonder what makes most hip hop artists like Kanye feel the need to cater to magazines like Entertainment Weekly who writes reviews using words like Nietzschean and malaise (speak English!) and every other press outlet that doesn’t CARE-RA-RA-RA. Seems like Entertainment Weekly and mags of its kind make rappers want to explore their inner intellect. Big words shouldn’t make a difference. Who’s bowing down to who now?
Kanye, keep spazzing on everybody, but be an equal opportunity spazzer.