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Does Kanye West's Ego Distract From His Music?

Dylan Christine 2013/06/10 18:34:14
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While Kanye West does have intriguing beats and transfixing lyrics, he will forever be remembered as the man who bullied Taylor Swift during the 2009 MTV Music Awards. Countless talk show hosts and fellow celebrities have spoken out against Kanye's outlandish claims, but just when the public began to forget that he was a "jackass" (as put by our country's president, Barrack Obama) his words put him back on the radar, and this time as a self-proclaimed God.

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About a half-hour into Kanye's performance at the Governors Ball, a three day New York festival, the stage went black. Then, out of the darkness, an airplane runway was revealed and the steps were lit up into a 3-D airport tarmac. This extravagance was just the foundation, for as God created the earth, Kanye created a heart-shaking bass level and then used it to declare his deism as he sang, "I Am A God" -- a track from his up and coming album, Yeezus.

If proclaiming yourself a god wasn't enough, lyrics such as "Hurry up with my damn croissants" and "I just talked to Jesus/He said, what up Yeezus?" were enough to get the crowd and tabloids talking.

Kanye's performance made headlines, but what were people really raving about -- his music, or his ego trip? Apparently, it wasn't enough for West to be stronger, better, or faster. This artist may have taken his narcissism to a cosmic level.

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  • bags the Indigenous Guru 2013/06/11 00:49:17
    Yes!
    bags the Indigenous Guru
    +8
    There are many of us who have no idea what his music sounds like, and have no interest in finding out. He wore out his welcome before he came through the door.

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  • Bad1987 2013/12/12 11:56:59
    Yes!
    Bad1987
    I don't listen to his music. I have never been and will never be a fan of his.
  • Dave 007 2013/06/16 11:55:26
    Yes!
    Dave 007
    Music??? REALLY!!
  • Tre 2013/06/15 22:27:20
    Yes!
    Tre
    +1
    He's trash. Nothing else needs to be said.
  • soul r 2013/06/15 21:40:41
    No
    soul r
    HE NEEDS PRAYER! the industry and the allure of it can really change a man!
  • MTon 2013/06/15 07:59:26
    No
    MTon
    Listen to the music and you'll forget all about the ego
  • HipJipC 2013/06/14 07:44:45
    No
    HipJipC
    Not if you don't pay any attention to it.
  • *~The Doctor's Rose♥~* 2013/06/14 00:55:14
    Yes!
    *~The Doctor's Rose♥~*
    +1
    He is a jerk.
  • cmg 2013/06/13 19:35:07
    No
    cmg
    +1
    He is an a@&
  • tncdel 2013/06/13 19:19:16
    No
    tncdel
    +1
    What music? Is that what you call that crap? :)~
  • LeroyRogers 2013/06/13 16:56:43
    No
    LeroyRogers
    +1
    you can't call that crap music.
  • tncdel LeroyRo... 2013/06/13 19:20:05
    tncdel
    +1
    Wow! I posted mine without seeing yours. Great minds think alike, don't they? :)~
  • Tigger68 2013/06/13 16:02:56
    Yes!
    Tigger68
    ....but honestly, I've never heard anything he has ever released, nor do I care to.
  • NicolineWeirdo-chanKnuth 2013/06/13 13:20:39
  • John Wa... Nicolin... 2013/06/14 19:21:05
    John Walker II
    I hope the only thing he breaks is his skull on that roof. He's due for a good thumping.
  • ASpookyGhost 2013/06/13 07:38:16
    Yes!
    ASpookyGhost
    +2
    What music?
  • tncdel ASpooky... 2013/06/13 19:20:31
    tncdel
    My sentiments exactly.
  • CP24 2013/06/13 04:22:24
    Yes!
    CP24
    +2
    Douchebag- Kanye West
  • Elizabeth 2013/06/13 02:00:06
    Yes!
    Elizabeth
    +2
    He's so cocky. It's disgusting.
  • XQNP 2013/06/13 00:24:35
    Yes!
    XQNP
    Just take a look at other people's comments and see how many of them have no idea that he's quite possibly the most gifted pop musician of the new millennium.
  • nicesteve 2013/06/12 23:30:48
    Yes!
    nicesteve
    +2
    Kayne West has Egoitis. Harry Truman might have called that political fever.
    Initial symptoms are an inflammation in mouth and hat size, and when the
    disease reaches it's final stages, the patient's too big for their britches.
  • Boxing_Chick22 2013/06/12 21:29:46
    Yes!
    Boxing_Chick22
    GTFO
  • Brother Bo 2013/06/12 19:39:14
    No
    Brother Bo
    +1
    You mean he does music? I thought he was just famous for knocking up that Armenian bimbo...

    I'm not impressed with either one of them.
  • Brother Bo Brother Bo 2013/06/12 19:42:22
    Brother Bo
    +1
    PS: isn't declaring himself a god going to piss off Obama, who thinks of himself as a god?
  • Ash in Purgatory 2013/06/12 19:25:47
    Yes!
    Ash in Purgatory
    I'm not religious so I don't give a crap about people who proclaim to be "God", even I've done it playfully before, however, Kanye genuinely thinks he is one and his ego is just too big for my care. His music really isn't all that imo either.
  • Jimm 2013/06/12 18:25:19
    Yes!
    Jimm
    Always...and I kinda think he wants it that way.
  • Luke 2013/06/12 13:04:06
    No
    Luke
    they both suck!!!
  • Ole SGT Joe 2013/06/12 12:15:10
    No
    Ole SGT Joe
    +2
    His music, as well his antics, go hand in hand. Both come off as subpar as he appears to be trying to be something/someone that is obviously beyond his capabilities. He talks the talk but just can't walk the walk.
  • Faye 2013/06/12 11:40:27
    Yes!
    Faye
    +1
    I am surprised that he can walk into a regular door....
  • Ava Alexander 2013/06/12 08:36:20
    No
    Ava Alexander
    I hate his music, therefore, I don't think of him as a musician, let alone some gifted, talented entertainer.
  • Johann 2013/06/12 07:37:01
    Yes!
    Johann
    I followed his music once. I found I was moving away from his music with the years passing each time. His ego is cumbersome... needs to quit it last I know of. Hip-Hop is not what it used to be. When in mood, play some old-school jams.
  • CrystalBall 2013/06/12 00:53:21
    Yes!
    CrystalBall
    along with all his .. "look at me" videos and performances.. UGH!!!
  • lena 2013/06/12 00:19:12
    No
    lena
    Nope...don't like his music. don't care about his ego...didn't know it was a problem because he's THAT far out of my "give a crap zone."
  • oceanraptor 2013/06/11 23:56:25
    Yes!
    oceanraptor
    +2
    ...but that's every celebrity by default, so he's in good company.
  • twistedangels 2013/06/11 23:27:56
    Yes!
    twistedangels
    +2
    He's an ass.
  • cranejumper 2013/06/11 23:14:51
    Yes!
    cranejumper
    did someone say oreo
  • blumunofky 2013/06/11 23:03:37
    No
    blumunofky
    +1
    If you took away the ego you wouldn't have anything. The music wasn't there to begin with.
  • adeenmckenziekennedy 2013/06/11 22:47:07
  • Mark5610 2013/06/11 21:34:13 (edited)
    Yes!
    Mark5610
  • AngelEyes 2013/06/11 20:50:01
    Yes!
    AngelEyes
    +1
    I seriously wish this guy would just retire and go away, he is self centered and needs to be put in his place.. Someone will bring him down one day, and I hope I can see it when it happens, the same way he likes to hurt people. Keep the bottle away from him...
  • TheDevian 2013/06/11 20:07:32
    No
    TheDevian
    not to me, because I don't pay him any attention, he isn't worth it.

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