Kanye West Says: Journalist Are Acting Like They Are Better Than Us!
Kanye West is known for his epic Twitter rants. Since returning to social media after a nearly one-year hiatus, Chicago native and fashion mogul started tweeting at a rate of nearly 10 tweets a day, dishing out philosophical advice about the struggle for authenticity alongside promotion his upcoming projects.
The G.O.O.D. Music boss made waves with his expressed support of President Trump and got the
music industry excited with his record company summer release schedule roll-out. The “College Dropout” rapper recently produced new music from Pusha T, Kid Cudi, Nas, Teyana Taylor and himself.
Over the weekend, the outspoken Mr. West had something else to get off his chest. He took to Twitter calling out the ‘media’ and informing them on how he’d like to be addressed moving forward. He wrote:
Music is an art form.
When reporters call me “the singer,” the rapper” or even the “pop star” there’s an air of condescension and patronization. Those kinds of journalist are acting like they’re better than us.
Music is an art form. When reporters call me “the singer,” the rapper" or even the "pop star" there’s an air of condescension and patronization. Those kinds of journalist are acting like they’re better than us.
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) July 15, 2018
No word as to which ‘reporter’ frustrated the 41-year-old but West clearly was offended by someone. Time recently listed him among the 25 most influential people on the Internet saying,
West once called his own tweets a form of “contemporary art.”
And to some, his musings on Twitter—erratic, unfiltered, controversial—are just that. To others, however, they’re more problematic, if not downright offensive. Since returning to the platform in April after a nearly year-long hiatus, many fans have been alternately baffled, angry and saddened to see the same artist who, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, accused President Bush of “not caring about black people”, call President Trump his “brother,” post an image of a Make America Great Again Hat, and defend his comments about slavery being a “choice.”
But despite calls for West to be “cancelled,” his recently released album, “Ye”, debuted atop the Billboard 200. No matter what, his online persona—with 28 million followers—keeps him squarely in the public
Undoubtedly, West is very influential.
By: DJ Diamond K