Kanye West seems to make giant strides forward as an intelligent human being and then takes massive steps back again. While performing on Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, PA last Thursday, he opened fire on radio DJs (of course! Why not?) Charlemagne and Sway, saying that they needed to “shut the fuck up” (basically, stop criticizing him) because they haven’t done anything with their lives compared to him. Uh… okay.
Lest we forget when Kanye went crazy on Sway a few months back when Sway asked some totally understandable, interesting questions about Kanye’s relationship with pop culture and his work within the system he claims to hate. It seems like he really just does not like having to answer for himself, or having to explain himself in any meaningful way, which makes me feel like he’s obviously not all that happy with what he’s doing or knows it’s problematic.
There’s no doubt that Kanye is talented and really intelligent with some great ideas. However, his egomania and megalomaniacal tendencies tend to completely overshadow that, which really is a shame.