Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Is Kanye West Really This Important?

Kanye West set the whole country into a frenzy when he interrupted Taylor Swift's acceptance speech Sunday night at the VMA's. Everyone it seems, including President Barack Obama has an opinion on Mr. West's outburst. The President reportedly called West a "jacksass" in an off the record remark. Perhaps President Obama has forgotten that his responsibility is to run the country instead of commenting on a rapper/producer who is obviously dealing with a few demons.

West made an appearance on Jay Leno's show last night and was clearly uncomfortable and at times incoherent in his responses. He appeared to be sincerely sorry for the outburst, and appeared to be calling out for help, stating that since the passing of his mother he hasn't had a break and that he plans to take some time off. It's amazing with all of the problems that we're having in this country that our president has time to worry about Kanye West. While Kanye may not be perfect, he has done a lot of work to uplift young people through his foundation. At the end of the day, he's still a talented multi millionaire, and flawed like the rest of us (I even think that knowing that he was going to be on Leno that West possibly orchestrated his outburst). In the big picture of all of our problems, while it's interesting to psychoanalyze Mr. West, he's really not that important.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Not really, but the blogs and media make him feel that he is.