Is he the man we love to hate? Or a man who knows how to transform the hate into love through millions of album sales in weeks?
His jam-packed concert and sold out show at the Bowery Ballroom shows that the rapper who loves to pull crazy publicity stunts still has a way of catching the public’s ears. However, West also used it as a means to deliver an impassioned speech about his recent actions, the Taylor Swift incident, and the rehashing of George W. Bush’s fear of being called racist.
His reason for being so damn snarky? Well, he’s fearless. And it’s all because of you.
“I always felt like I could do anything, but now I feel so fearless — after the year I had . . . to come back and do 100,000 the first day digital alone, to be slated to do 600,000 in the first week,” West said, “but what that number says is that people want me to keep making music.”
The reason behind all of West’s recent antics is the fact that the man simply doesn’t care what the public thinks.
“If you’re a real artist, have no fear. Say what the f— you want, do what you want, make what you want, and if it’s meant to be, then people will stand up, like the people stood up for me this week,” he said.