Kanye West might’ve been talking about Emmys during his recent interview with SHOWstudio but the real person who deserves an award is Lou Stoppard for sitting through the painful interview with the rapper who it’s clear we lost a long time ago.
For two hours Ye talked about some of everything from music to fashion, but one of the most interesting comments from the rapper came when he was asked how he felt about Bruce Jenner’s transition to Caitlyn. Right out of the gate, Yeezy went left when he slighted black media as though mainstream outlets don’t engage in the same salacious genre of gossip.
“The first thing I did think about was I thought about black radio hosts you know maybe, possibly making jokes about it because the black culture is so homophobic and the news cycle — they’re just constantly trying to find some news…
Sharp left ahead:
“But then I thought f-ck it. F-ck what people think. I feel proud to be in a family that has, you know, so many people breaking ground for the generations to come. I just feel, it’s like, ‘Woah.’ It’s like reality show — that’s so f-cking new of an art form. To the point where, my wife and my family should’ve had plenty of Emmys by now. But reality shows are considered to be like rap was when the Mondrian wouldn’t let Run DMC and motherf-cking Will Smith stay there because they were rappers or the idea of a reality star not being allowed into a fashion show or not being nominated for their show, even if it’s the longest running and the most popular and everybody I know watches it and sh-t.”
You truly have to watch the video starting at the 1:01 mark to experience the full tragedy that is this black boy lost. It’s almost as though someone (Kris Jenner perhaps) put a battery in his back to rehearse the same tired criticisms we hear over and over about black people while simultaneously plugging the Kardashians to make sure know one forgets they sit atop one of the most ill-earned thrones ever established in society.
Somewhere Viola Davis is like…