Famous

Monday, February 15, 2016

And now for a post weighing in on a hot topic many people have asked me to discuss.
*correction: no one. no one has asked me to discuss this.




Kanye's new lyrics about Taylor Swift that go a little something like this:

"I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why, I made that bitch famous / God damn / I made that bitch famous."

Okay, but no. I don't even know where to start on this misogynistic bullshit about a man trying to take credit for the career of an insanely successful woman. It's laughable. And perhaps he is joking, but he put the lyrics out there to his millions of fans and that's damaging in itself.

And I was actually starting to like Kanye. I was really trying. I'd never been a fan of his arrogance or the way he treats women, but I think it was Caitlyn Jenner who made me think I should maybe reconsider and not loathe Kanye as much as I did. Jenner said something along the lines of him being very accepting of her transition which made me think perhaps Kanye isn't all terrible after all... I don't remember exactly, the fact I know anything about this family is embarrassing to me.

The point is I was starting to begrudge Kanye less. And then he releases this song "Famous," openly mocking and belittling a woman whom he has already publicly shamed once,  and then he hides behind the the armor of "being an artist" by saying,

“First thing is I’m an artist and as an artist I will express how I feel with no censorship,” he wrote.


Followed by, and this is the line that really gets me,

“2nd thing I asked my wife for her blessings and she was cool with it.”

Really, Kanye? Your wife was cool with it? Kim was cool with you writing a song with questionable lyrics that would inevitably create controversy and draw more media attention toward you? No way.

And speaking of Kanye's family, let's say someday baby North West grows up to have an awesome career. How would he feel then if a man "jokingly" rapped about having sex with her, undermining her success as a woman and what she's worked hard for by adding, "I made that bitch famous."

I'm just tired of it.

And this is what happens to me on Mondays when I've had too much coffee and am stalling other tasks. I get involved in things that rile me up.

Okay, I'm going to go pack t-shirts now. What do you think of all this? I understand Kanye's a good artist, but this was just too much for me.

41 comments:

  1. Yeah those lines really pissed me off too!

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  2. This is how I feel about the whole Kardashian clan. I started to really like them, but then I remembered the ridiculousness (hello Kylie), and I just can't with them.

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  3. I agree 110%! I also know embarrassingly know too much about that entire family too haha. These things happen on accident!

    Elainea
    toast the girl almighty

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  4. I've been a Kanye fan for a really long time (well, fan of his music... as for the person? Different story) but I'm having a really hard time backing this newest crazy train he's on. His Twitter feed is clearly the ramblings of a man coming undone and that Taylor thing was just NOT cool. He put her through enough and seriously is incapable of rising above anything and being the better man. I'm glad your wife approved a gross lyric about another woman. Don't get me started on HER.

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  5. If we're lucky he will drown in his 53 million dollar debt.

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  6. I already couldn't stand Kanye, but when he married into the Kardashian clan he really sealed my hatred for him.

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  7. I think Kanye is a total jerk. I don't dislike his music but I don't feel right supporting him (and this goes beyond his treatment of Taylor Swift who has made so many statements to press over the past few years trying to prove the two of them are "okay" and not on bad terms). Kim & Kanye were made for each other. Of course Kim doesn't mind extra attention even if it's because of her husband singing about having sex with another woman. The fact that he has a daughter is so upsetting!

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  8. Ugh Kanye really gives me the creeps! I can't believe he wrote that about Taylor Swift! She was way famous before he was a jerk to her at the VMA's. And Kim was probably fine with the lyrics, but I think that's because he basically controls her. He's such a jerk!

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    1. I Refuse to even listen to the song but I have seen somewhere he talks about his wife's previous um private tape that got "leaked". How could anyone be ok with their S.O writing something about that. Total Jerk 100%


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  9. I think he's ridiculous and I'm almost glad he released this because I think that people are starting to hop OFF the Kanye train.. Taylor took the high road by not bashing him even though it would have felt really good to do so, and for that it just makes me respect and love her more.

    His newest is asking Mark Zuckerberg for $$ to bail him out of his $53 million debt and saying that the kids in Africa don't need it as bad as he does. HA! He's obviously completely out of touch with reality and its scary/entertaining all rolled into one.

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    1. So much yes! I cant wait to see if this happens



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  10. gross. agreed. ew. I just hope people don't look up to this shit.

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  11. For people like him, any publicity is good publicity. The more outrageous, infuriating he can be, the more people talk about him. And then listen to his songs. It's a sick cycle and it's only getting worse. Boo, Kanye!

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  12. So gross. He may be an artist, but he's also a shitty person and one matters more than the other, especially when you are raising kids.

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  13. I've never even heard the song - show how up to date with popular culture I am. But that's just disgusting, I've never been a fan of Kanye as a person and have only liked a few of his songs (Gold Digger, anyone?) but this just further justifies my extreme dislike for him. It saddens me that he is raising a daughter, he is an awful role model.

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  14. Ugh, he is the worst. How did he make her famous? He interrupted her while she was receiving an award for Best Female Video at the VMAs.. but you're right, Kanye, she wasn't famous before that. He needs to get over himself.

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  15. I can't even with Kanye.... He has been in the crazy train since that comment he made during Katrina. Anyone remember that one!? Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeah... O_O I can't wait until he just goes away.

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  16. Famous people generally let the fame mess them up well I think the do

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  17. Sadly, people like Kanye likely would not care if some guy wrote a song about having sex with his daughter or making her famous. In fact, I have a feeling he'd probably shake the guy's hand and they would be "bros." Pretty messed up. You're right.

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  18. I'm the same way. I seriously seldom care and just think you be you even if I don't really like what they're saying. And even though I think the whole Kardashian family is annoying and will do most anything for a buck, Kim K has made Kayne seek human. The saddest part of his whole comment to me is that I'm about 99% sure he really believes he made her famous. The ego...

    Sarah

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  19. I love your point about how he would feel if someone did that to lil North when she's a big girl. He'd probably be singing a new tune. As for Taylor, if I remember right, she was plenty famous without anything from him. He's so damn cocky and it drives me nuts! Ugh.

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  21. Ughh I can't stand this guy. He needs to stop. First he interrupted her speech and claimed she didn't deserve her award, and then he apologized just to come back in 2016 and write this. Joke or not, it's just plain disrespectful.

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  22. I think Taylor handled it well at the Grammys tonight...

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  23. I have always respected him as a rapper because he's truly talented, but the man is such a giant egotistical dickhead that I can't get past it anymore.

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  24. Woah. What?! This is real...shame.

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  25. I honestly cannot stand him... What makes it even better is the fact that he talks and sings about such things and misogynistic crap. But, his wife was made famous by a sex tape... Yet, he freaks the hell out when anyone talks bad about her or his daughter. Um, what is he doing with such derogatory lyrics and tweets?!??!

    Kayne, Get a life. You're not cool. You actually make me want to barf.

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  26. I've a huge Taylor Swift fan. I still haven't forgiven Kanye West for his first diss of Taylor. It really saddens me how Kanye acts, because he truly is a talented person. He states that he acts this way because he believes in confidence, but you don't need to put people down to show that. He's just a bully!!

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  27. Can you please do a post on Taylor's response and how basically she's amazing! I'm always so impressed with her. Oh Kanye. Bahahhahahahahahaha. I love that he asked Kim. Like, "no guys. It's cool. I asked Kim and she's totally fine with me degrading women. So everyone can just relax. "

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  28. I feel the same, yet...here we are talking about it, which means Kanye isn't quite as stupid as this lyric makes him seem.

    I cannot handle him, I find him disgusting in his thoughts and actions and everything about him makes me cringe.

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  29. Honestly, the whole Kardashian family could float away to a deserted island and I'd be happy.

    Kanye is the worst. He's so self-absorbed and sure that his opinion is always right.

    On the other hand, Taylor has publicly always been very kind about him despite him repeatedly trying to belittle her.

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