Opinion: Kanye’s “Empire” is fading quickly

Aftermath of Kanye West’s antisemitic comments:

Adidas cut ties

Balenciaga cut ties

Vogue and Anna Wintour cut ties

Dropped by talent agency, CAA

Dropped by lawyer

Streams, sales & airplay plummeted

Restricted from Instagram & Twitter

Stadium shows cancelled

Documentary shelved” (Pop Crave, 25.10.2022).

Kanye Omari West aka Kanye West aka Ye has created a storm surrounding himself. No one should feel sorry for him. In addition to the mentioned companies ceasing operations or agreements with Ye. There is the end of GOOD Music imprint under the Island Def Jam umbrella. Also, that JP Morgan also stopped having him as a customer and banking services. Meaning the statements and the words of Ye matter. Because, it wouldn’t have this effect, if the words was substantiated.

The hip hop mogul and fashion(ista) has now fallen short. His “empire” is now in the wind. He has gone from beloved and entrusted with collaboration with famous brands. Being tied to companies oozing of prestige and elegance. Now his just another bloke who has fallen short.

When Charlamagne The God (CTG) starts calling you “K-K-Kanye” you know the gig is up. This is just proving that Anti-Semitism isn’t a selling factor or a train-of-thought that is valuable. Maybe in the 4Chan and the sphere of Parler, which Kanye is soon entering. Though, it will haemorrhaging money, if he gets the transaction and get to takeover the social media site now.

This is the fall of grace, the Clayton Bigsby of the Dave Chappelle Universe or Uncle Ruckus of the Boondocks. Both characters could be played by Kanye in the recent time. That is not satire or even a joke, but a reality we live in.

It all started with a white-supremacist talking point, the “White Lives Matters” shirts at a fashion show. This continued with more outrageous talk on Tucker Carlson, Drink Champs podcast and beyond that. The ones entertaining this now… is just falling in a trap and the click-baiting is doing no good.

K-K-Kanye” is tainted goods now. That’s why everything he has touched is falling out of grace. This is the opposite Midas Touch. The things he touches isn’t becoming gold, but going in the garbage. He haven’t only fallen off, but getting seriously “cancelled”.

There is a point of no return. There is an ending of all of this. His becoming a villain of his own story. That’s not for the betterment of society or even spread enlightenment. No, this isn’t done shine a light or be a beacon of hope. His just falling into a trap of failure and doing it deliberately. This cannot sell shoes, T-Shirts or CDs for that matter. People are even boycotting and stopping playing his songs on streaming services.

Right here his showing not to be a genius, but high on his own supply. A man lost in the bargain of validation and need for acceptance in a new political sphere. His not caring about the suffering or the plights of others. He just want to be the golden boy and the greatness of the MAGA crowds and the 4Chan community. That’s where his heading and Donald J. Trump is writing similar messages on his Truth Social. They are aligned in their bigotry, white-supremacist talking points and their rhetoric. Which is striking, but the sad reality in 2022.

A man that spoke of the plights of others and even blamed George W. Bush after Hurricane Katrina and the destruction of New Orleans. Now, his the Clayton Bigsby and the Uncle Ruckus in the flesh. He is the living and breathing example of these now. That’s who “K-K-Kanye” has become. That’s what he has become, it is not smart, not wise or beautiful. It isn’t even a dark twisted fantasy, it is a tragic ending to a man who could have continued to inspire and used his platform for good. Instead he chose a path, which is only more self-destruction and being a voice of infringed white-supremacists. That’s the verdict today. Tomorrow it might be different, but there is nothing good coming out of this.

K-K-Kanye” will act like a victim and a martyr. He will continue to spew the hatred and the rhetoric which brought him here. However, it will do him no good. Neither will it help his cause. His just showing us his character and what he has become. A man who has fallen and who don’t mind undermining his legacy…. Peace.

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