“I thought I was more Malcolm X but I found out I’m more MLK. Because as I’m getting hosed down every day by the press and financially, I’m just standing there. When I found out they tried to put me in jail, it was like a dog was biting my arm. I almost shed a tear, almost” – Kanye West (28.11.2022).
Who would have thought the skit and the comedic genius of Dave Chappelle from back in the day would be so relevant in 2022. The year of 2022, years after the final ending of the HBO’s series called Dave Chappelle. There are several skits and parts of it, which is relevant to this day. However, one character is more important than ever.
That is Clayton Bigsby, the African-American who was a KKK member and hated black people. That guy seems to be reflection of who Kanye Omari West has become. The recording artist, the music mogul and former billionaire.
His now on his second stint of running for President. The last one in 2020 was a mess and ill prepared. Kanye wasn’t even on the ticket in all states and barely got over 50,000 votes. So, it is not like Ye or Kanye has a big political base to begin with.
It doesn’t help with his outburst and his affiliations. The campaign team that he has surrounded himself with isn’t all that either. Unless, he wants to run on a crazy-MAGA, Alt-Right and close to fascist agenda, which maybe be true at this point. Has hired Nick Fuentes to be his Communication Director and Milo Yiannopoulos as his Campaign Director. In the middle of this, the banned YouTuber Sneako has also appeared. Therefore, his really associating himself with the fringes of society and the hardliners on the right.
The ones denying is that is stupid. It’s like Ye is seeking validation from the white. That he needs to be respected and acknowledged, because his somehow fighting their cause. It is hard to believe that a man like Kanye is associating himself and working with these people. However, he is and his seemingly thriving in their presence. I don’t know what it is… but the anti-Semitism, White Supremacy and ice-cold Nazi’s are now his folks.
That’s why his like the fictional Clayton Bigsby. A man who wore the cloak, spread the message against blackness and his hatred of it. Yes, he was blind and couldn’t see his own skin. However, the duality of that is clear in Kanye too.
We can with certainty expect more anti-Semitism and more such things. The latest short interview on Tim Pool’s Podcast only further this picture. Kanye isn’t built for an honest conversation. His just made for “yes-men” and be surrounded by people in his elitist sphere. That’s why he cannot come across as sincere or even understanding of the topics his discussing.
When he said in the short timespan that he was nearly like “MLK”. That wasn’t only like a Clayton Bigsby skit, but taken straight out of Boondocks. Sooner or later Kanye will re-appear in a real life adaption of a South Park episode. This time not saying “Gay-Fish” but going further down the rabbit hole into oblivion. Because, this 2024 campaign must be a golden opportunity for the boys along him. They are certainly paid on and on a pay-roll. These has fixed incomes and has to serve Kanye. While Kanye is making a fool of himself and just showing his ignorance.
We can just wonder if this sort of outbursts and ideals is resonating with the Republican voters of 2024. If Kanye is in the primary and even trying to conquer from with right. Since his aligning himself on the Alt-Right and wants to defend the insurrectionists. That’s why you know his aiming for the MAGA and the ones there. Which happens to be the base and the ones who has been loyal to Trump.
God knows how this will play out. I didn’t see this happening on my timeline. The 2020 campaign should have been a signal of a wasted candidacy. Kanye has no knowledge or idea of what the office entails. His a self-proclaimed genius who cannot even stomach criticism. Not even the slightest. Ye is a big snowflake himself… that is evident.
If he believes this and thinks this is wise. Well, sooner or later the world will crash around him. He will not only be condemn among the peers. Kanye will also empty his treasure-chest and all the avenues he still has. He has already lost a lot and could easily loose more. His reputation is in tatters and people are struggling to separate the artist from the art. When that happens… you know the game is up!
His now a glorified Clayton Bigsby and I wonder if his proud of it. Certainly, this man said once that George W. Bush “don’t like black people”. Now, he aligns himself with people who believes the white is the superior race and are blatantly racists. That’s his crowd now…
Maybe, Kanye even was signalling back in 2013 on “Black Skinhead” when he had a line saying: “Stop all that coon shit (Black)”. I don’t know, but his messaging and his visions of late… is more self destructive and into territories, which is self-hatred. That’s how it seems… as his going down this path. There is no return back now. Those bridges are burned… and this is far worse than wearing the red cap and visiting Trump at Trump Tower. No, this is another ball-game and his playing in a field he has no control over.
Ye will not get the favourable spin, but that will only happen in smaller fringe circles and not among the masses. He is certainly not among the peers he came into the music industry with. Neither with the supporters or the ones who bought into his character early on. Many of these has left him. Me included. This is far from who he was and the messages he spoke of back-then.
It is just tragic man, but we got a “Clayton Bigsby” running for Presidency in 2024. Peace.