Kanye West says that he is a God, and he means it. The rapper has a song on his latest album, Yeezus, called “I Am a God.” It is not just a figure of speech with him; Kanye really says that he is a god.
On the one hand, so what — whatever Kanye calls himself has little to any bearing on whether or not his music is good — which it is.
Also, after all, various religious groups have believed that each of us contains a spark of the divine, long before Kanye was born.
But, Kanye, 36, takes his belief to what some might think is an extreme. When asked by a reporter for the L.A. Times why he wrote the song “I Am a God” on “Yeezus,” he responded:
I made the song because I am a God. I don’t think there’s much more explanation. I’m not going to sit here and defend…. That … is rock ‘n’ roll, man. That … is rap music. I am a god. Now what?”
West is, admittedly, an egotist. Kanye has stated that “My ego is my drug.”
Does Kanye let his egotism control how he treats Kim Kardashian?
Kanye West says that Kim Kardashian, 32, is his true love. That’s great, but saying that the only reason he made appearances on Kim’s reality show is because he loves her just doesn’t hold water.
Not that West, nor Kim, need the money — but, his appearances on Kim’s show do serve to keep Kanye even more in the spotlight. It’s the equivalent of publicity which he gets paid for.
Still, during Kim’s pregnancy, there were rumors that West was doing more than recording his album “Yeezus” while he was in Paris. Some people believe that he was having at least one affair.
I don’t doubt the sincerity with which Kanye states:
At a certain point, or always, love is more important than any branding or any set of cool people, or attempting to impress anyone. Because true love is just the way you feel. … Thoughts and feelings can disagree sometimes.”
Yet, if it is true that he was having one or more affairs while Kim was pregnant with their baby daughter, North, that is not the definition that most people have of love — that it’s okay to cheat on your spouse.
Kanye has been accused of being very controlling when it comes to how he treats Kim. In earlier seasons of her show, he gleefully was seen cleaning out her closet. That move steered the Kardashian Kollection designer toward higher-end brands and added to the rumors that he is wanting to control Kim.
West argues that this is not the case, and that no-one “controls” Kim:
Nobody can tell my girl what to do,” he said. “She just needed to be given some platforms of information to work from.”
However, as the L.A. Times reporter also noted, the platforms of choice were ones that Kanye suggested.
Kanye just said that it shows the world how much he loves Kim, and she loves him; but, then he added that her taking his advice also showed “how much she actually loves the opportunity to learn.”
Maybe, just maybe, Kanye wasn’t saying that to be condescending — but, reading what he said sure makes it seem like he was being condescending.
The happy couple have recently purchased a 9,000-square-foot mansion, and reportedly, Kanye is enjoying his role of fatherhood. He even sometimes changes his daughter’s diapers, which is very commendable of any father.
Kim is loving her role as a new mother, also, according to a family spokesperson. She had been a bit afraid of having a baby, thinking it would be hard; but, she has found it to be easier than she had thought it would be.
Kim’s sister, Kourtney, stated:
She’s loving motherhood and all her fears have gone away.”
Kanye West is a great rapper, and has released some excellent albums. “Yeezus” is no exception — I wholeheartedly recommend it. I also wish only the best for Kanye and Kim Kardashian,
If Kanye West says he is a god, maybe he is letting his egotism shine through a tiny bit. I would agree, when it comes to rap, that — figuratively speaking — he is a god.
Check out his video “I Am a God” below!
Written by: Douglas Cobb
Kanye West sings “I Am a God” Live at the NYC Governor’s Ball