I Am a God.
How many Caesars, tyrants, and delusionals have proclaimed that?
Kanye West is the latest speaker of those words in his latest song.
"I know He the Most High, but I am a close tie," rhymes Kanye West, before sounding like he's breaking into tongues.
I'm not offended. Saddned. Mostly worried for his new child.
Despite what I wrote in my FATHER'S DAY post, I'm thinking Kanye being an absentee father might not be a bad thing for his child.
Gary Hershorn/Reuters Mr. West interrupting Taylor Swift’s appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden in 2009.
In promoting his critically acclaimed new album, YEEZUS, Kanye says:
"I think what Kanye West is going to mean is something similar to what Steve Jobs means."
(Victor Standish shakes his head at anyone who speaks of himself in the 3rd person.)
"I am undoubtedly, you know, Steve of Internet, downtown, fashion, culture. Period. By a long jump. I honestly feel that because Steve has passed, you know, it’s like when Biggie passed and Jay-Z was allowed to become Jay-Z.
I’ve been connected to the most culturally important albums of the past four years, the most influential artists of the past ten years.
You have like, Steve Jobs, Walt Disney, Henry Ford, Howard Hughes, Nicolas Ghesquière, Anna Wintour, David Stern.
I think that’s a responsibility that I have, to push possibilities, to show people:
'This is the level that things could be at.'
So when you get something that has the name Kanye West on it, it’s supposed to be pushing the furthest possibilities.
I will be the leader of a company that ends up being worth billions of dollars, because I got the answers. I understand culture.
I am the nucleus."
Yeah, Kanye. And I am the Walrus.