Kanye West worried relatives and the world increasingly irrational statements and behavior.
He now declared himself the “new Moses.” O varge.
“I will no longer give music until I have finished my contract with Sony and Universal …” Kanye says on Twitter.
Don’t threaten us with a good time!
Then he promises, “On God … in the name of Jesus … come and take me.”
Tales of performers challenging their musical contracts are all too common, and Kanye seems to have some disappointments in that chapter.
For that, he has our sympathies. Being a singer is hard, and huge corporations often disappoint talented artists.
But Kanye had much, much more to express in a series of tweets now deleted.
“I need to publicly apologize to J Cole and Drake so I can start immediately …” Kanye reported.
He shared, “I’m Nat Turner … I’m fighting for us,” referring to the black slave who led the slave uprising in Virginia decades before the Civil War.
For many years he had a feud with Drake. As for his encounter with Drizzy and J Cole … no one seems to know.
it is important to note that Kanye could speak in response to private questions that have not been made public
although it is not clear why he would make them so vaguely public
it may also be that kanye, being a self-corrupted egomaniac, simply points to imaginary privileges and that Drizzy and J Cole are in the dark like all of us.
“I’m also looking forward to meeting Sean Carter,” Kanye announced on Twitter and deleted.
Then he tweeted, “My bad, I meant Shawn … no disrespect for my big brother.”
Kanye and Jay-Z had problems with each other a few years ago when, due to Kanye’s misbehavior and erratic statements, he found himself on the wrong side of Jay-Z.
“I’m not an industry bro … I don’t care … I serve Christ …” Kanye said on Twitter.
He continued, “We need a healing of the world … I miss my brothers …”
Kanye concluded: “I refuse to argue with black men about labels we don’t have … even twitter.
Kanye also linked his efforts to impress Jay-Z by speaking with Nick Cannon in a recent interview.
“So I think people call me crazy, so I’ll show them, I’ll even show my big bro, I’m not crazy,” Kanye announced.
He added, “I’ll show Jay-Z … that you can be diagnosed and people can point fingers at you, and you could still be a citizen and still have value.”
“I have to see everyone’s contracts with Universal and Sony,” Kanye said.
This part of Twitter was great – an older man in the field offered help to younger artists.
But then, because Kanye couldn’t help himself, he ruined it.
“I will not see my people enslaved,” Kanye announced.
He added: “I dedicate my life to my line. The music industry and the NBA are modern slave ships.”
Then Kanye wrote, “I am the new Moses.”
It is good that first “I am new”, followed by any basic religious personality, real or fictional, human or divine, is more or less always a mistake.
We understand that Kanye is untreated and that symptoms of his bipolar disorder can include delusions of greatness, a sense of euphoria, and speaking (and tweeting) without a filter.
But … his statement obviously rubbed people wrong.
Also, he seems to stir up his metaphors. In the scripture account of the Exodus, Moses freed the ancient Israelites from Egyptian rule.
(Some historians speculate that this story actually describes the secession of Egypt from ancient Jerusalem by withdrawing aid and control from the former protectorate during the crisis)
Slave ships, on the other hand, were mostly used during the 400-year horror of the Atlantic slave trade. It’s, as we said, a bit of a bag metaphor.
Kanye also vaguely hinted at Travis Scott’s McDonald’s deal and shouted at far-right commentator Candace Owens.
There is no drug or psychiatric treatment that will miraculously turn Cannes into a good person, but if he wants to seek psychiatric help, he can manage some of his impulses.
However, Kanye has expressed confidence that the drugs are meant to “silence” him and make him “intentionally thick”, so unfortunately we don’t think he will deal with it soon.