When you are outspoken-that’s one thing [outstanding]. But when you are outspoken at the most shocking times-unapologetically (per social etiquette): It’s outlandish). And from there (especially when you’re a public figure) it becomes commonplace that people will begin to hang on to every word you say, to do one, two, or three things: -discredit you -purposely try to misunderstand you -look for errors, inconsistencies and contradictions about you in all of what you say and do It’s almost like this “secret punishment” that seems like a total contradiction of that invitation of sincerity-where people either demand, insist (invite) your full-on honesty until the feel offended, or can’t handle the truth (even if what you have to say is in general and not necessarily about them)… Well, the public post-child for communication (and certainly miscommunication) but definitely/never: lack thereof; will always be that Gemini named Kanye West. (You have to follow + read me enough to understand my Gemini chronicles but click here and have at some of it in order to understand what I’m saying when I make “Gemini jokes”). At any rate. This time, Kanye really did think he was paying a compliment that actually went over wrong and translated as a anti-Semitic remark, which now has West defending himself. If you remember on his recent radio interview with Angela Yee, DJ Envy and Charlamagne at Power 105.1 The Breakfast Club last month, West made mention the financial advantages that Jewish and Arab nations have over Black people, where he stated (quote) “Black people don’t have the same level of connections as Jewish people. Black people don’t have the same connections as oil people” (unquote). In Kanye’s mind’s world, he was paying a compliment of sorts with that statement. The Director of the Anti-Defamation League’s Jewish leader (Abraham H. Foxman) found no compliment or sentiment in it. He stated (quote): “This is classic anti-Semitism. There it goes again, the age-old canard that Jews are all-powerful and control the levers of power in government. As a celebrity with a wide following, Kanye West should know better” (unquote). Well, West addressed the accusation and insisted that he is being misunderstood [by Foxman]. In another radio recently with Chicago’s B96 West states: “I thought that I was giving a compliment, but if anything, it came off more ignorant. When I said this comment about Jews having money and blacks not having money, I think that it was kind of like an ignorant compliment. I think it was an ignorant compliment” (unquote). The unapologetic and outspoken West also adds: “I don’t know how being told you have money is like an insult, that would be like if (somebody) complimented black guys and said, ‘All black guys got big penises.’ You don’t want to be the black guy that raises your hand, like, ‘No! That’s not true. I got proof.’ I thought by saying everybody had money that would be a compliment. It was an ignorant compliment. Maybe I would like to take that statement away.” LoL. He tickles me… Well, if it’s any consolation to Foxman or whomever else in the community feels that West is anti-Semitic or that his remarks were anti-Semitic, the following Insta-vids and pictures prove to be something altogether different. Because if rapper Drake, who too is Jewish, felt like West was being offensive or that the statements were anti-Semitic; I highly doubt he would have shown up to support West + party with him, at all. In true King of his-hometown style, rapper Drake made his presence known on his turf at The Hoxton, a nightclub in Toronto, where he and Kanye partied after his concert last night. The two “turned up” and were captured from iPhone owners who spread the love all over the Internet showing the pair, performing, adorning, and bro-lovin’ all on the stage in front of the party-goers.
While West performed earlier last night at Air Canada Centre, he expressed bro-love for Drake, and thanked him for coming out to support him and declared him a Rap God.
Other Insta-Vids: http://instagram.com/p/iQWPG4g2iN http://instagram.com/p/iQR-dcrqBh/ http://instagram.com/p/iQVuNzg2h3 http://instagram.com/p/iQQu8yEVWY/ In a recent Vibe Magazine interview/article, the Rap God superceded Kanye’s sentiments by stating: “He’s, like, the best. What an era to be a part of. I wouldn’t want my competition to be anybody else. My competition is nobody else, by the way. It’s just me and ‘Ye. I still have work to do but that’s what it is right now.” …Having said + shown all that, perhaps while people who aren’t exactly in the streets (but somehow manage to keep their ears to the Tweets and the streets) are listening, rather than just taking a blanket statement out of the mouth of one race of speaker [who merely used other races of people as an example of economic advantages (not disparity) or spewing anything hateful or “anti”]; we can all do ourselves a favor by not jumping to defensive conclusions about racial stereotypes so quickly-by carefully listening to the comments in the context as said, rather than from the ear of stereotypes we’re so used hearing and fighting against. For the record (this time) we think Kanye was simply misunderstood and intended to offend no one. Take our poll and YOU decide!