I love pop culture. As trashy as it can be, and has been recently, I try to follow as much of it as I can. You can learn a lot from that shit. One of my biggest inspirations, my petrona even, is one Mr. Kanye Amari West Kardashian. He’s been out here stirring the shit pot and I live for it. He’s hitting the road on tour soon and apparently people are protesting his performance, even signing petitions preventing him from performing at venues. I take issue and offense to this shit. Here me out. Kanye West is an asshole. The leader of the free world called it. Hell Jayoncé has even alluded to it. Its facts. I don’t recall, however, Mr. West fucking with anyone’s ability to accumulate coins. Not once has he single-handedly ripped someone’s check up. Let’s recall the Taylor Swift incident. That young lady was receiving an award for Best Album that year. The record sold millions. He stood up, stated his little dusty ass opinion, and sat back down. No harm, no foul in my book (I’m just glad he will never pull that shit with me). This little girl is out here selling more of these frisbees, singing more of these Disney tracks, and even (by some fucked up wonder) becoming an ambassador to NYC. I won’t go further into my opinion on that last fact. He did what he did, said what he said, and Ms. Swift is swiftly collecting checks. Her bank account is seemingly unbothered. Beck, whatever the hell that is, also “suffered” the wrath of Kanye publicly while accepting an award. I will leave the fact that I didn’t know what a Beck was prior this incident out of it. Kanye merely attempted the mic grab and then re-nigged only to follow it up with some shit about “respecting the artistry” and “Beyoncé’s got the best snatch…” whatever. Like Taylor, Beck handled his public humiliation charmingly, made his little speech, went home, and continued to deposit checks. At no point was his coin in danger due to Kanye West’s overbearing assholeness. Kanye has ripped into a few other people and companies in the last few years but has yet to topple any of them. I don’t even think his intention was to play in anyone’s checking account. So why, then, do people think it is okay to draft and sign petitions to ban Kanye from playing venues? I don’t give a shit about freedoms and inalienable rights. You have the freedom and inalienable right to stay your ass at home the night of his show. When you play games like that because you let your ego and pride get in the way of your common sense perception you are playing with people’s money. At the end of the day, Kanye West is a performer. When you do shit like that you are taking food out of his family’s mouth. I know how much of a stretch that is considering he’s made millions over the past few years and is married to a Kardashian, but still. It’s the principle. You don’t like his stance or opinion on things? Don’t like the way he goes about delivering said stance and opinion? Rather not hear or see from Kanye again? Just stay your ass at home when he goes on tour and off of iTunes when he drops records? Simple as that. No need to block his blessings of headlining Glastonbury or O2 or whatever arena he’s set to play. As much as Kanye West doesn’t like you, and he probably doesn’t, I’m pretty sure he’d stick to just talking about you into whatever microphone he can find. He wouldn’t show up to whatever department store you clock in at with a petition to keep you from showing up. You know why? That’s fucking with your livelihood. His, or no one’s for that matter, opinions will never fuck with your livelihood. They may hurt your feelings but your pocket book will go untouched. If anything, that bank account may see some gains.
The short and skinny: Bash these rich bitches in your blogs and Facebook statuses and then take your ass to work. Don’t be out here mucking in people’s money because your feelings are hurt on behalf of someone else. That don’t make no damn sense and you’re just being a dream killer. No one likes a dream killer.