“Well, it’s not daytime television anymore,” Ellen said last Thursday on her show after a nearly 6 and a half minute monologue by her guest, Kanye West.
Everyone knows Kanye struggles to keep quiet and can be a rather loud mouth, and possibly sometimes talks before he thinks for example, after looking to sneak more than a few words out of the rapper, Ellen asked him about his children and whether he regretted anything he had ever tweeted, the host brought up his request to Mark Zuckerberg for $1 billion in funding, which West admitted might have been more successful had he approached the Facebook founder, on Facebook, instead of Twitter.
But it wasn’t until Ellen probed for just one example of the ideas Kanye was referring to making the world a better place, when he broke-down.
“We’re in a Renaissance period where people have multiple talents, he said, name-dropping “12 Years a Slave” director Steve McQueen. He brought up his parents and their credentials, saying he was raised to make a difference.
“Are you connecting?” The shoe designer asked after dismissing those who measure their contributions to society by tracking sales and radio play. “Picasso is dead. Steve Jobs is dead. Walt Disney is dead. Name somebody living that you can name in the same breath as them.”
Besides having a condition where he sees sound, he said. “Everything that I sonically make is a painting. I see it. I see the importance, I see the importance and the value of everyone being able to experience a more beautiful life.”
This is about as REAL as it gets as he breaks it down,
“There was a time Michael Jackson couldn’t get his video on MTV because he was considered to be ‘urban.’ The Michael Jackson,” West said. “So I literally have to be the Michael Jackson of apparel in order to break down the doors for everyone who will come after I’m gone, after I’m dead. After they call me Wacko Kanye. Isn’t that so funny, that people point fingers at the people who have influenced us the most?”
It ends with a moment of silence as Kanye interestingly wraps ups with an unapologetic apology “I’m sorry, daytime television,” West said to the audience. “I’m sorry for the realness.”
What do you think, should hip hop help bring us together or is Kanye crazy to think we can make a difference?
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