“Due to what has happened so severely when the red shoes hit the runway, I was forced to change my name to Martin Louis the King, jr. Address me as such.” –Kanye West, video blog
I’ve come to accept that rappa-ternt-fashionista Kanye West has a very strange of humor, a derivative of his self-absorbed nature. Of this we’re all aware, so perhaps we should grade his buffoonery on a curve. However, likening the fruits of his design work to the efforts of Dr. Martin Luther King, jr.–who’d likely be opposed to the green-eyed monster that has consumed Mr. West–is some astonishingly ignorant shit.
[Blogger's Note: I just watched Cookin' With Coolio (the scrimp episode) and it doesn't hurt nearly as bad after this.]
I first watched this clip in the presence of a white man. In an anxious combination of disappointment and pure bewilderment, he told me that he was going to file a motion to take our short-ass Black History Month away. Clearly we don’t deserve it anymore if on the heels of the illest MLK weekend evarr and a significant partial realization of his dream, we can still compare Dr. King’s life and work to… a shoe design.
A lazy-ass shoe design, at that.
When Yeezy does something for black people other than direct them to a new ass-ignorant portal in which to funnel their non-existent money, he can come back and we’ll talk about giving him a civil rights pioneer’s moniker.
(Continue reading "XXLMag.com | Kanye West as MLK in 'The Devil Wears Louis'")