Kanye West. The epitome of narcissism and ill-conceived attempts to change the world to highlight his own persona. The self-proclaimed voice of the generation Y or X or whatever the fuck it’s called. Oh, and he does music, too.
When West announced during a rambled, highly emotional and at times barely understandable speech at the VMAs that he would be running for president, it was an even bigger joke than Trump’s candidacy, but it appears that the egomaniacal rapper is actually serious about it.
As if that is not enough, West has also taken to pulling off cheap PR stunts for dying TV formats such as ‘American Idol’ – he allegedly went to an audition as a surprise and won a golden ticket with an acapella of his lyrical masterpiece ‘Gold Digger’. The jurors were naturally flabbergasted by this oh-so-sudden and spontaneous appearance by Kanye and immediately tweeted about it in a desperate attempt to save the show’s ratings. It is pathetic, really. To expect people to believe that West just randomly “swung by” as the TV show’s Instagram suggests is just egregious. Do those TV shows really pander to such a low denominator that they can reasonably believe their target audience to believe that kind of bullshit?
Be that as it may though, West will definitely be featured on the upcoming season of the show, which might actually keep the drowning program afloat for another season, meaning that the stunt worked.
Bravo, President West, you have successfully managed to lose the last tiny shred of respect I might have had for you before. Well done.