Kanye West continued his 2013 radio tour on Monday, stopping by Philadelphia station Hot 107.9 for an interview.
Kanye had the following to say about the Commander in Chief :
"Oh, you talking about how he use to come and visit me and my mama and tell me he's about to run for president? I just think that we're pop icons, and the president likes to use that type of thing just to be down. People was fine with me being everyone's punching bag for about five years. "This is the person we love to hate, so if you want to distract people from everything that's going on [...] just say you hate Kanye and there's going be 30 other people who say they hate Kanye." That was kind of my position in culture and he kind of used that too. "Oh, he's a jackass," because that's how the world felt.
I don't care if someone's the president or not. I care about thoughts and how you helping people and what you bring to the world. My music brings joy to people. What I create brings joy to people. Me, I'm not about me. I'm about I've got an idea that people are going to like. Don't you get frustrated around Christmas time dealing with clothing? Don't you get frustrated with so many things? That's Steve Jobs made things easier for people in life."
VIDEO of the interview can be seen on my twitter: @StephenHalePR
All this "He say", "She say" sparked from the comments President Obama made during an interview with David Blum for Kindle Singles. Obama stated that "Part of the American dream -- even if you're poor, or lower-middle class -- involves yearning for tangible things you can't afford. Were there things, when you were growing up, that you yearned for that you couldn't afford?"
Obama goes on to say that the American dream used to be simpler: an education, a steady job, a home, and family. "There was not that window into the lifestyles of the rich and famous."
President Obama then reflects on a simpler time when "kids weren't monitoring every day what Kim Kardashian was wearing, or where Kanye West was going on vacation, and thinking that somehow that was the mark of success."
Obama continued to argue that with more access to celebrities and fame, a “change in culture” has occurred, distorting how many young Americans view success.
What are your thoughts?
photo Credie: Google image (Creative Commons)
Stephen "TheeBlackSocialite" Hale