…where he drops the mic and gets missing for however long he needs to feel right again. I’ve watched a couple of videos today of Kanye’s outburst/rant/performance in London. The ten minute video of his ‘Clique’ speech, sounds like an expanded version of ‘Pinocchio Story’ from 808s. Watching the footage feels like witnessing a slow public breakdown.
I couldn’t help but think that Ye needs some time away from the limelight and some counseling to work through the issues he’s facing: the loss of his mother, the breakup with his former fiancé and successive high-profile relationships, impending fatherhood, and the conflict he sees between creating art and selling it in the music industry. There’s probably some other things he’s not talking about as well. As a fan, it’s really challenging to watch him struggle and people dismiss it.
“The worst thing to call somebody is crazy. It’s dismissive. “I don’t understand this person. So they’re crazy.” That’s bullshit. These people are not crazy. They strong people. Maybe their environment is a little sick.”
- Dave Chappelle