Kanye West has become a pop-culture punch line, but those who have dismissed him as aimlessly arrogant have missed the point. He is part of a long tradition of black artists who have fashioned a deeply political articulation of what it means to love yourself.
Many have tried, but has South Park finally humbled the egotastic musician? Like we expected, Kanye responded to the episode on his blog, saying (in all CAPS, do you know it’s him), “I JUST WANNA BE A DOPER PERSON WHICH STARTS WITH ME NOT ALWAYS TELLING PEOPLE HOW DOPE I THINK I AM.” And that should forever be known as the golden rule of celebrity.
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