‘Hamilton’ Is Really About Kanye West? Oh, Goddammit
Kanye West’s ego is so out of control right now, it’s infecting Kim Kardashian’s Twitter account. So the last thing he needs is to find out that Hamilton, the biggest fucking deal on Broadway right now, is really all about him, which Lin-Manuel Miranda just admitted during a Buzzfeed podcast. Via Page Six:
“Kanye kind of just showed up. It was the day, I think, ‘Life of Pablo’ was due, and he was in the second row with Kim,” the librettist explained about the night the rapper and his wife, 35, saw the musical last month. “There he was. There’s a moment where I just basically eye f—k whoever’s in the first two rows. And I wink at them and I’m like, ‘Hey.’ That’s my little fun times as Hamilton. And I just winked the hell out of Kanye because he was right in my blast zone!”
It was during the show’s intermission when Miranda told West that the musical is actually all about him.
“At intermission I came downstairs and said, ‘This whole show is about you,’” he said. “It’s all about you, and Washington’s Jay Z. And you started writing for Jay Z before you struck out on your own. Like it’s all about you. And Kim was like, ‘And the three sisters [gasp]!’ And I was like, ‘Yes, and the three sisters. It’s all about you.’”
Good, great, wonderful. And what was the Broadway musical-worthy genius doing last night? Tweeting about IKEA. Because he was inspired by Flugeljorfs, or whatever they call coffee tables made out of balsa wood and toilet paper.
Super inspired by my visit to Ikea today , really amazing company… my mind is racing with the possibilities…
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) March 9, 2016
Which naturally he followed up with:
Hey Peter Agnefjäll… it’d be dope if you gave me money… or named a spice rack after me … #Kanyötunheim