[Ed. Note: We all know this needed to be done here. – SW]
Kanye West was nominated for two Grammys (Best Rap Album and Best Rap Song for “New Slaves“) which is fucking bullshit because he’s Kanye West, and should have been nominated for ALL of them including Best Spoken Word and Best Chamber Music. This is just more proof that Kanye’s a slave just like that movie. The whole system’s clearly racist minus those 21 times he won. Those were a trick. Via Huffpost:
“I’m 36 years old and I have 21 Grammys,” West told the crowd during his latest rant. “That’s the most Grammys of any 36-year-old. Out of all of those 21 Grammys, I’ve never won a Grammy against a white artist. … So when the Grammys nominations come out, and ‘Yeezus‘ is the top one or two album on every single list, but only gets two nominations from the Grammys, what are they trying to say? Do they think that I wouldn’t notice? Do they think that, someway, that I don’t have the power to completely diminish all of their credibility at this moment?”
“But no, no. Only positive energy, only positive vibes,” he added. “But when you see me talking about what people are doing when I say ‘marginalized,’ when I say ‘boxed in,’ when I say ‘hold back,’ when I say ‘people are afraid of the truth,’ that’s one example right in front of you. And people come to me and they congratulate me on those two nominations. Fuck those nominations.”
I’m going to let Arsenio Hall handle this because there’s only so many times I can point out that being a millionaire rap star is as far opposite of being a slave as it gets. Although, I can see how having sex with Kim Kardashian would be similar to working a beast in the field. I’m not unreasonable.