Killing Kanye West

Killing Kanye West

It is more than tempting to observe Kanye West’s behavior and dismiss him as a man disturbed, he who is “off his meds,” or occupying Jordan Peele’s “The Sunken Place.” To this, I would strongly advise those of African descent to eschew the common route, for it’ll lead you straight to the gallows. As a [...]

Kanye West’s BET Honor Acceptance Speech as the Narrative of the Black Male Celebrity

Kanye West’s BET Honor Acceptance Speech as the Narrative of the Black Male Celebrity

As this year’s BET Honors visionary recipient, Kanye West’s acceptance speech was expectedly a representation of his state of celebrity. However, the reality of West's reflection proved more perturbing than inspirational. Referenced as moving, West’s speech is a performance in the cyclical mental enslavement of the black male celebrity. West’s speech emerges as a BET [...]