What's Up With Kanye?

Kanye West or “ye” as he now would like to be called, is infamous for his various antics and outlandish behavior, both online and in real life.  

 

the being formally known as Kanye West

I am YE

— ye (@kanyewest) September 29, 2018

 

 

Over the summer, he expressed his approval of President Donald Trump on Twitter. He also caused outrage in May when he suggested that “slavery was a choice” for African Americans on TMZ. His latest in a stream of public controversies occurred on September 29th after his appearance on SNL where he went on an off-air rant wearing a Make America Great Again hat. His comments were met with boos from the audience. Reportedly, he said, The blacks weren’t always Democrats…you know it’s like the plan they did, to take the fathers out the home and put them on welfare…does anybody know about that? That’s a Democratic plan."

 

Numerous celebrities, including Chris Evans, have voiced their opinions about his tweets and recent actions. 

 

There’s nothing more maddening than debating someone who doesn’t know history, doesn’t read books, and frames their myopia as virtue. The level of unapologetic conjecture I’ve encountered lately isn’t just frustrating, it’s retrogressive, unprecedented and absolutely terrifying. https://t.co/4jCFwB4T5U

— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) September 30, 2018

 

 

Kanye is famous for his egomania and outspokenness as much as his music. It’s clear that his behavior in recent months has gotten more and more confusing. He recently tweeted that “the 13th amendment is slavery in disguise”. While he was likely was referring to the “exception clause” in the amendment that allowed slavery and involuntary servitude to continue on plantations and in prisons, it was a bizarre tweet.   

 

the 13th Amendment is slavery in disguise meaning it never ended We are the solution that heals

— ye (@kanyewest) September 30, 2018

 

 

Kanye was hospitalized and placed in a psychiatric ward in 2016, and he has talked about his struggle with bipolar disorder. Whether his recent conservative viewpoints are sincere or are a way to create controversy remain to be seen.