Friday, June 21, 2024

Kanye West’s Manic Mystery Message Offers Nonsense Listicle But No Sign of Impending Presidential Campaign


Kanye West, who declared last week that he would for president, has so far done nothing about it. Well, his one presidential act was registering to vote, for the first time, in Wyoming, where the deer and the buffalo roam. He posted a video about the experience, and that was at least normal.

But then he posted the listicle below, a random group of names and words under the rubric YEEZY SOUND PROPOSAL. The list ends with his daughter’s name, North West, unless that’s actually a direction. CYHI is a group he produces, Ye is himself, Clipse is a hip hip duo, Tony Williams was a famous jazz drummer who Kanye might be sampling, “KC” might be KC and the Sunshine Band who are always good for sampling, “Abstract Mind State” is where Kanye lives.

What’s going on? If we knew that, then all the issues of the universe would be solved. Kanye is receiving messages from all kinds of places. If we had a leader, we could bring it to her.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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