Kanye West: “Celebrities Get Treated As Badly As Blacks In The Jim Crow South”

· July 23, 2014

On his celebrity rant during his wedding speech:
“What I talked about in it was the idea of celebrity, and celebrities being treated like blacks were in the ’60s, having no rights, and the fact that people can slander your name.  I said that in the toast. And I had to say this in a position where I, from the art world, am marrying Kim. And how we’re going to fight to raise the respect level for celebrities so that my daughter can live a more normal life. She didn’t choose to be a celebrity. But she is. So I’m going to fight to make sure she has a better life.

“I’m sitting right here, it’s a fight. I’m fighting with the way I line my words up together and the way I place a sweater on top of a T-shirt. At this point, people know what’s up. People know I’m smart. And people know that, whether it’s SNL or Jimmy Kimmel, it’s a trend to take the piss out of celebrity — just as much of a trend as wearing a gray hoodie or driving a Prius.”

http://www.billboard.com/articles/co…n-gq-interview

  • MoorThugRelated

    He’s a troll, and a bad one at that. Super lame

  • Greg4422

    He’s smart…but he’s also crazy…a dangerous combination….I know

  • Playboy69

    B-Strait better come get his hometown amigo…Kanye is giving Chicago an L today…LOL!

  • lazarus

    some people really shouldn’t have a platform. smdh

  • 757MaYne

    He has to realize that most of the ppl that read this article ARENT celebrities. They are not going to sympathise with his argument because celebrites to normal ppl are Rich and have seamingly easy lives. That may not be the case but thats how it looks, plus Kanye chose fame, it didnt choose him…

  • jfizzle

    Jim Crow? cmon son, this dude got married in a European palace and is part of a tv following his wife’s family life. In the Jim crow era he would’ve been lucky to get out alive marrying her at a courthouse.

  • bobevil

    This dude has officially lost it. He needs an old school belt thrashing. Comparing celebrity woes to the woes of black people during jim crow is unforgivable.

  • BzB

    dude is so full of himself it’s disgusting. black men were murdered for looking at a white women, but kanye thinks he gets treated worse than jim crow. foh!

  • MGC InfaRED

    Wish he’d shut the hell up

  • Big B

    Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight……….. so how difficult is it being able to pay to shut down theme parks & stores for your amusement & shopping convenience, fly to other countries just to do said shopping & have shit given to you for free even though you can easily afford it?

  • Pose

    I don’t understand how he complains about being a celebrity. We all have a choice. Just quit and get out of people’s face forever…

    Meanwhile, he talks about wanting a better life for his daughter, while she might just end up liking the attention, just like her beetch a$$ mom, and the rest of this instagram generation.