Kanye West Has Something To Say About Those “Gay Fish” Accusations

By: Lucas Jensen / April 9, 2009

Kanye West’s inevitable ALL CAPS response to last night’s South Park defenestration just arrived, and he’s angry…with himself. Continuing in the pattern of self-reflection that is the Kanye West of the past year, he suggests that South Park’s skewering is the natural end result of past egotistical behavior: “AS LONG AS PEOPLE THINK I ACT LIKE A BITCH,” he wrote, “THIS TYPE OF SHIT WILL HAPPEN TO ME.” He also promises that he’s getting better!

I ACTUALLY HAVE BEEN WORKING ON MY EGO THOUGH. HAVING THE CRAZY EGO IS PLAYED OUT AT THIS POINT IN MY LIFE AND CAREER. I USE TO USE IT TO BUILD UP MY ESTEEM WHEN NOBODY BELIEVED IN ME. NOW THAT PEOPLE DO BELIEVE AND SUPPORT MY MUSIC AND PRODUCTS THE BEST RESPONSE IS THANK YOU INSTEAD OF “I TOLD YOU SO!!!

Aw. I’m sorry, but I can’t help but love the guy (save his recent idiotic statements on Chris Brown). I don’t think we’ve had many celebrities that have so publicly wrestled with their own personas. He consistently challenges himself and our expectations of him, and, because of this, I even find his failures fascinating. He could have taken the standard “@#$% all y’all” approach but didn’t. Some might see the inward focus of his response as another cynical chance to bring attention to himself; perhaps it’s true, and he can be reflective and ego-driven at the same time.

Full statement here:

SOUTH PARK MURDERED ME LAST NIGHT AND IT’S PRETTY FUNNY. IT HURTS MY FEELINGS BUT WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM SOUTH PARK! I ACTUALLY HAVE BEEN WORKING ON MY EGO THOUGH. HAVING THE CRAZY EGO IS PLAYED OUT AT THIS POINT IN MY LIFE AND CAREER. I USE TO USE IT TO BUILD UP MY ESTEEM WHEN NOBODY BELIEVED IN ME. NOW THAT PEOPLE DO BELIEVE AND SUPPORT MY MUSIC AND PRODUCTS THE BEST RESPONSE IS THANK YOU INSTEAD OF “I TOLD YOU SO!!!” IT’S COOL TO TALK SHIT WHEN YOU’RE RAPPING BUT NOT IN REAL LIFE. WHEN YOU MEET LITTLE WAYNE IN PERSON HE’S THE NICEST GUY FOR EXAMPLE. I JUST WANNA BE A DOPER PERSON WHICH STARTS WITH ME NOT ALWAYS TELLING PEOPLE HOW DOPE I THINK I AM. I NEED TO JUST GET PAST MYSELF. DROP THE BRAVADO AND JUST MAKE DOPE PRODUCT. EVERYTHING IS NOT THAT SERIOUS. AS LONG AS PEOPLE THINK I ACT LIKE A BITCH THIS TYPE OF SHIT WILL HAPPEN TO ME. I GOT A LONG ROAD AHEAD OF ME TO MAKE PEOPLE BELIEVE I’M NOT ACTUALLY A HUGE DOUCHE BUT I’M UP FOR THE CHALLENGE. I’M SURE THE WRITERS AT SOUTH PARK ARE REALLY NICE PEOPLE IN REAL LIFE. THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME TO DRAW MY CREW. THAT WAS PRETTY FUNNY ALSO!! I’M SURE THERE’S GRAMMATICAL ERRORS IN THIS… THAT’S HOW YOU KNOW IT’S ME!

SOUTH PARK MURDERED ME LAST NIGHT [kanYe West: Blog]
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