^
Keep Dallas Observer Free
4

The Daily Fail: Kanye West


It seemed like the biggest hindrance to Kanye West -- or "Conway" as Dubya calls him -- earning a wide-ranging pop music acceptance was his ego.

Turns out a persecution complex may have trumped the producer/rapper/auto-tune aficionado's legendary ego, though.

After his infamous interruption of America's sweetheart, Taylor Swift, he went into seclusion and, after he emerged, he seemed more humble and conscious of how his actions affect his image. He even seemed humbled enough to somewhat apologize for his comments about President Bush during the Hurricane Katrina telethon.

But, of course, he found a way to relate his comments on Bush to the public reaction to his interruption of Swift in a recent Today Show interview--an interview he now says he believes was set up for him to fail and look like a fool. In fact, West is still pissed about his interview last week -- so pissed, that he's canceled his Today Show performance scheduled for later this month.

I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Dallas and help keep the future of Dallas Observer free.

The rapper's dazzling mixture of art and performance, which he displayed when he performed on Saturday Night Live recently, could've opened him up to a wider, mom jeans-wearing audience.

But his persecution complex is now hindering that -- which is sad, because his interests in art, fashion, film and music could make him one of the biggest performers on the planet.

Instead, he'd rather lay back and cry about how he's being picked on.

Kanye: You fail.

Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.

 

Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.