My favorite divo Kanye West — who’s mother was an English professor mind you — has come out against books while trying to sell one. The sparse 52-page book is called “Thank You and You’re Welcome,” which made me think of comic Will Ferrell’s one man George W. Bush show “You’re Welcome, America.”
The level of hubris and cluelessness with Kanye is sometimes so high it heads into self-parody and I start to wonder if he’s just pulling the ol’ okie doke on us and this is one elaborate performance art piece called “Preppy Jerk Rapper No. 309 Writes An Assholey Book.” Trying to figure out the ironies and contradictions of a Kanye West interview is like trying to map the timeline for the Terminator franchise. (He has to send his father back in time to have sex with his mother so he can be BORN! Mind blown!)
It will make your head explode.
More after the jump.
Here are some choice quotes from artist, rapper, producer and now AUTHOR, ‘Ye about books:
“Sometimes people write novels and they just be so wordy and so self-absorbed,” West said. “I am not a fan of books. I would never want a book’s autograph.
“I am a proud non-reader of books. I like to get information from doing stuff like actually talking to people and living real life,” he said.
West, a college dropout, said being a non-reader was helpful when he wrote his book because it gave him “a childlike purity.” (Reuters)
Um … yeah. OK? How about I be a “proud non-reader” and not read your book? I’m just trying to make you proud, Ye!