BLACK VOICES Poet Delivers Powerful Piece On Kanye: ‘You Forgot You Black, Boy?’


BLACK VOICES

Poet Delivers Powerful Piece On Kanye: ‘You Forgot You Black, Boy?’

“You ain’t cracked up to what you was supposed to be.”

12/15/2016 02:20 pm ET | Updated 11 hours ago

“Maybe Yeezus was all talk. Jesus never needed Adidas to walk.” 

After Kanye West’s shocking meeting with president-elect Donald Trump on Monday, there’s been a collective loss of interest in trying to reconcile the rapper’s erratic behavior.

But before Yeezy’s pro-Trump proclamation and concert cancellations, poet Jasmine Mans predicted the rapper’s downfall last December in her poem “Footnotes For Kanye.”

Brilliantly alluding to lyrics from some of West’s earlier works, Mans asserts that his marriage to Kim Kardashian distanced West from his black identity.

“When Kim f**ks up the lyrics to ‘The College Dropout’ like them white folks used to f**k up your name, do you pretend not to notice?” Mans recites. ….http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/kanye-west-donald-trump-meeting-trump-tower-poetry-jasmine-mans_us

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