He appears to be an artist that is living and breathing his lyrics/music in a whole new way. Not because his life is so revolutionary, but because he lives it on such a immediately public platform. He mentions doing a remix of Justin Beibers track, and less than 2 weeks later you have it to listen too. His life is public. Or at least his Persona is.
But in today’s digital world the lines between Person (your personal life) and Persona (your artistic life) get blurred quickly and easily. Especially if you’re an artist with an active Twitter account. Often the question becomes “Who do you show to the world?”
Kanye knows that deciding between the two is a difficult thing to do, so he blends the two. He is his Person and Persona, there is no difference.
Therefore it’s no surprise that Kanye West’s penis is now appearing on the interwebs. It’s par for the course really.
These photos are obviously from his Person side. But Kanye knows that his Persona may catch flack for his Person-al decisions. So he’s wisely beat the headlines to the punch. In one of his latest GOOD Friday tracks (listen below) he talks about sending photos of his dick to other girls. Which preps his audience for the inevitablity of these photos surfacing.
It has struck me that when dealing with a world so thoroughly corrupt like the music industry, this whole thing maybe/is one giant publicity stunt. Which is also par for the course with a man like Kanye. But I think these photos are probably youthful attempts to get some tail in a bygone MySpace era. Kanye is showing us artitst how to react to embarrassing issues, tackle them head on.
Kanye West apparently sent pictures primarily on MySpace. Radar gives the impression that any lady who asked nicely could expect a little present in her inbox.
Last month West released the song “Runaway” as part of his overwhelmingly successful GOOD Friday promotional gambit, the opening lyrics of which go, “She find pictures in my email / I sent this girl a picture of my dick.”
Are we wrong in assuming that West doesn’t really give a shit if these pictures go public?
So having some cock shots out there would be, if not par for the course, then at least not all that surprising.
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