And Now, A Word From Kanye: He Claims That We Are The ‘New Slaves’

May 18, 2013  |  

Oh Kanye, you slay me.

After taking yet another moment to go on yet another rant – this time to denounce his celebrity status – Kanye went out and did some of the most famous ish ever.

Late Friday night, Kanye tweeted that his new song “New Slaves” and the visual for the song would be projected across the globe on 66 buildings. You read that correctly: he and his team picked 66 buildings in the States, Canada, Brazil, England, Asia and a host of other places to premiere the song.

“New Slaves” sounds much like a culmination of Ye’s previous rants: he’s sick of the big corporations trying to take over, hes not a celebrity, he will smash a photographer’s camera and he knows that people will throw him Maybach keys so he’ll sign a contract. Here’s a snippet of the lyrics:

I throw these Maybach keys/I wear my heart on my sleeve
I know that we the new slaves/I see the blood on the leaves
I see the blood on the leaves/I see the blood on the leaves
I know that we the new slaves/I see the blood on the leaves
They throwing hate at me/Want me to stay at ease
Fawk you and your corporation/Y’all [n-word] can’t control me
I know that we the new slaves/I know that we the new slaves
I’m about to wild the Fawk out/I’m going Bobby Boucher
I know that p—y ain’t free/You [n-word] p—y, ain’t me
Y’all throwing contracts at me/You know that [n-word] can’t read
Throw him some Maybach keys/Fawk it, c’est la vie

Lyrically, Kanye might be saying things that, for years, both he and his peers have been scared to say. Most celebrities – and Black celebrities specifically, according to Kanye – know that fame comes at a cost. But this level of “slavery” is one that most of us listening know nothing about: nobody at any of our day jobs is going to offer us big cars to stay at job where we’re likely underpaid.

This is a type of upper class slavery and I suppose, for those people who fall into that class, they know what it is all about.

Anyway, Miss Info has compiled some awesome footage of some of the locations. You can check that out here and also, check out the footage below from the Williamsburg location? What do you think?

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