In West Indian culture, there’s this…ritual that if a woman is trying to trap a man, all she has to do is drop a little of her menstrual blood in his food, preferably spaghetti. Ms. Prada has a song called “Voodoo Pus$y” and the black community, for right or wrong, has long hypothesized about the hold Erykah Badu and her green eyes have over the men in the Hip Hop community.
Now, some may find these type of speculations derogatory or, I don’t know, sexist. But if you ask me, women have powers we don’t often utilize. So, it’s not such a leap for me to speculate that the Kardashian women have…something going on. I know I write this at the risk of sounding like a crazy conspiracy theorist. Maybe I am crazy. In fact, I’m sure of it; but as far as this is concerned, I have evidence.
I know, I know. You’ve heard about the Kardashian family and Kanye’s mouth diarrhea far too much this week. But it was all of Kanye’s weird interviews of late that have gotten me thinking about all of this. There used to be a time when Kanye kept relatively quiet about his love interests. Sure, he’d name drop them in a song or two but I don’t remember a time when I heard Kanye speak more about his woman than his art. And we know how important his art is to him and the rest of the world. As someone who finds the value in a lot of Kanye’s bravado, I don’t get this.
First, there’s the fact that Kanye, who is supposedly so against being mocked, criticized or even challenged, is all of a sudden so eager to put his personal life in the limelight. I’m sure you’ve listened to the soundbite or read the transcript of the interview in which Kanye, who used to be mostly about the music, said that he and his finance, the mother of his child, are “in the exploitation business. We get paid to exploit ourselves. I’mma give my daughter the opportunity to exploit herself.”
I don’t know if exploiting what are supposed to be the most intimate moments of your life for financial gain and increased fame is something to brag about.
Does anybody remember the time when Kanye reluctantly and awkwardly appeared on “Keeping Up With The Kardashians”? What happened to that man? Now, he’s proposing in baseball stadiums for all cameras to record. One minute, he’s fighting the paparazzi for making money off of him, then the next, he’s thanking them for showing the world how fresh he is. Certainly the paps played a role in Kimye becoming more influential than Barack and Michelle Obama.
Then as if that weren’t enough, there’s the fact that Kanye keeps trying to convince us that Kim is talented, that she deserves a star on the Walk of Fame. Kim is smart. I will give her all of that. But I’m still confused about the talent. He says it’s her beauty but aside from the plastic surgery and intense contouring, she really had very little to do with all of that. Should we still consider her beauty a talent? Ok, Kanye. I get that you love your fianceé, but are we all required to love her as well? He’s just trying too hard. The Kanye I thought I knew was alway self conscious. He was the first to admit it. But at the end of the day, as far as his romantic life was concerned, I assumed he couldn’t care less about whether we, the public, liked the women he took home at night.