I have been a Kanye West fan since I heard and watched the video of his song called ‘Through The Wire’ which was released back in 2004 (you can watch the video here: Kanye West-Through The Wire. ).
Despite my concerns about his recent behaviour and utterances, I will choose to dwell on his positive attributes: his music from albums past. He is human, so he is prone to missteps, which are made more prominent by him being in the public eye.
As you read the poem below made up using some of his song titles, I encourage you to applaud the talent that is Kanye West.
(The song titles are in bold lettering).
So…I said to my home-boy Otis,
‘You can’t tell me nothing!
Do you know what I heard ’em say?
They said that I’m a Gold digger,
They think that I’m so heartless,
They don’t know that I went through a love lockdown,
When I spent a long time listening to slow jams,
And then, I saw all of the lights,
Such bright, flashing lights,
But then I got better; it took a long time, but it felt like four, five seconds,
Then I picked myself up, and went to hang out with my Niggas in Paris,
And I said, ‘I’m going to run this town‘,
The haters watched me from far through the wire,
They saw that I was living the good life,
They witnessed my homecoming,
They had no choice; they had to acknowledge, that I’m classic.
© Ivie M.Eke 2016