First of all, why did Kanye apologize. That was one of the few media blow-ups that Kanye has had that I was actually totally with.
(Although when he said it back in 2001, I was stupidly hyper-critical of his word choice. “Doesn’t care about” seemed kind of like soft selling it to me. But now I realize that if it had been me on live television deciding to NOT read the teleprompter and go rogue to try to blow up G Dub’s spot like that, I wouldn’t have been nearly as eloquent. Especially not with all those visions dancing though my head of me getting audited every year for the rest of my life.)
Second of all, did Kanye mean to apologize? According to his Twitter feed, Kanye got caught up in Matt Lauer’s baby blues (not that I know what Matt Lauer’s eye color is, but blue seems right), and apparently Kanye just said whatever Matty Nice wanted him to say. Which for a dude who always seems comfortable bum rushing and going off in whatever direction his lips take him, it seems weird that Matt Lauer is his Kryptonite.
Thirdly… of all, WHY THE FUCK DID GEORGE BUSH FEEL LIKE HE WAS HIGH ENOUGH ON THE MORAL HIGH GROUND TO BE IN A POSITION TO FORGIVE KANYE???…
Ummm… George, Imma let you finish, but… YOU DON’T CARE ABOUT BLACK PEOPLE. You proved that during Katrina. And I no it doesn’t count that you used to own a few. And, just in case you didn’t know, you also don’t care about poor people, Iraqi people, Afghan people, non-born again Christian people, gay people… In fact, in the aggregate, it would seem you don’t really care much about… people people…. Unless they are rich, born again Christian people.
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