Kanye West is the realization of his own self-awareness. Self-Awareness is like an onion one must peel off the layers in order to find one’s true self. He is finally peeling off the onion that addiction to fame is killing his soul. His most recent albums have shown this self-awareness with powerful songs that are fuelled with his own language for crying for help. The rest of us, particularly people who rush onto social media to mock Kanye West’s campaign rally as he was smoking a blunt, could use Kanye’s West self-awareness.
As most people know, I am a major fan to Kanye West. I have bought most of his shoes, albums, clothes, and concerts. Anytime he is presented anywhere near my area in a concert environment I will go watch his show. I believe he is one of the great performers when it comes to watching an entertainer perform art.
I been following Kanye West since 2010 when I fell in love with the album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. His album is the most creative genius since it was inspired because of the famous incident that happened with Taylor Swift. It was his redemption to become back into the world after his incident cause a great blow to his mental health. I felt his life has been steady after that moment until he hit his anger album with it come to the album “Yeezus”. I believe this was the breaking point for him. I believe that he became addicted to fame and its slowly starting to kill him. His breaking point I saw it live when he was performing at Staples Center for his new album “The Life of Pablo” it felt different since all of sudden he walks off the stage and did not come back. Later on, he cancelled his whole “Pablo” Tour and lost millions.
Publicly it came out that he was having mental health issues. Overworking might have been the cause but it was a deep-rooted issue at this point.
Kanye West recent stunt to making a campaign rally made it come to be the self-awareness that we need during this identity politics crisis. You cannot be an independent thinker if you are you are cast off out of the human race. That is the problem with the United States of America. Like my previous blog said you cannot have any sort of independent thought if you do the thought police come and put you in jail.
I understand what Kanye West message is during the campaign rally. You are so suppose to have independent thought in this country. Imagine if you cast off every person that you disagree with politically in the end you would have no one around you. I believe this is what his message is. I believe his recent mental illness has become to the fact that he cannot be himself. He is warning us about identity politics. As a Latino, I applaud him since he is raw and authentic. (just how I want my blog to be.)
Liberalism is the minority people’s cigarette. In the immediate aftermath of the death of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, Democrats market to us that liberalism to us as fashionable, sophisticated, and liberating. Today it needs a surgeon general’s warning: it is hazardous to your family and the values taught as a child. It is also dangerous to one’s true self identity.
Kanye West is teaching us through his own flaws and mental health issues the power of one’s true self-awareness. We all need a bit of more self-awareness in our lives.
Peel off those layers of the onion and maybe you will your true self like Kanye West.