Kanye West or Ye for short is a gift to us. We should all be thankful.

Kanye West just vibin’

Photocred: Kanye West just vibin’

Brock Maloy, Staff Writer

I’m here to defend Kanye. Kanye constantly receives hate for making very questionable and very public decisions. But isn’t that his entire job? Kanye West and his wife Kim Kardashian West make their fortune mostly of publicity. We all know how Kim K got her start, but afterwards she transformed that into a TV show, always being the loudest and proudest. This allowed her to make clothing designs and much more to convert herself into a strong independent women worth 370 million dollars. So when Kanye and Kim got married it was a perfect relationship and love at first sight.  Kanye, or Ye, makes what some people call boneheaded moves and may be crazy but in reality he is really the greatest 4-D chess player of all time. Even with his Grammy outburst where he stole Taylor Swift’s fame, it was all a calculated attempt to gain publicity.

As Kanye has gotten older, he still has the same magic wand waving over the media. Recently he has taken to Donald Trump. Whether this is how he actually feels or a publicity move, it really boosts his audience. By endorsing Donald Trump, he receives a new audience demographic that will help him in the long run with labels. Also, most recently, he has touched his spiritual side.  On October 25th, 2019 he dropped hit gospel album Jesus is King with a 4.5/5 on Google review. It featured songs like “Follow God” and “On God.” Now this is another very smart play by Ye in growing his brand and audience. Now routinely Kanye can be found at local churches giving sermons. It’s quite the culture change for a rapper, some say it is him following in his father’s footsteps, him as well is a God loving Christian and operates as a Christian counselor. When the basketball legend, Kobe Bryant tragically died in a helicopter crash along with his daughter, he held a midnight service for the fallen player. He said, “I just broke down, they was leaving your jersey on the freeway and I broke down.” The West and Kardashian family is family friends with the Bryant family so this hit them especially hard, his passing touched everybody, basketball fan or not, he was an idol to so many. . On a positive note, this Super bowl Sunday he is bringing a Sunday service to Miami before the Superbowl.

Ye is not like an ordinary artist; he was born and raised part time in China, his mother was an English professor in China. He was once fluent in Mandarin China but has lost some of the lingo. With his mother’s profession in English, he gained a skill for poetry at a young age. All in all, Kanye has really been all over the scene lately. Managing to stay in the spotlight, while staying out of the hands of the law he will go down as one of the greatest of all time.