Straight outta the voting booth? Ice Cube backs Kanye for President

7 Sep 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Kanye West sends big slab of roses to Taylor Swift.

Kanye West’s ongoing apology to Taylor Swift reached lavish new proportions over the weekend when the Chicago rapper graced her with a big cube of white roses.At last weekend’s Video Music Awards, Kanye West, dressed like he’d jogged straight out of the pages of a dystopian Y.A. novel, announced his plans to run for president of the United States in 2020. Soon thereafter, we gave you a quick rundown of the parties already profiting off of/angling for inclusion in ‘Ye’s rambling bid, including, but not limited to, the Kardashians, an enterprising young #Millennial who eats domain names for breakfast, and Democrats in general. Days have since passed, as they are wont to do, meaning celebrities and politicians alike have had ample time to consider how they might join West’s completely non-existent campaign for an office that he wouldn’t even hold for five years.

Despite this West was still upstaged by host Miley Cyrus who made sure to wow the audience with her … erm, costumes. (Saying they were ‘barely there’ would actually be an exaggeration.) A spool of thread obviously goes a long way in the Cyrus house. The brick bouquet is apparently meaningful for West, who last year marked the first Mother’s Day of wife Kim Kardashian by sending her a similar, albeit far bigger wall of roses. You might remember Swift from that time she evicted Sir Ian McKellen or that time, at a V.M.A. ceremony long ago, she watched as Kanye West ran up on the stage, tore the mic from her hands, told her Beyoncé should have won her award, and spawned a great many of 2009‘s hottest takes. Swift, clearly ecstatic about the floral missive, took the opportunity to announce her candidacy for vice president, pairing her photo of the bouquet with the hashtag #KanTay2020, which is both a portmanteau of Kanye and Taylor and almost something in Pig Latin. All of them are at it – her, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj … only Taylor Swift among them seems to get through the day without almost wilfully goading a bevy of different moral factions into apoplexy over their morning cornflakes.

On any given day, she can probably expect an assignation of shame to come from any number of places – the conservatives who object to her racy dance moves and penchant for transparent clothing. A load of them “stormed” her perfume launch at Macy’s last week, chanting “fur is murder” and “shame on Rihanna”, while waving signage and scuffling with security staff. He’s gone so far down the road to crazy town that the rest of the Republican Party, already a veritable Mad Hatter’s tea party of crazy-eyed loons, look sane in comparison. He throws bigger tantrums than an ill-tempered five-year-old on a long-haul flight – harmless enough when it’s at Taylor Swift at the VMAs, not so if it’s at China and he’s at the White House with the red button nearby.

But in a week that Sarah was causing even Donald Trump to wince slightly as she interviewed him, the man who made her look even sillier in 2008 was on his way to the American wilderness where he teamed up with overgrown boy scout Bear Grylls for a kind of Brokeback Mountain without the gay bits. Of course Obama can’t even have a birthday without Republican opposition so there were a lot of people up in arms at the sight of him “enjoying himself” while America’s stupid gun laws (which Obama has been trying to change) result in the deaths of more people. It looked like a walk in the park for the off-form Dubs last Sunday, but when two teams dislike each other that much it was never going to be the last word.

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