14 September 2007

You can be my black Kate Moss tonight

Black as a metaphor for evil. Black as a metonym for a person of African descent. Black as a color.

My brother and I were talking about Kanye West's assertion that God saved him from a car crash because he was chosen to make music — that his gifts give him some sort of messianic complex. This doesn't really bother me as just about every Christian you meet will at one time or another tell you about what God told them to do, or what God plans for them to do, or what God wants them to do. Why can't Kanye have a piece of the pie? Plus, I mean, he is pretty damn talented.