Pop Conspiracy Theory — Kanye West is a ‘Borat’ Style Character
I have never been able to discern what Kanye West's talent is. He calls himself the most important musician of our generation but he can't sing:
If you'll notice in that clip, he has a choir of about 20 people singing back-up. Of the 21 people on that stage 20 of them have truly beautiful voices.
I'm told that Kanye doesn't play any instruments (sorry, I don't consider "programming beats" a musical instrument).
Well, he's GOTTA be a good rapper, right?
OK, so there has to be some minimum bar for musical talent and I can't find it anything I've ever heard from Kanye West. In 2016, his main "talent" seems to be: starting his concerts an hour late, ranting for 20 minutes about how he's a genius like Michelangelo, and ending the show after two songs.
This brings me to my theory that Kanye is an Andy Kaufman-esque joke that is being played on the entire world. You know how Sacha Baron Cohen went around convincing rubes that he was a guy from Kazakhstan named Borat? Well, in this analogy, Kanye is Borat and the entire world is the rubes.
Imagine it's 1996, and Jay-Z and Damon Dash have the following conversation.
JZ: You know what would be funny? Let's let Kanye put out his own record!
DD: His own record? As in "him performing music"?? That fool can't even sing, rap or play a musical instrument.
JZ: That's what would be so funny! And, I'll bet if we hyped it enough, lots of people would think he was actually talented.
DD: But, J, wouldn't that be kinda cruel? You know that kid isn't all together. There's a spectrum and he is definitely on it.
JZ: C'mon, man! It'll be fun. We can make it a bet!
DD: A bet? How much did you have in mind, Randolph?
JZ: One dollar, Mortimer.
(Both laugh maniacally)
So there you go. My theory, in a nutshell, is that Kanye is the Emperor who Wore no Clothes.