Kanye West’s latest project is raising some eyebrows. No, I’m not talking about his baby with Kim Kardashian, although that raised the world’s eyebrows so high they married the world’s hairline, and the world’s upper lip hair crashed the ceremony. I’m talking about his upcoming album — his other baby, if you will. But unlike his human baby, Kanye isn’t considering naming his album North West. He’s rumored to be giving it another name, one that will likely offend you but not surprise you: I Am God.
BBC News, those cheeky Brits, buried the report in a post about little North West. According to the article, the rumored album title is “half tongue-in-cheek.” To which I respond: Only half tongue-in-cheek?! I mean, I would have expected it to be zero percent tongue-in-cheek, but if you’re admitting it’s a tongue-in-cheek title, why not say it’s fully, 100 percent tongue-in-cheek? For no other reason than to prevent people from believing you actually think you are God. Because who would actually think that about themselves, let alone allow the public to think you think that? Oh, that’s right. Kanye West probably would.
Before I even clicked on the link to this story, I saw that someone — I wasn’t certain who — was naming his or album I Am God, and I nonchalantly thought, “Kanye West, I bet.” That’s how much Kanye West’s persona suggests he believes he is God. You know what album title would surprise me? That Other Guy Over There Is Really Nice And Talented. It has a nice ring to it, no?
Of course, this isn’t the first album title that Kanye has been rumored to be considering. There was also Rich Black American and Black American Psycho. But I guess Kanye thought those would be too offensive, so he chose to go ol’ “I am God” route. Classic humility.
I would like to know how Kanye thinks he can wrestle the God title from the number one candidate to be God: Ryan Gosling. C’mon, Kanye, let’s not be silly. No one’s going to vote you in over Gosling. Oh, God isn’t voted in like the Pope is? I knew I should have read that Bible at that hotel that time.
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