Kanye West Cancel Kanye?

Started by Slyk, Feb 18, 2022, in Kanye West Add to Reading List

Cancel?

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  1. Slyk
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    Slyk God made a prophet.

    Feb 18, 2022
    Is it finally time?

    I personally don't intend to listen to DONDA 2 and I just blocked him as an artist on my Spotify. I've always loved him as an artist, and I've historically been able to separate his craft from his person, but disconnecting the two has become very difficult to do.

    $100 t-shirts, $300 jeans, $50 for a f---ing hot dog at his last listening show...This was a man who stood tall & loud against consumerism and for change against frivolous addictions that only benefit millionaires/billionaires...how the turntables. He's in control of his product, brand, merchandise, rollouts, & narrative at this point and has been for some time now, which makes this all the more difficult to swallow.

    A $200 Stem Player to listen to his album was the last straw for me -- you can only exploit your lower->middle class fans for so long until your greedy antics are fully recognized.

    Vote.
    @KanyeSXN
     
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  2. aleeex1923
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    Feb 18, 2022
    I understand where he's coming from but he could have come with a much better/cheaper option to protest against streaming services. Like a platform of his own with a 5$-10$ subscription.

    My man forgets that he has fans all over the world and in some countries what he's asking for that thing is their weekly salary. 200$ is very expensive just to listen to an album but I wouldn't say he needs to be cancelled for that.

    In Romania we have a saying that goes like this: "the fool is the one that pays that amount, not that one that's asking to be paid"
     
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  3. Vos
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    Vos

    Feb 18, 2022
    I've honestly been done with him ever since the Candace Owens endorsement. It's one thing to interrupt award shows and having a big ego, it's another to throw your support behind a despicable, shameless grifter and a bigoted President who coddled white supremacists.

    Thankfully, he hasn't released a great album in nearly a decade so I don't really need to defend him much anymore.
     
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  4. Worm
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    Worm Big Perm Big Worm

    Feb 18, 2022
    I'll still listen to his music. If I didn't listen to music or watch movies from artists that were human pieces of s--- I'd probably just have Nickleback, NF and Lloyd Banks on repeat
     
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  5. Harleezy
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    Harleezy Come home the germans miss you

    Feb 18, 2022
    We shouldn’t cancel him imo we should jump him the whole sxn80. Terrible music, terrible character and a whiny b----. He wish he was lloyd banks
     
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  6. LasiK
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    LasiK d-mn fine coffee

    Feb 18, 2022
    Cancel culture sucks, so no.

    But if you want to personally boycott him, go ahead. In the end, it doesn’t matter. I’ll always love the old Kanye, his music, and his message.

    Its sad to see arguably the most influential person in an entire genre lose touch with himself and reality, but it doesn’t (and shouldn’t) have an effect on my life in any way.
     
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  7. Michael Myers
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    Michael Myers Moderator

    Feb 18, 2022
    Nah. I really dont care what they do. Not gonna deprive myself of good music out of principle tbh (not that kanye makes that much good music but still).

    If I can get their s--- for free I'm good
     
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  8. Slyk
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    Slyk God made a prophet.

    Feb 18, 2022
    Agreed -- "boycott" would have been a more appropriate word here. Different connotations, but same outcome: to no longer support.
     
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  9. DKC
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    DKC hank trill

    Feb 18, 2022
    the stem player is dumb but doesn’t bother me because I will just pirate it anyway and so will everyone else. There are zero people on earth who know what a stem player is but don’t know how to pirate music. It’s a classic Kanye move to have a good idea at the core (boycotting streaming) and then executing it in the dumbest way possible (stem player exclusive). If ur looking to boycott Kanye there’s a million better reasons to do so but I digress.

    also the $50 hotdog thing isn’t accurate—those were the prices in the rich people lounge which as far as I know are always expensive and are determined by the stadium. The regular food is like $5-10 and was the same price every time I’ve been to the stadium Kanye or no Kanye and is actually very reasonable for stadium food.
     
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  10. Modli2
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    Feb 18, 2022
    Simple thing: if he puts his album on streaming, I listen to It through streaming. If he limits It to the stemplayer, I download the album from torrents.
    As for the other things... Fortunately, I am not his ex-wife or ex-friend, so I can chill enough not to hire a bodyguard.
     
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  11. Worm
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    Worm Big Perm Big Worm

    Feb 18, 2022
    was a major d-ck move to have all those album premiers while not actually dropping the finished product and milking it. He made a lot of money off of that
     
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  12. Dew
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    Dew سيف الله

    Feb 18, 2022
    I spent 80 dollars on beer at the Carti concert
     
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  13. Harleezy
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    Harleezy Come home the germans miss you

    Feb 18, 2022
    Thats g s--- brother i would do that too
     
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    To make this topic... One has to be stupid.
     
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  15. Slyk
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    Slyk God made a prophet.

    Feb 18, 2022
    Got me good.
     
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  16. Dew
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    Dew سيف الله

    Feb 18, 2022
    Thanks poop dog
     
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  17. Inanna
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    Feb 18, 2022
    I love most of his music, but his behavior is that of spoiled child. So, yes, maybe canceling him is a good swift kick in a--- he needs
     
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  18. Tone Riggz
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    Tone Riggz There's No Cure For Being A C*nt

    Feb 18, 2022
    I’m not doing this stem player s--- but if you made it this far, why are you cutting him off now? Kanye has always been about himself. Always complaining about how he doesn’t get called a genius enough times, always talking about high end fashion brands and name dropping famous high end designers. He was walking around with Gucci or LV backpacks to start his rapping career and do photo shoots as Jesus wearing a crown of thorns. He sells kicks in limited quantities to increase demand and resell value (Virgil too for that matter). He’s always been a narcissist and has always been infatuated with material things. It’s not new.
     
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  19. Inanna
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    Feb 18, 2022
    Valid point, however I feel lately he been extra
     
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  20. JEB
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    JEB

    Feb 18, 2022
    Can't do it
     
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