Is Kayne West “The Spook Who Sat By The Door” Or Nah
Kayne West has been disregarded and discredited in the media lately. I know there are so many questions from the people within our community including myself. What are you doing, What are your motives, Why are you flipping the script, What is really going on? Are you okay? There is so much confusion surrounding Kayne as a community.
I have always been a fan of Kanye. His music and lyrics have been groundbreaking. His music…Some of my favs are “Crack Music,” “Ultra Light Beam,” and “Go Hard” with DJ Khaled and T-Pain. Prior to his recent political journey, he was speaking to the masses through his Sunday Services. He definitely has a God-given gift of telling a story… a real story that is not sugar-coated at all but just raw, uplifting, “Get your sugar honey ice tea together type vibes.” The community became on edge with him once he made his first appearance with Donald Trump. Soon after, we declared himself a Trump supporter. We all were taken back. I mean how could this be the same Kayne that said “George Bush doesn’t care about Black People.” Then his recent comments at his rally… He said what about THEEE QUEEN HARRIET TUBMAN. ??? There is much information circulating and there is a lot of speculating on what is really going on from mental health to he is working for Donald Trump.
Even with all of the questions surrounding his mental health and all of the anger surrounding his relationship to our current president. It is undeniable that Kanye is a philanthropist. He is consistently giving back and unfortunately, this is not recognized enough.
Here is another perspective. What if Kayne is doing what Kayne needs to do to gain access to what is needed to support the community on a different level. Right now, to some of us, it seems as if he is possibly degrading and exploiting the community. However, he has to play a role to get the goods and once that happens, we are all good. Ya Feel me?? I am just saying…what if??? What I do know is that whatever he is doing, he is doing his best. He is doing what he feels is right. If that is indeed what he is doing then why cant we still embrace him…love him. This does not mean go out and vote for him, get all caught up in the shenanigans of it all. Just simply to pay attention. We pay attention to how he moves, what he is saying, all of it. In spite of the anger and the pain that you see unfold with his relationships in the media, he is still a human being who is choosing to create something that we possibly do not understand. He is so fortunate to still have some solid relationships who support him especially now.
There is some great healing that is happening right now in the midst of the turmoil. Now is not the time for separation. Forgiveness is definitely a part of healing. On the flip side, how can we forgive if we do not understand the full story? Here is where the word trust is pivotal. Trust the process! But Kayne, If you ever read this I hope you understand where these emotions and thoughts are coming from. I would like to hope that you do.
What is undeniable is that Kayne is telling us something. I do believe that we will gain more insight. Never forget that he is doing his best. And he does love us. Only time will tell. I leave you with one of Kayne’s powerful hook from Ultra Light Beam. Sung by the amazing Kelly Price:
“I’m trying to keep my faith, but I’m looking for more
Somewhere I can feel safe
And end my holy war! "
So instead of comparing his life to the movie "Get Out" maybe he is the modern day "Spook That Sat by The Door."
What are your thoughts?