By Sarah Guzman
As the year's progress so does Kanye West's reputation as controversial.
We often see celebrities in part of huge internet scandals and never question how other celebrities see them. Kanye West is a person that everybody has something to say about.
Kanye West is very famous for being able to speak well. It does not matter what mistakes he makes or what headlines get put over his picture. He is always able to talk his way out of it and that is what makes him different from the rest. One example of this is when he gets into a scandal with Taylor Swift. One of his music videos featured women that looked almost identical to Taylor Swift and he was able to talk his way out of getting into any further trouble because of this. Taylor Swift went into making a song about it called “Look What You Made Me Do” talking about all of the changes she has gone through and the position she is in today because of the haters.
“At times he says things that are polarizing and his attitude is often taken as arrogant. This is maybe because he walks around as if he has answers that nobody else has,” said Coach from 104.
Lately, Kanye’s political views are what has caused the most controversy. He has gotten involved and helped politicians even though they are seen as even more controversial as him. Kanye’s most recent controversial comment was over the topic of slavery. He stated that slavery was a “choice”. Many other celebrities spoke out over it. “Shame on you, @kanyewest + @rkelly. If you want to have a REAL conversation about lynching, get at me. Until then, have some respect and dignity for the dead. The murdered. You’ve gone beyond embarrassing yourselves. You’re both in territory that you don’t REALLY want to be in.” said Ava DuVernay.
Many people wonder if his controversial political views have affected his music career. Although many people are opposed to his views his music career has not disappeared completely. He will release an album this year called Love Everyone.
Overall Kanye has been a very powerful figure for a long time and I don't think it will change unless he has no words to back up his controversial commentary. He has done this multiple times in the past and because it continues to work for him and his title. He continues to be known as famous and he has multiple businesses to fall back on if anything were to happen and he is why he still feels as though he can say whatever he wants. He has offended many people and it is not okay. For somebody with so much power, he is definitely not using it correctly.
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