Kanye West Believes People Are Now Numb to Death
Kanye West thinks society has become numb to death. The "Famous" rapper shared this view during an interview with BBC Radio 1's Annie Mac.
"We're numb to 500 kids getting killed in Chicago last year," Kanye said. "We're numb to the fact that there were dozens of police shootings in the beginning of July. You can read something, but you don't see it. We're numb to places on the earth where we don't live. Our life is OK, but it's OK for other people's lives to not be OK."
Yeezus explained how he wants to make a difference during his lifetime. The G.O.O.D. Music boss claimed his desire to help people is why he's entertained thoughts of becoming President.
"When I've talked about the idea of being President, I'm not saying I have any political views," he said. "I don't have views on politics, I just have a view on humanity. On people. On the truth. If there's anything that I can do with my time and my day to somehow make a difference, while I'm alive, I'ma try to do it. Period."
Kanye took some time to address his music too. When asked about why he decided to continuously update The Life of Pablo, the Chicago native said his decision was inspired by the beginning of a new Renaissance era.
"We are in an era where people are being hooked on beauty now," Kanye said. "People couldn't give an F about how many cars you got any more. It's about the way the music sounds, where you're going, the experience you're going to hanging out with your friends, the type clothes that you're wearing - all of that's art. We're approaching a Renaissance era. There's so many artists that are video directors, painters, musicians, clothing designers and creative directors."
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