Tag: Kanye West

When You Wanna Support A Brother But Cant: Yeezy Season 3

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Bless Kanye’s heart. This man has got to be the most doggedly determined person to enter the fashion industry, critics be damned.

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Kanye blessed Twitter with a few previews of the upcoming debut of Season 3, which he’ll show in a few days for New York Fashion Week I have yet to see anyone wear his collection besides his wife. And who could? The last collection was a blur of unflattering flesh tone couture Spanx. But diligence never hurt anyone, I suppose.

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I Don’t Understand Award Shows Anymore

Me either, Kanye. #VMAs

Enter Kanye West with the most epic of rants.

Oh, and the pretty people…

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LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30:  Model Gigi Hadid attends the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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The Argument Against Honorary Degrees

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Forgive my shade, but it seems these days as if Universities are handing out Doctorates like the Grammy’s are handing out golden statues. Most recently rapper Kanye West got his PhD from the Art Institute of Chicago, while rapper Common received his from Winston-Salem University. I don’t hate these rappers; in fact I think they are two of the most ingenious talents in music, and their efforts should duly be applauded. And they have, with Common winning the Oscar for best song in a motion picture for the movie Selma. But entertainers they are, and entertainment awards are what they should receive.

As a college graduate, I can attest the years of late night studying, cramming, thumb lacerations from exacto-knives (and you thought art school was fun!), and writing 40 page papers on a weekly basis – for ONE class. No doubt, these artists made many sacrifices to their craft, and they have been rewarded for their efforts with all kinds of awards. Must they also take degrees too? 

For these artists to receive a degree, simply for who they are, is a slap in the face to all the students who have spent upwards of 12 years hitting the books, and maintaining grades and scholarships. They did the time, and they earned that stamped piece of parchment. Why can’t entertainers be required to do even a single class before being given yet another award to add to their collection?

Schools can and should court attention to their campuses by attracting individuals whose ideals fall in line with that of the school’s. And if they want to, they can even give a commendation to their chosen entertainer. But after that, if they have not set foot in a classroom, they they should not receive anything resembling time spent at a University. Reward those who worked for it, and leave the ego stroking for benefit galas.

#NYFW : The Candids

Because the best action is in the front row. Indulge.

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