If you’re a fan of Kanye West, then surely you’ve heard his long speech on the Ellen DeGeneres show.
It’s been followed by all sorts of opinions. Is Kanye crazy? Is he a genius? Is he really that arrogant? Of course, the answer is different on a case by case basis. But in the case of Stephen Colbert, host of The Late Show, he takes it all with laughter and a parody.
According to Rolling Stone, Stephen Colbert took the opportunity to share his thoughts on Kanye’s “words of wisdom.” Perhaps the most interesting note of Kanye’s appearance on the Ellen show was that it was a daytime setting. This is rare for West, and Colbert wasted no time weighing in on it.
“It was pure, unadulterated Kanye because no one else was allowed to speak. For almost eight minutes, Kanye held forth on every subject, from ‘Kanye’ to ‘West’,” Colbert joked during The Late Show on Friday. Stephen Colbert went so far as to show clips of Kanye in his limelight rant. The College Dropout rapper isn’t a stranger to criticism. It seems as though everyone has something to say about him at every turn, and it’s no secret that Kanye West takes pride in such a fact.
Stephen Colbert took note of Kanye’s apology to Ellen’s fans.
“I’m sorry for the realness,” Kanye said at the end of his long speech. With a smile, he left the soapbox.
“No apologies necessary,” Stephen Colbert began. “That was the realest daytime TV has gotten since Bob Barker neutered a cat on live TV. Did it right on the dinette set.”
While there aren’t many who would come to the defense of Kanye West, Stephen jokingly aided Kanye West and made a rant of his own.
“I have ideas that could make human existence better. Period, end of sentence, punctuation, semicolon, ellipses, parenthesis,” Stephen Colbert joked. “I want to change the world, man. I wanted to invent fashion that stops global warming, a computer that fixes racism. I want to own a boat so big that it ends poverty. I’m sorry, I’m sorry late-night TV, I’m sorry for the realitude.”
Obviously, The Late Show host was teasing Kanye West and following behind his eccentric speech. It wouldn’t be the first time that someone has taken Kanye’s words and played off of them, as social media participants have been taking shots at him for years. In a report by Hot New Hip Hop, readers were reminded of the hostility between Kanye West and Jimmy Kimmel. Kimmel, host of Jimmy Kimmel Live, had taken the opportunity to have children repeat a conversation that Kanye had engaged in with DJ Zane Lowe. It was emotional, to say the least.
Kimmel’s actions earned him a social media lashing from West, but it remains to be seen whether Kanye will react to Stephen Colbert in much the same way. After all, various forms of media have been inspired by his antics. Whether you love him or hate him, Kanye is certainly an entertainer.
Perhaps Kanye West knew exactly what he was doing when he went on his rant during the Ellen DeGeneres show. While Stephen Colbert made light jabs at his words, some would consider him justified. He’s been surrounded with Kardashian woes for quite some time, and you can almost guarantee that Kanye is surrounded with controversy half the time.
What do you think about Kanye West’s speech on the Ellen DeGeneres show? Would you consider him a creative genius, or would you consider him a far cry from his College Dropout days? Let us know in the comments below.
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