Kanye West has been hospitalized after several public meltdowns. The hip-hop superstar was taken to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles on Monday afternoon. CNN has the news.
“Kanye West is under observation at a Los Angeles hospital following an abrupt cancellation of his concert tour on Monday. A source close to West’s family told CNN that the rapper is being treated for ‘exhaustion’ at UCLA Medical Center.”
Kanye West has canceled his tour after his recent public meltdown. [Image by Victor Boyko/Getty Images]
The article adds that the decision to hospitalize West came after Los Angeles police responded to a disturbance call. Let’s hope Kanye, who most likely suffers from mental illness, gets better soon. Mental illness is an understated problem in this country, and it’s quite possible that West could put the spotlight on the problem.
However, as serious as the situation is, one can’t help wonder if Taylor Swift has felt vindicated after several of Kanye’s public meltdowns, which garnered him more bad publicity than Taylor Swift received when Kanye “revealed” that Taylor Swift “approved” the lyrics of his single “Famous,” in which he raps, “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex/Why? I made that b**ch famous (God damn), I made that b***h famous.”
Taylor Swift publicly said she wasn’t happy with the song’s lyrics. But then, Kanye broke Taylor’s bubble with a video that Kim Kardashian made public. In July, E! Online described the video that caused a huge backlash against Taylor Swift because it supposedly revealed she lied.
“In case you missed the big news, Kim Kardashian headed to the popular app where she posted video of a phone call between Kanye West and Taylor Swift. During the conversation, the music performers were overheard discussing certain lyrics from the highly publicized ‘Famous’ track.”
The article added that Taylor Swift responded to the video in a lengthy Instagram post.
Still, the backlash continued, and Taylor Swift lost the battle — at least in terms of PR. Many made it into a racial issue, where Swift, with “white privilege,” was pounding on a minority rapper, Kanye West. The feminist site Wear Your Voice even went as far as to refer to Taylor as “that b***h that lives for white feminism.”
“Here’s the gag though: Taylor’s been lying for months, trying to write fairy tales and fallacies about the song and lyrics of ‘Famous’ being unbeknownst to her. Taylor, and the trickery of white feminism, are the biggest scammers of all time,” wrote author Ashleigh Shackelford, who didn’t realize that the title of her article and some of the contents completely went against what feminism is supposed to stand for.
Taylor Swift was completely correct in her response. There is nowhere in the tape where she approves of being called a “b***h.” That term has become more and more insulting to women over the years as it is now used to demean strong, successful, and powerful women of all races. Shackelford’s article was actually one of the nicer ones.
Since the Taylor Swift shutdown, Kanye West has gone after other famous people like Jay-Z, Beyonce, Hillary Clinton, Drake, and even Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. His rants have been delusional and meaningless, but they only have been given notice because of the media. Kanye’s rants are a result of his mental illness.
One should have compassion for Kanye’s illness, but they should have never given him the power to hurt Taylor Swift’s image. Kanye West, the media and everybody else who jumped on Taylor Swift this past summer really owe her an apology.
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