Trent Reznor Calls Kanye West the Most Dangerous Entertainer in 2013
I s Kanye West really dangerous? Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor seems to think so. In an interview with Spin magazine, he made a point:
‘I know [Kanye] a bit. He’s come out to shows and we’ve had some humorous – I’ve listened to him talk backstage a few times. I can’t say that we had a conversation. I find him an interesting character. Yeezus, I really love it. I think the sound of it is cool. I can’t endorse what he’s saying lyrically, but I will say that in terms of the role of the dangerous entertainer in 2013, nobody is beating him at that game. It feels like he might implode. Even if it is calculated to some degree, it feels rough on the edges in a way that I can appreciate. I’m glad he’s out there. Consistently he’s put out ahead-of-the-curve shit. He’s definitely a talented guy.’
I don’t know,… talented? Probably, but the most dangerous entertainer? Come on, he regularly bumps his head on street signs, and dates a reality show whore… I see what Trent means when he says that Kanye might implode because the rapper occasionally beats up a photographer or two, in fact, Kanye West is only dangerous for the paparazzi, but all he has ever received in exchange is a lawsuit… Do dangerous people get sued?
Why could Kanye be dangerous? Because he screams his problems over a rap song? Knowing that his only problems are dilemmas such as choosing between getting a Bentley or a new fur coat! Is he dangerous because he is full of contradictions? Is he dangerous because he denounces prejudice and injustice but is only preoccupied by his fame, or because he goes down to Occupy Wall Street wearing the most ostentatious gold chain around his neck? Is he dangerous because he is the king of consumerism and materialism while railing against it in his songs?
In this case, would Kanye West’s entire life just be a complete lie? Just imagine, he would just be dating Kim Kardashian to piss off rich white people and incarnate his own lyrics, ‘I’ll fuck your Hampton spouse/Came on her Hampton blouse’? No way! May be I am wrong but I see him more hypocrite than ironic, more treacherous than dangerous.