Kanye West is an endless fount of amazing observations about our world. His latest comes after punching a teenager in the face for racist comments he yelled at Kanye's wife, Kim Kardashian.
Kanye says rather than have to explain to his daughter how “f**ked up” this world is, he's going to take his money, buy an island, and raise her on his racism-free paradise:
While Kardashian was trying to enter a Beverly Hills, California medical building on January 13, a teenager used a racial slur towards her, calling her a “n” word-lover. Subsequent admonitions that he shouldn’t use this word led to the youth actually threatening to murder Kardashian.
When Kanye West arrived after being informed of this, he walked straight up to the teen and punched him in the face. Now, in the aftermath of the incident, he said he is seriously considering leaving the United States.
West said he is dreading explaining the incident to his daughter, whose name is “North”, because it will lead to seriously negative discussions about American culture, society and history. West said he would prefer to leave the U.S. than have to have regular conversations about racism with his daughter.
Aren't those discussions going to happen no matter where he raises her? Unless he imagines he can explain how he made millions of dollars in a magical land beyond the rainbow, and keep her away from the United States and ignorant of our history until she dies. Though he probably really does believe he can do that.
Sources told Hollywood Life that after the physical confrontation, West “just held” his daughter, “held her tight and told her how much he loves her. He told me man to man ’you know I’m dreading the day I’ve got to break this sh*t down to North and tell my little girl how f**ked up the world is. I don’t ever want her to go through what her mother did today.’”
West said further, “we’ve got enough money to buy our own island or some sh*t. I’ll be damned if I raise my daughter around ignorance and flat-out blatant racism.”
I have to say, I can't blame Kanye for getting so angry about one racist idiot screaming epithets at his wife. On the other hand, I'm not sure we can trust the judgement of a guy who thinks his dancing on stage is dangerous as being a policeman or a soldier in war.