Kanye West: Real, raw, and totally correct!

Kanye West is, without out a doubt, a controversial artist. His music and antics have landed him under the microscope of the media countless times. His ego and emotional, heart on his sleeve actions have not always been the delight of his PR team. 

His recent {read: long sought} efforts to reinvent himself as a fashion designer, have been his latest struggle. See, in this state of society people are obsessed with labels. Kanye west is a rapper, not a designer! People get hung up on the labels. Remember when Kanye was a producer? He was beat-making for the heavy hitters, but wasn't on the tracks. When he decided to put out an album where he was rapping, people discounted him as a rapper, because he was a producer. 

There’s a series of people who write negative comments—they joke around and say, ‘Why’s he still trying?’ If I see something, or there’s an opportunity, I’m going to go for it.
I’m here to crack the pavement and make new ground—sonically and in society, culturally. We’re not always in a position that we want to be in. We’re constantly growing, we’re constantly making mistakes, we’re constantly trying to express ourselves and actualize our dreams. I want to create something better for you.

“We have been limited.

“It’s bigger than who I am, even in my presence living. It’s about, when I was on Earth, what did I do to help? I want people to think more. I want people to feel like it’s OK to create and follow what their dreams are, and not feel boxed-in. I want people to feel like awesome is possible.

“There’s a lack of creativity in every field, because people are afraid. As an artist in this world, we can do whatever we want.
— Kanye West

On Feb. 12, 2015, Kanye kicked off first New York Fashion Week show with the above monologue. Please read it, I'll wait. 

When I hear that, an emotional dam inside me let go and my eyes welled up with tears. "I want people to think more. I want people to feel like it's okay to create and follow what their dreams are, and not feel boxed in! I want people to feel like AWESOME is possible! There is a lack of creativity in every field, because people are afraid. As an artist in this world, WE CAN DO WHATEVER THE FUCK WE WANT!"

I dream big, and am full of ideas, I'd love the change to be realized. I'd like to run a large commercial photography studio, have my own fashion line, my own shoe line, and design modern homes. I want to show the world all the amazing things that flow through my mind, on a daily basis.

I want to say a big thank you to Kanye, for reminding me that AWESOME is possible!