Is Kanye Having An Identity Crisis?


To be boastful is to be hip-hop. In an effort to declare their supremacy over the common man, the common rapper is fond of making the type of brash declarations that if said amongst the polite would inevitably elicit blank stares and sarcastic guffaws. Yet when it comes to rappers, we celebrate their lack of humility. Rappers are not humble nor should they be.

Kanye is the least humble man on the block and he admits this himself. Kanye is a man that wants you to know that he thinks he is the best and it is simply an affront to his sensibility to pretend otherwise. “For me to be saying I’m not a genius, I’d be lying to you and to myself,” the rapper said in his much-talked about appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! this week.

However, Kanye seems to be making an unusual amount of audacious boasts recently (even for him). He has declared himself to be the modern equivalent of everything from subatomic particles to the gods, themselves. These claims have us wondering if Kanye is suffering from a bit of an identity crisis.

Here are the people, places and things that Kanye has been making comparisons of himself to.

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  • JC

    dumbass article…

  • mistah dubs

    the man is talented I’ll give him that but his ego is way too inflated and he is constantly contradicting everything he says and then just reaching for the stars in comparisons he admits he can’t play piano but compares himself to full fledged musicians who would laugh at him. I love his production work and his albums except for 808s and Yeezus but he needs to get his head out of the clouds and come back to earth which is probably never ever going to happen again sadly.

    • Martin James Molina

      I am one of those musicians, I dont even rap and be winning freestyle battles because I’m a freelance composer and songwriter; rhyming is second nature for people like myself. no need for gimmicks and “filler words” like hoes, clothes, bank rolls. Hip Hop seriously needs to grow up, I am from the hood (but have move on up in this world – i live in White American suburbia now) but dang, can we get a new soundtrack?

  • Martin James Molina

    Identity crisis? nah. Substance abuse problem? Yes. this dude need to spend like 15 months in a drug rehab center and try to understand why pookie keep calling his name. Drugs R baddddd. um – k??? and so is Yezzys music um – k??? hahahah seriously though, humble yourself and go get help, I want the old Kanye back, the one who didn’t sell his soul to hollywood but would sell hollywood to his heart, smh. look at what a waste of talent you’ve become. sigh……

  • Projsibc

    This is one funny article.

    I mean… not because of its quality, its actually funny.

    If you’re ever feeling down, just go ahead read an article about Kanye.

  • KennyX93