We’ll see who has the last laugh

Let me guess, Kanye West is upset that his relationship with his fiance Alexis Phifer has gone the way of Noz’s career here at XXL, and this new video for “Flashing Lights” is his way of getting back at her.

That’s the best explanation I’ve been able to come up with so far. The thing is, we don’t really have a whole lot of information about the video. It just sort of appeared on the Internets over the weekend, and I’ve read on a few sites that it wasn’t actually meant to see the light of day.

I don’t read Kanye’s blog/discount travel scam operation, but as far as I know, he hasn’t weighed in on it one way or another. Otherwise, I probably would’ve seen it excerpted on one of these sites that’s more diligent about excerpting things.

Could it be that the reason we’ve yet to hear much from Kanye re: the new “Flashing Lights” is because he didn’t want it to be seen, because he came up with the concept for it in a fit of rage against his ex, and then decided not to release it because people might think he’s a psycho? Hmm…

When I posted it to my own site yesterday, I wondered aloud what the point to it might be – since, like the other “Flashing Lights” clips, it’s not exactly clear what he means to suggest.

One guy responded that this might be a sort of after school special about the dangers of drinking and going out to kick it too much. In the video, you see the girl rolling off the bed at the ass crack of noon, and then the first thing she does is have a drink. Which sounds like some shit I might do. Then she goes out and ends up getting raped. Which, according to this guy, is the consequence of the kind of life she leads.

Which didn’t seem to make a whole lot of sense to me. I mean, I doubt stumbling home drunk every night of the week improves your chances of not being violently raped in a back alley – but is that really what Kanye meant to convey here? That would seem a bit obvious, even for the guy who made “Jesus Walks.” Plus, I think we all know that a good 9+ times out of 10, what’s considered rape in this country isn’t actually the violent back alley scenario depicted in this video.

I responded that a more likely interpretation of this clip might be that this is the kind of high class broad who feels that she’s too good to keep a man around, and that what happened to her in that alley would be one example of why a man sometimes comes in handy. For example, if I had been walking home with her (so I could have sex with her), this wouldn’t even have been an issue. Unless the assailants were especially scary-looking, in which case she would’ve been left to her own devices, while I hightailed it to the nearest subway station.

But she still would’ve been better off than she would’ve been walking by herself.

One of the things that struck me about the first part of the video, before the rape scene, was the man-less existence this broad led. When she woke up in the afternoon, there was no evidence that a guy lived there, or had even been there the night before. (What a crime!) She had a really nice place, but it wasn’t clear to me what she contributed to society in order to be able to afford it. For example, it didn’t look like she had the mindset to maintain a high quality blog, despite her prodigious alcohol intake.

She was living the way you might expect a guy to live, if he had the means. And maybe the point the video was trying to make is that it’s not natural for a woman to live like that.

Keep in mind, all of this occurred to me before I even considered the relationship angle. But now that I have, it makes even more sense, if you can imagine. Clearly, to me at least, this video was meant as a message to Kanye’s ex – that she tripped when she walked out on him; and that now that she’s alone, she’s gonna get what she’s got coming to her.

I don’t think he meant to suggest that she’s gonna get raped in the literal since of the term (god forbid). But I think he meant to suggest that whatever she’s got coming to her, it’s not gonna be preferable to what she could’ve had if she’d stayed with him. The rape scene was just a particularly violent (and hence that much more cinematic) way of dramatizing this point of view. More likely, she’ll end up trying to pitch a reality series to the E! network, or trying to have one of these NBA players’ babies, for that child support money.

What do you ball players think? Was I on point with my interpretation? And who do you think took an L when Kanye and his ex split? I mean, clearly she’s still got a lot to offer a man (though I don’t know what her attitude is like), but there just aren’t that many brothers with checks, now are there? For what it’s worth, some of the white chicks Kanye’s been pictured with haven’t exactly been dimes, either. Not that I’d be complaining. I’m just saying. Speak on it.

  • Solid

    I’ve dated a couple of girls that live like the one in the video. This blog made a lot of sense. Great job Kanye and Bol.

  • http://www.wiindsbbs.com 21ryz

    lassssssssssst

  • ?????????????????

    Wow! You hate black women. It’s so weird and disappointing to read this all the time.You web site and blog here used to make me think and laugh , but now i think you are just another black man waiting for an excuse to “go to the other side “.(Do you really hate black women so much ? )

  • akaTheRealist

    on point.

  • Dal

    bol is that you really writing? what is this “speak on it” crap.. What happened to what do you fruits think.. did they fire you too along with Noz and Billy?

  • http://www.myspace.com/sinistahmoneybagz Sinistah aka 7Body Sin aka It’s A Myspace Link

    lmaooo, wow this is amazing.. alcohol for breakfast as a tag is phenomonal!!!

  • http://www.lboogzproductions.com Free Rap Beats

    Thats pretty much what im thinking about the whole thing too.

  • eLi pOrTeR

    “if I had been walking home with her (so I could have sex with her), this wouldn’t even have been an issue. Unless the assailants were especially scary-looking, in which case she would’ve been left to her own devices, while I hightailed it to the nearest subway station”-BOL

    Dude You are a fukkin fool, I damed near droped my laptop laughin at this shit!!!

  • jonathan

    supposidly one of my brothers rape this girl or whatever! you never really know! you feel me! but chicks is just careless anyway! they do whatever they want and act however they want! when a chick gets money especially stolen money that she actually believes is being given to her because of her instead of because of a man that she use to deal with! bitches do not want to hear that they are living good because of the man that they were with! its like they want to believe they got it because of there looks and sex and charm! and thats just not the case! thats why in the number 1 song with pharrell she he said! you dont be running on myspace eh eh eh! and you be giving me my space! you no some other dudes i hate! when they VIOLATE! you understand! VIOLATOR VIOLATE RAPE OR WHATEVER I HAVE HEARD THE STORIES OR INNUENDO! AND MY BROTHER WAS ACTING LIKE I WAS GONNA KILL HIM FOR A WHILE WHEN I WAS STAYING WITH HIM! I DIDNT REALLY KNOW WHY! BUT YOU NEVER KNOW! SERIOUSLY! BUT HE IS SHOWING OH SHE IS FLY SHE GOT ALL THIS SHIT! AND SHE WAS A FRONT LIKE EVERY WOMAN IN MY LIFE BY SOME OLD CRIMINALS! TO HIDE THE FACT THEY WERE STEALING MY INHERITANCE KARLA HOPE AREEGE CECILLIA NIKKI DIANNA! EVEN CHICKS I NEVER HAD SEX WITH! SHAWNNA HEATHER! YOU WOULDNT BELIEVE! BUT THIS CHICK WANTS TO BELIEVE SHE IS THE FIRST AND LAST TO HAVE GOTTEN THIS MONEY AND ITS HERS AND BLAH BLAH BLAH! SHE JUST DONT WANT TO BELIEVE SHE GOT IT BECAUSE SHE WAS STEALING MY SHIT! BUT SHE KNOWS YOU FEEL ME!

    • c. gabi

      THE FUCK?????

  • logan

    I think that this is a really good observation. I honestly think that the “stop motion” concept for the video was annoying as hell.

    But what you got from it is on point. I check Kanye’s blog daily (he posts weird shit that I like to look at) and I noticed he hadnt posted it in his blog nor has the site added it to the “videos” tab. You’d almost think that it was a fanmade video if you didnt see him in certain segments. But I think this was a really good observation and I hope to hear him explain it one day.

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  • BIGNAT

    (For example, if I had been walking home with her (so I could have sex with her), this wouldn’t even have been an issue. Unless the assailants were especially scary-looking, in which case she would’ve been left to her own devices, while I hightailed it to the nearest subway station)
    tham bol you would not even protect your chick from getting mauled thats sad. with comments like that i guess you know why you are stroking solo in the basement alone haha.
    well getting to your question kanye wins all around. he has the cash fame and respect. he can get new chicks anytime he wants with his high/gay fashion sense. if he wants the old ho back to marry/have he just drops a mil or 2 gets her a rock and she shuts the fuck up. the reason she gets back on the gravy train and try to have a kid before he might decide to get rid of her again. like puffy did he had a kid with the chick dropped her ass for a couple years and got her back with her and gave her 2 more kids. twins at that and she got skinny rather quickly i guess crack is no joke hahahaha.

  • detroitgirl

    bol and jonathan sitting in a tree…

  • B

    Damn Bol, that Women’s Studies Major finally came in handy… what an odd post… you fruit.

  • chad bro chill

    in a wierd way after watching the video i know exactly what you mean
    id (legally) rape that girl too though if i had the opportunity she was quite banging indeed

    the dudes that raped her looked like they were just chilling but when they saw a hot drunk white girl theyre like fuck it lets rape her

  • geico lizard

    to answer you question kanye wins because he can always get another woman and she may not be able to get another man with that much money plus she has a kid already so that will also hurt her stock with some close minded guys. if your ex cheats on your or lies to you then you may wish an incurable sexually transmitted disease on her,violence, disfiguring facial scars on her but i dont know why kanye would wish anything bad on his ex becuase he was the one who cheated or dogged her so i guess he thought she would always be there no matter what he did and no matter how many times he postponed the wedding date.

  • Pierzy

    “Then she goes out and ends up getting raped. Which, according to this guy, is the consequence of the kind of life she leads.”

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    …Sounds like something Sal The Stockbroker would say on “The Wrap-Up Show”

  • Cinsere

    Interesting take….one of your more insightful posts to date.

  • http://www.rizzleworld.blogspot.com allnice

    You would think that uber rap cats like Kanye would be able to pull chicks like Megan Fox but they can’t. Q-Tip probably has the most game out of these dudes cause he pulled Janet and Nicole Kidman in their younger days. Who knows what other fly hos he’s banged.

    But in terms of hos, Kanye, Lil Wayne, and 50 are all disappointments. You never see them with uber fly bitches despite how popular they are. At least Kanye had that model bitch, but it seems even bagging a ho like that is a big deal because she just left him easily. Shorty won because her fly pussy is worth more than some rap dude.

    • henry

      Shorty won because her fly pussy is worth more than some rap dude.
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      probably not