The Kimye power couple has been documented ad nauseam, and like it or not, they have made an indelible impression on pop culture. Kim Kardashian is making a reported $700,000 a day on her “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood” game, which teaches users how to do nothing to make money. Meanwhile, Yeezus is focusing on fighting the paparazzi’s drones which, he speculates, could electrocute his daughter.
If you’re feeling enviable of the lavish Kimye lifestyle, now there’s a song to get you pumped. “Selfie” became Oxford Dictionary’s Word of the Year in 2013, and the DJ duo The Chainsmokers managed to solidify its place in American history with the earworm hit “#Selfie.” Now, the group has done it again with their newest single “Kanye.” The infectious track declares what we all want in life:
“I wanna be like Kanye / I’ll be the king of me always”
At first glance, this may seem like another foray into the vapid aspirations of the “new” American Dream and decay of our society. I for one, wholeheartedly disagree. “Kanye” isn’t so much about the man himself as it is a proclamation of living life to the fullest and not giving a f*** about what people think. “Kanye” is about owning where you are, no matter what your situation. We all know of the confidence of Kanye, and no matter how much we may hate him, a part of us can’t help but admire the man for being true to himself. A part of me fears that Kanye will get wind of this song, thereby inflating his ego even further (if that’s possible). Perhaps we have nothing to fear, as Mr. West pontificates, “I feel like I’m too busy writing history to read it.” Ladies and gentleman this is their world, we are just living in it.