Kanye West Gave Himself A New Title Inspired By Prince And Michael Jackson

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 24:  Kanye West is seen, outside 1017 ALYX 9SM show, during Paris Fashion Week Menswear Spring/Summer 2019, on June 24, 2018 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Edward Berthelot/GC Images)

Kanye West Gave Himself A New Title Inspired By Prince And Michael Jackson

This is how he wants to be addressed from now on.

Published July 15th

Kanye West has referred to himself as many things, and some of his desired titles he’s deserved.

  1. Creator, designer and pioneer are some of the descriptions West has earned over the years but to him, it’s more about what he doesn’t want to be called.

    On Twitter, ‘Ye says being called a “singer” or “rapper” limits musician’s contributions to society.

  2. “Music is an art form,” he tweeted. “When reporters call me “the singer,” the rapper" or even the "pop star" there’s an air of condescension and patronization.   Those kinds of journalist are acting like they’re better than us.

    “It’s just another example of elitism and classism.   If you read Prince or Michael’s Wikipedia their title is recording artist,” he continued in another tweet. “Moving forward anyone working in music should be referred to as a recording artist.”

    Welp, there you have it. Actually, he does have a point if you think about it.

Written by Paul Meara

Photo: Edward Berthelot/GC Images

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