NEW YORK (AP) - "South Park" may have accomplished the
impossible - getting Kanye West to check his ego.
The Comedy Central show skewered the famously self-important
rapper on its show Wednesday night, painting him as a narcissistic
figure so out of touch with reality he couldn't even take a (very
politically incorrect) joke.
West's love of himself and his work has been almost as integral
to his image as his music: Just last year, he told The Associated
Press that he was the "voice of this generation." Also recently,
he was quoted as saying his greatest regret was not being able to
see himself perform live.
Yet, on his blog Thursday, West appeared chastened, and ready to
turn over a new leaf.
In typical all-caps mode, he wrote: "SOUTH PARK MURDERED ME
LAST NIGHT AND IT'S PRETTY FUNNY. IT HURTS MY FEELINGS BUT WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM SOUTH PARK! I ACTUALLY HAVE BEEN WORKING ON MY EGO THOUGH. HAVING THE CRAZY EGO IS PLAYED OUT IN MY LIFE AND CAREER."
West said that he started stroking his ego long ago to build up
his self esteem - but he now realizes he needs to "GET PAST
In the self-reflective post, he said that people won't take him
seriously if he keeps it up (perhaps referring to his
well-documented meltdowns at awards shows when he didn't win what he expected).
"I JUST WANT TO BE A DOPER PERSON WHICH STARTS WITH ME NOT
ALWAYS TELLING PEOPLE HOW DOPE I THINK I AM," he said.
And perhaps to show that he's really serious about making that
change, he provided a link to one of the most biting moments from
the "South Park" show, and thanked the writers as well.
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