Last night, Kanye West appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live to process his feelings and hopefully bury the hatchet regarding his recent feud with the talk show host. Throughout Wednesday night’s tension-filled show, West said a lot that interested us. But most of all, he said that he feels misunderstood.
Say it ain’t so! Kanye, we get you. We understand. We always have. In fact, we’ve all walked a mile in your Nike Air Yeezy IIs at one point in time or another. Need proof? Check it:
1. He’s obsessed with Kim Kardashian. So are we.
Like some unrequited high school crush, for many years Kanye wore his heart on his sleeve, pining for Kim K. who had friend-zoned him. But then she finally gave him a shot!
We’re happy they’re happy. And we’re happy to watch them be happy, in a real way, not the “It’s the happiest they’ve ever been.” – happy claims of the Kris and Bruce separation.
2. He hates to be made fun of. Well, of course he does!
We all know what it feels like to be made fun of. Luckily most of us don’t get skewered in front of a live TV audience. Heck, even Jimmy Kimmel has used his show as a platform to confront a former bully.
3. He’s a proud (and probably exhausted) new daddy. We get it.
A first time dad, no less. This is an emotionally draining, highly vulnerable moment in Kanye’s life. Between late night feedings, diaper duty and frequent infant acid reflux, let’s cut him some new parent slack. Maybe Yeezy just needs some sleepy.
4. He stole the mic from Taylor Swift. But we’ve all interrupted awards show speeches.
Okay, so we’re usually interrupting at home, from the couch. Maybe ordering takeout in our sweatpants from the local Thai food joint. But still. If Kanye had attended the Emmys this year, he might have talked over Jeff Daniels’ acceptance speech – which is exactly what I, er, we, did. Let’s be real, even an outspoken goat has set out to steal Swift’s spotlight.
5. His leather jogging pants sketches didn’t impress Anna Wintour. Neither did ours!
Kimmel’s original video parody poked fun at West’s suggestion that men need “a leather jogging pant.” According to West, neither the Vogue high priestess nor Fendi were blown away by his fashion genius – but that’s probably only because the idea has been done before (Balmain to Bieber).
So we get you Kanye. We’ve been there. And we know that you (and Nietzsche) are right: “Now that don’t kill me/Can only make me stronger.” WE ARE ALL KANYE WEST.