Kanye West has written a striking poem about his own death, in which he describes a scenario where he has not been made aware of his own demise.
Posting on Instagram yesterday (March 9), he shared a poem called ‘DEAD’, complete with lines such as: “I would give new requests but nothing was said/ Cause no one wanted to tell me/ That I was DEAD”.
He goes on: “They ran through my account like the sign said free bread/ My kids would dance for me in a home I once led/ But kids see ghosts and didn’t know I was DEAD”.
The poem concludes with the moment when Kanye finally becomes aware of his own demise after noticing it in a newspaper.
“I found out one day at the newsstand in purgatory / there was a front page article of my murderers story/ I was so surprised at what it said/ This info is for the living/ And surprise… You’re DEAD,” he wrote.
He captioned the snap: “I feel already compromised that I have to justify my expression after over 20 years of art that I’ve contributed to the planet but I also see the need to make sure we as a species are allowed to still feel anything Men not allowed to cry celebrities not allowed to cry I will not explain this new piece for the explanation destroys the mystery and magic of true love and puts it in a box that can be counted Art is subjective Art only works when it is the artist absolute truth Someone’s truth can be another persons lie We don’t all have to feel the same because we are not the same With out further ado I present to you my latest creation it is called DEAD.”
The latest post from Ye comes days after he addressed the controversy surrounding the music video for his track ‘Eazy’, in which a claymation model of Pete Davidson is buried alive.
The track, which is a collaboration with The Game, takes aim at the ‘SNL’ comedian, who is dating West’s ex-wife Kim Kardashian.
The rapper responded via Instagram on Sunday (March 6), writing: “art is therapy just like this view. art is protected as freedom of speech. art inspires and simplifies the world. art is not a proxy for any ill or harm.”
Last week saw Ye release his 11th album ‘Donda 2’ exclusively through his £200 Stem Player device.
“Donda 2 will only be available on my own platform, the Stem Player,” the rapper captioned a snippet of new music on his Instagram last month. “Not on Apple Amazon Spotify or YouTube. Today artists get just 12% of the money the industry makes. It’s time to free music from this oppressive system. It’s time to take control and build our own.”