Kanye West

NYC is the place to be right about now.  Aside from the two Eminem and Jay-Z concerts, it is Fashion Week, which makes the mecca of arts and entertainment that much more exciting, and exclusive.  Since he joined Twitter and got his office space on, showing up to Rolling Stone, Facebook, Google and other headquarters to play his new album, it seems like Kanye West has been in the news on a daily (sometimes multi-daily basis).  He’s somehow been able to elusive, yet everywhere at the same time.  Fascinating audiences with this actions, as well as his art.  I can then understand The Fug Girls from NY Mag who about about their surprise to “turn around and see Kanye standing three feet away from us, having a quiet conversation, no cameras clamoring to capture it and no tape recorders in his face. In that laid-back setting, we found ourselves drawn to him like tourists to a bagel shop, notebook at the ready.”  Plus, I had a similar experience my first time I was at SXSW and turned around to see Ice Cube standing next to me.

The Fug girls say Kanye appeared “like a calmer, gentler Kanye,” so they decided to ask him some questions.  Kanye divulged that he the film he twitter about last week in Prague, yes, the one he said he wanted to edit on a boat.  The movie is a 40 minute video for his recently premiered song, “Runaway”.  “It’s the story of a phoenix fallen to Earth, and I make her my girlfriend, and people discriminate against her and eventually she has to burn herself alive and go back to her world,” Kanye said. “I’ve been feeling the idea of the phoenix. It’s been in my heart for a while. It’s maybe parallel to my career. I threw a Molotov cocktail on my career last year, in a way, and I had to come back as a better person.”

I really really want to make some kind of sarcastic joke about other movies that use a similar story line, but they’re on the tip of my tongue so f**k it.  I’m excited to see how this turns out.