Ign'ant Kanye vs. Conscious Kanye

"Your girl don't like me, how long has she been gay?"

Song: "Bring Me Down" (2005)
Album: Late Registration
Conscious Or Ign'ant?: Ign'ant

The greatest thing about Kanye is that when he goes dumb, he goes d-u-m. As in, elementary school playground taunts. This section of "Bring Me Down" is rampant misogyny, homophobia and narcissism condensed into eleven words—and yet, he delivers it with such convincing artlessness that it doesn't sound criminal. He may be the smartest supertsar out there, but this is proof that no rapper can tap into his inner 12-year-old quite like Kanye.

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