Ign'ant Kanye vs. Conscious Kanye

"How could you say they live they life wrong?/When you never fuck with the lights on."

Song: "Hell of A Life" (2010)
Album: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Conscious Or Ign'ant?: Ign'ant

Like so many of Kanye's fantasies, the fantasy of marrying a porn star that begins "Hell of a Life" morphs into an indictment of mainstream moral judgment. Though West had often portrayed casualties of race relations in his songs, the porn actress in "Hell of a Life" might be his most sympathetic figure of systemic discrimination. The way he says "you never fuck with the lights on" like there is no greater hypocritical transgression only proves that 'Ye is a moral pervert with a heart of gold.

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