They say I'm possessed, it's an omen
This is an interesting film reference.
The media portrays him as crazy, you could go so far as to say possessed. ‘Ye gets these types of critiques because he’s openly criticizing structural and institutional racism, and is leaving no stone un-turned.
Is Kanye referring to himself as the Antichrist? No…atleast not in biblical terms. But the Catholic church, like all major social institutions in post-classical history, has been dominated by white, right-wing, aristocratic people, throughout history. If God is the rich white man, you can see why he would reference himself as the “Anti-Christ”.
If you think about it, the name “Yeezus” could also be a part of this metaphor. He’s not the first to evoke controversy involving the Antichrist, Kanye may be one of the “limited readers” that Friedrich Nietzsche referred to in the foreword of his controversial philosophical work The Antichrist:
One must be honest in intellectual matters to the point of harshness to so much as endure my seriousness, my passion…One must have become indifferent…
Alternatively, in the context of Kanye’s emphasis on new slavery in the album, “possessed” may take on a double meaning. As in “New Slaves,” the attempt by others to possess him is driving (or ominously foretelling) the outrage and backlash he shows in this song.
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