And I'm not dyin', and I can't lose
I can't lose, no, I can't lose
Cause I can't leave it to you

from Kanye West (Ft. Frank Ocean) – New Slaves Lyrics on Rap Genius


Yeezy cannot “lose” and cannot “die” because he is “free.” He is not a “slave” in the classical sense, but as this track has made clear, we are all slaves. The only true freedom he can truly grasp is by being high, a state of being by itself.

Kanye cannot leave it (success, his art, his high… nearly anything, take your pick) to “you,” society (black or white), or any other creator.

This is the Cross he has chosen to bear (pun intended, forgive me Yeezus Christ).

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