On a more serious note…
The Super Saiyan .gif is mostly a joke, but it’s one interpretation of the screams, that they’re godly expressions of ‘Ye’s might. This interpretation also fits into Kanye’s American Psycho comparison: the screams could be those of the haters he is massacring.
On the other hand, these could mean the opposite: that these are screams of being internally tortured.
Kanye is a god in terms of material success, but he ends the song screaming for his life, stopping for breath, panting, only to start again in front of a horrorcore backdrop. He’s like a victim in a slasher flick—except he’s being eternally tortured and pursued by his inner demons.
It’s a theme that’s been apparent from MBDTF onward. The notion that he’s sold his soul for fame and fortune and the juxtaposition between his strongly-Christian upbringing/core and his decadent celebrity lifestyle of sin.
Plus, there’s the fact that Kanye was about to become a father while recording Yeezus, and that comes with a lot of anxiety, especially considering that she was conceived out of wedlock with one of the most notorious celebrities today.
This fright isn’t new. It’s all over My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Like in Power:
My childlike creativity, purity and honesty
Is honestly being crowded by these grown thoughts
Reality is catching up with me
Taking my inner child, I’m fighting for it; custody.
Interesting in hindsight, right?
Now, the final set of screams might just be provocative, like what the “Strange Fruit” sample might be in “Blood on the Leaves”.
But what’s certain is that these are screams of fright, Kanye’s scared of something, and although he might be a god, that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have his fears. He’s human, like everyone else.
Judging by the number of people that have come up to me saying “Yeezus is too scary”, I’d imagine Kanye is trying to scare them with this part in the same way he is scaring them with the statement “I Am a God”. I personally believe all three of the first three songs are a parody on what the public would imagine a “Kanye who lost his mind” type of album would be because they can’t find a thread through it. Kanye has said before “I kinda want less fans”, so it seems possible, if not probable, that he is doing that here.
Yeezy’s screams can be analyzed thusly:
The first fit of screaming comes after the normal, loud thumping of the track suggesting that the “noise” and “loudness” that is the constant media attention Kanye attracts has driven him quite mad.
The second fit of screaming, however, follows a strange bout of silence; this suggests that even though the incessant media attention has driven Yeezy insane, he is changed because of it and he would be equally insane if the media were to edge off of him and allow him to live in “silence.”
These screams suggest Kanye’s wild ambivalence and polarizing nature toward his fame and the media.
Adding to the American Psycho discussion, the screams must be a reference to this scene from the movie? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N85dgcdbLvw
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