See, I just want him to have an easy life
Not like Yeezy life, just want him to be someone people like
Don’t want him to be hated all the time, judged
Don’t be like your daddy that would never budge

from Kanye West (Ft. Jay Z) – New Day Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Kanye is known for delivering his often controversial opinions in a unfiltered and stubborn way. He has displayed this thrice at the VMA’s and once at a telethon, among other times. View this timeline to see just how prolific his public outbursts have been

Because of these outbursts, he has gained a bad reputation as an unlikable fool, and struggles with this public image.

He seems to be asking himself if putting himself out there and expressing his views was worth it in the end. Would he want his son to go through the same troubles?

These bars make you wonder about Kanye’s life, not just since Dropout when he entered the public eye, but also before his career as a musician. If anything about Ye feels certain, it’s that his oppositionalist public persona is a 100% authentic reflection of himself. This type of personality isn’t one that develops AFTER you tell the world that your president is racist on live television — Kanye has been struggling to fit in and disregard the phrase “Pipe down,” his entire life. Of course, we can really only speculate on the childhood of Mr. West, but I’d be willing the bet that the kid who did 5 beats a day for 3 summers didn’t have too many friends at the time.

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