I'm like the fly Malcolm X, buy any jeans necessary
Detroit Red cleaned up

from Kanye West – Good Morning Lyrics on Rap Genius


A play on activist Malcolm X’s famous phrase by any means necessary, Kanye will buy expensive jeans in order to look fly.

Detroit Red was Malcolm’s street name before his conversion to Islam (Malcolm had red hair); Kanye sees himself as a spiffier — yet more decadent — version of the great civil rights leader

This is probably Kanye’s most socially unconscious line ever, and yet it is also hilarious.

This line was also referenced in Kanye’s first single off of Yeezus, “Black Skinhead”

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