News: Kanye West Airs Out LA Times, "You See What Happens When You Write With An Agenda?"
Wednesday, Oct 20, 2010 12:10PM
Kanye West has vented his frustrations toward the Los Angeles Times over a review made by one of the publication's writers.
Via his Twitter account, Yeezy expressed his anger about an inaccuracy within the review of his film, Runaway.
"I would've taking offense 2 the LA Times review of the movie but the extremely condescending writer accidentally complimented my suit! Thx," West wrote.
"I believe the writers name was Kriss Lee who so bent on giving a soulless description of my work that he decided to call the album ..."
"....not even by the write name... ironically but I feel more strategically removing the word 'Beautiful' from the title! Woooooooooooow!"
"I assumed a respected media source like the Los Angeles Times would send a writer that would at least have the respect to call the album.."
"by it's proper title. It's called "MY BEAUTIFUL DARK TWISTED FANTASY" Kriss... Even if your goal was to perpetuate non-positive..."
"...thought association. You see what happens when you write with a negative agenda. You have the entire Los Angeles Time's coming off.."
"... like a non credible news source that can't even fact check a well publicized album title."
"How can anyone believe anything you ever write again? I feel sorry for the LA Times more than anything for missing the opportunity..." (Kanye West's Twitter)
The Los Angeles Times writer, Chris Lee, updated his original review and apologized to Ye following his rant.
[Update: An earlier version of this post incorrectly stated that "Runaway" had already been screened in Chicago. West will show the film there later this week. Also, an earlier version misidentified West's album title as "My Dark Twisted Fantasy." The correct name is "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy." SORRY @kanyewest.] (Los Angeles Times)
At the Los Angeles screening, West also opened up about contemplating suicide in the past.
Kanye West told an audience at a screening of his film, "Runaway," that he thought about killing himself, but now feels a responsibility to make a meaningful contribution to pop culture and art. Describing himself as a pop icon and "soldier for culture," West told the crowd "there were times that I contemplated suicide." However, he said, "I will not give up on life again." "There's so many people that will never get the chance to have their voice heard" as loudly as his, West said Monday. "I do it for them." (Associated Press)
Despite the shocking news, West did not state the exact moment when he considered taking his life.
West, who didn't say when he had considered suicide, is credited as director of the abstract 35-minute film, which features portions of nine new West songs, boldly colorful visuals and off-kilter camera angles. The mostly dialogue-free piece, set to premiere this weekend on MTV, VH1 and BET, will accompany West's upcoming album, "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy," which will be released Nov. 22. (National Public Radio)
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