Effectively, at the least there’s one benefit of Kanye West getting banned from social media for antisemitism (apart from, , making him cease being publicly antisemitic). Kanye’s outbursts gave Stephen Colbert an excuse to mud off certainly one of his all-time best bits, opening Monday evening’s episode of The Late Present with a pretend Kanye West track roasting the rapper for his outlandish outlook.
Borrowing the instrumental and common idea of Kanye’s Daft Punk-sampling 2007 hit “Stronger,” the retooled lyrics rip on Kanye’s loathing of books (not directly connecting his refusal to learn to his common susceptibility to extremist conspiracy theories), his help of Donald Trump, and his common ignorance of how mainly something works. Right here’s a pattern:
“Recent hell tonight/ I’m about to go full Mel [Gibson] tonight/ A lot of wild stuff gettin’ yelled tonight/ And all these tees about to promote to whites/ Bow within the presence of wackness/ Cuz proper right here I’m freed from fact-checks/ My claims don’t maintain water like a cactus.”
Kanye’s latest shenanigans have gotten him lambasted by everybody from Meghan McCain to Bella Hadid, with Jack Antonoff calling him “a bit bitch” and even Elon Musk reaching out to specific “issues” (though that one ought to in all probability be extra “regarding” for these of us who don’t consider in right-wing conspiracies). When even Fox Information has to drag an about-face mid-broadcast, you’ve stepped in it.
This isn’t Colbert’s first time poking at a rapper’s misinformed rumor-mongering. Final 12 months, he cooked Nicki Minaj for her outlandish (and doubtless phony) anti-vaccine anecdote regarding a cousin’s swollen balls.