British GQ named North West's mother 'Woman of the Year' two nights ago. Initially, I was perplexed by their decision, but after careful thought I realized that the ability to capitalize on selfies, look busted in designer clothes and finding increasingly rich black men to marry you, is a talent that not many women have. And in a world of ISIS and ebola why not honour it?
One person wasn't confused about North West's mom's accolade. Kanye West. Kanye West wants us to know North West's mom is an icon.
According to the Daily Mail:
Kanye was clearly proud of his wife’s new title as he launched into a passionate rant about those who hate her success.So North West's parents not wanting to have anything to do with you, is a punishment?
According to The Sun, he was heard saying: ‘People showed respect to a woman that is an icon and an inspiration that has bridged the art world with the pop world in a way no one will ever master like her.’
He added: ‘People who are disrespecting and rude and negative, who want to hate about her success are people that we don’t want to have anything to do with.’
Do you get the impression these two sit around in their private time and talk about how amazing they are?
I understand why North West's mom is as popular as she is. She and other reality star's fame makes complete sense to me. We've made an industry out of making "regular Joes" rich and famous. We now celebrate people who do absolutely nothing. Because that's the new American dream. We now want something (wealth and fame), but we don't really want to work for it.
People repeatedly tell me North West's mom is a business woman. She is not. That is not her gift. North West's mom's talent is this: She has the ability to latch on to more famous and/or more talented individuals to prop herself up. It started well before Paris Hilton, but Paris gave her a national platform. It continued with Ray J, Nick Lachey, Nick Canon . . .
Every time her star starts to fade she lands a bigger fish. That's her gift. If that's iconic in your world so be it. I have another name for it in mine