This is just part 1 of 4, I haven’t watched the rest yet.
West talks about being a black artist, in fact the biggest black artist, and encountering the ceilings and barriers that the likes of Michael Jackson didn’t manage to break down thirty years ago. It’s a passionate, and powerful talk. Here’s an excerpt, but the whole thing is well worth watching:
“They classify my motivational speeches as like rants and this, like ‘Why’s he saying that? Why’s he doing that, blah blah blah.’ Well I’ve reached a point in my life when my Truman Show boat has hit the painting. I have got to a point that Michael Jackson did not break down. I have reached the glass ceiling, as a creative person; as a celebrity. …and I’ve been at it for ten years, and I look around and say wait a second, there is no one around here in this space that looks like me… and if they are, they’re quiet as FUCK.”