All of a sudden, Kanye West reportedly wants pics from his 12-12-12 concert snatched down from photo agency sites. Why? Well here?s a little back story that may or may not explain.
Lord Jamar, formerly of the 90’s rap group Brand Nubian and acted in the HBO show ?Oz?, has an issue with Kanye?s leather skirt/kilt he rocked back in December at the Hurricane Sandy 12-12-12 charity event at MSG. And he is blasting him for being ?gay? because of it. We guess he didn?t notice that Kanye wore it throughout his entire Watch The Throne tour last year as well.
Jamar (pictured above) spoke out about his hatred for rappers in skirts first a few weeks ago, with a tweet of a random man in a skirt and said: ?Y?all Cee where the Kanye shit is takin us right? #halfafag.?
And because we care what anyone who spells ?see? that way has to say, he followed up with a song yesterday (check it out at Gawker if you?d like). Here are some lines from it:
Somebody mad at my hashtag
Black man lookin? half a fag
With a blazer and vest
I?m just amazed at the mess
Pioneer of this queer shit is Kanye West
He introduced the skinny jeans to the rap scene
Then he wore a fucking skirt on the video screen
Then he wore it again at a memorial
I can?t pretend that this shit ain?t deplorable
I bet this nigga thinkin? he looking adorable
Your music?s good but your ego is horrible
Oh, but there?s more ignorance:
I rebuke all this gay shit
Some are scared to say shit
You might lay and take this
But I?m not to be played with
This Lord Jamar person explained his song to SOHH.com saying, in part:
First of all, it?s not just jabs at Kanye West. It?s anybody promoting the feminization ? of the Black man in hip-hop culture. Anybody that I see out there, rocking dresses and all of that type of shit, I might shoot a jab at. But Kanye is one of the ones right now that?s representing that movement. He?s one of the first ones that you see in a skirt.
Um, ok. You were so upset by men in kilts that you needed to write an entire poetic song about it? Interesting.
Gawker also stated that Getty Images confirmed they were asked to remove the Kanye images from that concert. Y?all know Kanye does NOT like bad press?.and is a little sensitive:
Getty confirmed that they were asked to scrub their site of the several shots of Kanye from the 12-12-12 show they hosted. They wouldn?t say why. If this somehow came from Kanye, and the mockery he faced afterward made him ashamed of his bold move (clearly made with the knowledge that strong reactions like Jamar?s, however backward, were possible), that makes him weaker than any skirt possibly could suggest.