By James Hirsen
It seems that Kanye West is ready and willing to express aloud whatever he is thinking at any given moment.
While appearing on a Left Coast radio station, Kanye seemed to take aim at the current occupant of the White House. In an interview on Los Angeles' Power106 FM, he said of President Barack Obama: "You can't effect change from inside the White House like that ... You gotta have the money." Reporters interpreted his words as having knocked Obama for his presidential track record, the implication being that in Kanye's apparent belief, change cannot generally be achieved directly from the Oval Office.
Moments after making the first statement, Kanye shifted gears and focused on a different form of currency that he thought was needed in addition to cash in order to prompt change. "Good ideas usually aren't connected to money as much.... Creativity and extreme genius are extremely cheap," he said. He seemed to be suggesting that bona fide change could not be achieved without first having an infusion of cash as well as a cachet of inspired intellect. [more...]