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Video: Kanye West Performs, “Power,” At The BET Awards
Kanye West ft. Dwele – Power
Another cartoon cover!
i was more into the bear stuff.no homo.i dunno about this one
i think its goes way deeper than what we think, my guess is hes saying do away with government and enter into New World Order…but i may be wrong who knows….hes gay
y is he gay ?? cuz he doesnt have rosa acosta on the cover sitting on a old chevy with 24’s ????
ah man you americans got it all twisted …hahahaha
i think the cover that mean a lot of things ……. but one thing that i keep on thinking is he has suicidal tendencies …when you take into consideration this artwork and pare it with the last few lines of the song
He is talking about freeing himself from all the bullshit like you people above me…^^ “That would be a beautiful death jumping out the window LETTING EVERYTHING GO!” Yall are all idiots and just falling victim to the marketing plan set at hand, You think he’s illuminati you think he’s suicidal, let me get a big ass horus piece and put a sword through my head on the cover so all these dumb people continue talking about me and making me relevant
I read this site all day every day, and I think the readers get dumber and dumber daily by the Baffoonery I read under the comments…
Music is sounds and words put together, not a secret message thats going to make you hate god. Listen and enjoy…
Artwork is hot, the song is hot, the album is going to be crazy.
that had to be the dumbest response an no he just acts a lil fruity to me thats all
but @DeannaX some of what u say may be true but its not jus a simple as u make it u should look up more on the music industry and see how ppl use music to controll the youngs brains. an u can say hes not illuminatti but he deff sold his soul as her quoted in a freestyle
i never cared about the man himself, what he thought or how he felt. I just listen.I did the same with MJ.
HAHAHA another illuminati comment. y’all are too much
i think hes simply doing away with his old monstrous tendency (notice the teeth on the king)
if it was goverment…our society it would be a white king …so no ..hes it probably represents himself …and his power ….power to get up on stage and say whatever, do whatever, power to lead or destroy
death to his power or death to himself
urgent change or suicide of his power
I think it’s simple.
People build you up to the top (a head on a podium in the sky) then they always trying to take you back down. It’s definitely a shot at the media.
Like the medieval days, when someone did something wrong it’s “Off with his head!”
It happens to all celebrities, MJ, Tiger Woods and too some extent Kanye.
Who cares? The song is pure ass.
rosa acosta on the cover sitting on a old chevy with 24’s….man that would be fire.
it doesnt mean nothing, but hell prob choose one of ya faggots answers and start talkin bout matphors n shit.
he’s talking about the freemasons…illuminati..and how they gonna have power n take over the world
Smh at people who think knaye is deep! Dummies
I love this cover for 1 its only a single cover not an album and it sparks a convo between fans and haters. art should make u think and that’s what this does.
how many other album covers or even single covers are debated??? especially not hiphop covers.
I think he sayin the ppl media etc are giving him toooooo much power. if he feels great 2day he might do sumthin stupid and media go crazy, if he wear a certain chain he’s tryin to take my soul and make me a devil worshipper? how can 1 man have all this power?? so he puttin a stop to ppl thinkin that rappers are controlling ppl, like barkley said yrs ago I’m not a role model, NO 1 MAN SHOULD HAVE THAT KINDA POWER.
Just my opinion tho and I like that we all will have an opinion on a single cover. that’s power!!!!!
I think that’s a picture of himself and he views himself as a King. He feels everyone is on his nuts whether it’s haters or fans. He feels that he is in control a lot of things and he’s running shit right now. He’s on top of the world right now, but too much power isn’t good for KanYe…so he wants to “kill” (free) himself of all that power. He’s got it all. Money, Cars, Clothes and …well you know…maybe the hoes…and that King represent that…and he wants to kill that.
He wants to be an average normal dude.
My friend showed me pictures of his kids
And all I could show him was pictures of my cribs
He said his daughter got a brand new report card
And all I got was a brand new sports car, oh
-Welcome to Heartbreak off 808’s and Heartbreak – this song is showing is state of mind right now when he has all this power.
He’s letting himself go. Freeing himself of this “power” we gave him.
I AGREE WITH TO MANY PPLS OPINIONS TO EVEN WANT TO SAY MY OPINION BUT THATS WHAT COMMENTS ARE FOR…SO…
I THINK ALL OF US PPL NEED TO RE-UNITE AND SHOW THE POWER OF THE PPL!!! WE NEED TO ALL HOLD HANDS (NO HOMO) AND SHO LOVE MAN. WE CANT LET THE UPPER HAND CONTROL EVERYBODY. IDGAF IF ITS THE GOVT. U, ME, OR ANY 1 PERSON. WE ALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO SHOW OUR POWERS BUT TOGETHER IS THE KEY!!! NOT JUST 1 PERSON. REGARDLESS IF U BELIEVE IN GOD OR NOT.
THE WORLD IS MYSTERIOUS. WE HAVENT EVEN DISCOVERED EVERYTHING ON THIS EARTH. WE CANT EVEN PATCH AN OIL LEAK FOR DAMN SAKE! WE NEED EACHOTHER THAT IS ALL WE HAVE AND OUR NATURAL RESOURCES. THE COVER MEANS: POWER CAN BE OVERULED”. MEANS EVEN A KING CAN DEFEATED. NO 1 MAN SHOULD HOLD A CROWN. NUFF SAID. GOD BLESS
Because people gave Kanye to much fucking credit/power, and he’s doing away with it himself. Everyday there was a headline about him, whether it was people taking something he said out of context, tying his name into bullshit concerning other artists, people burning the story of his mother’s death to the ground, people claiming he’s lost his mind, the Amber Rose stories, the huge ass spectacle people turned the Taylor Swift/MTV shit into. No one man should have all that power. He felt like people were just dragging his name all over and blaming any little thing on him. Why you think he’s going off on the track like that? It’s sort of like he’s laughing about it in a sense because he KNOWS he’s the shit and has a huge influence on music right now, and at the same time he’s telling people to fall back off of him.
jay seems so irrelevant right now… can you say ether?
The conspiracy theorists are all over these kanye posts. You all don’t have anything better to do?
i think he’s exposing how much power the illuminati has over THE PUBLIC and THE GOVERNMENT. and he’s REJECTING it. HE realizes the FAULTS in his decisions. HE doesn’t want to be FAMOUS anymore.. LISTEN to the words of his recent songs and verses. PAY ATTENTION TO KAYNE WESTS CAREER.. THIS IS LEADING UP TO SOMETHING!
…a this would b a beautiful death…do you got the power to let power go?!?!
@michael – suck balls.
This cover is the same as the song Power. He’s saying he was on the top with a lot of Power selling music, speaking his mind, etc., and the Man got mad at him (Taylor Swift) and is trying to kill him off. The Man wants to kill off every Black Man that garners too much Power – Obama.
I think Aruba hit it on the head. What he said is exactly what i was thinking. However, the cover, and the subtle message in the song clearly displays his huge ego, and arrogance. Think about it.
“same sword they knight you with they gon’ good night you with” -Jay
When I first looked at the cover it reminded me of Macbeth. The king who was killed in one of Shakespeare’s plays. He had his head chopped off.
Maybe that influenced it, I dont know.
@ mark you may be on to something. blind ambition this nigga wanted to get to the top so bad that he never thought of all the shit that could come along with it
maybe he means that we the people have and always will(have) the POWER(maybe choice.) the body falls when you remove the head ie civil right movement, so on and so forth! and from his perspective we build the King up and allow/facilitate his destruction thus lose’n forfieting rather the power(WE had) to WHOMEVER U WANNA BLAME ILLUMINATI NWO CIA THE INTERNATIONAL BANKING SYSTEM and so on and so on!
he’s talking about his ego and all the nonsense. Go research Horus and understand what he’s talking about. I hate you bafoons on here. If you don’t kno what somthing means u just cream ILLUMINATI , smh.
ima just guess, history repeats it self, maybe barack obama is the black king from once upon a life time an he got killed …… this might be ancient history he reciting too, who knows the fuckin world is krazy conspiracy’s everywhere aliens may be real?
WAKE UP PEOPLE. GOD IS CONCIDERED KING OF KINGS, THE SONG POWER LISTEN TO THE LYRICS MAN AND TO MENTION THE CHAIN HE WAS WEARING @ THE BET AWARDS. ILLUMINATI IS REAL.NDONT WAIT TILL THE LAST MINUTE TO REALIZE THAT..
Wthhh! You people read toooo far into this. I just knew that someone was gonna say something about the Illuminati smfh get a life. My opinion if you listen to the song and look at the cover. A king has alot of power over the a kingdom. And kanye is rejecting and aganist that.
There’s a lot of interesting theories out there, who knows which is right. There are clearly suicidal references in there, but if he is referring to himself or the Kanye with the power we’ve given him is unclear. One suicidal reference no one seems to be talking about though, is in his last line in verse 3 he says he has the power to make your life so exciting. At a casual listen it appears that “so exciting” is repeated several times and fades away. But if you listen carefully I’m pretty sure he’s repeating “suicide, suicide” over and over again. Just adds more fuel to the fire! Great track.
Remember it is the illuminatis job to keep confusion while they try to take over everything. They will say stuff like its marketing & promo. There record sales dont sore from this. No ones buying albums when they can dowload it for free. Thats bs. been in the industry doing marketing for years. worked on some of the best. The best way to hide the truth is to put it right in front of you and disguise it as entertainment or fictional so we dont take it serious & say exatly what those whove commented before me say. its entertainment. WHAT WE CALL ENTERTAINMENT THEY CALL CALL MASS HYPNOSIS. I KNOW 1ST HAND THESE RTIST ARE FIGHTING FOR THEIR LIVES TO GET OUT.