Kanye West’s entire career has been leading up to the point where he can call himself God.
Mixed emotions greet reports that Kanye West is considering calling his first child North. It’s a good joke, from a slightly unexpected source (neither the rapper nor his possibly even more famous partner, Kim Kardashian, are best known for their self-deprecating sallies, although the title Kanye is supposed to be contemplating for his new album, I Am God, is said to be “half tongue-in-cheek”). (Via)
First off, North West is an amazing name. That kid is going to grow up HATING Alfred Hitchcock. In fact, NW is only trumped by I Am God, which is even better than the previously rumored Black American Psycho. Kanye is the most boastful, least humble bastard around (he appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone as Jesus, for Christ’s, er, his son’s sake), and clearly his career is doing just fine, so why NOT I Am God? It’s just going to be annoying capitalizing every “he,” as in, “Is He regretting naming His kid North? NOPE.” Questlove apparently approves.
But if Kanye’s God, what does that make his “big brother” Jay-Z? Guess they’ll have to teach that in Theology 101.