KSK Celebrity Super Bowl Pickkake: Kanye West

02.02.11 7 years ago 52 Comments

The celebrity Super Bowl pick is a time-honored tradition, one we at KSK are incredibly excited to be a part of, as we have in the past. For the next two weeks, stars from the world of entertainment, politics, and more will drop by to make their picks for the big game in Dallas! Up next, it’s rapper Kanye West.

A lot of people come on here and they give you predictions and I feel like, what is there behind them, y’know? It’s like pop culture wants to force feed a dumbed down perspective to America. I don’t know why they do that. It’s like they think the audience is stupid. I know they’re not stupid. Picks is art, man, picks is art.

These are two teams at the highest level of their artistry. One of the problems I see with sports today is that fans really only seem to enjoy them at a base level. What the Steelers and Packers are is storytellers of sport. I can respect that because I lyrically try to accomplish the same things in my music. I can see that in their formations. The visual references they use is, like, crazy to me. Sometimes I see the Packers come out with six DBs and it’s like Luis Bunuel and Fellini is teaming up to call the plays. And I’m from Chicago, man. That’s a place where you’re not even supposed to be liking the Packers, you get me? It’s in your blood. I was at that place at one point. I was a hater. I can admit that. But I remember watching one of their games earlier this year and I was… I was awestruck. I’m thinking, “these cats brought it to another level, man.” You gotta mentally transcend the limits of your fate sometimes. My fate said to me that you can’t like this team, but the power of the respect in my mind elevated above that. And now I have respect in my mind and my heart for the Packers.

The Steelers. Yeah. Oh man, the Steelers got this, like, visceral virtuosity vibe. If you’re someone like me, who lives through his art, you know how to spot that right away. But I’ve seen them play a few times and I came away from it kind of confused. I couldn’t pin down where they were going with their style. It was scattershot and deliberate at once. Then one day I was walking through the MOMA and came across one of my favorite paintings, “The Charnel House” by Pablo Picasso.

I literally sat there looking at for an entire afternoon. Transfixed. But by the time I left, I understood all the mixed feeling I had about the Steelers. Their whole aesthetic makes perfect sense to me now. The shifting of the linebackers. The five-wide formations on 3rd and 1. All of it.

So if I’m gonna do it for the Super Bowl, I gotta go for the gusto. I can’t be bringing the tired wack shit. I knew I had to make the signature work that would define the event. And I did it. Now I can share it with the world.

[Repeating succession of piano notes]

I think I fell in love at the Super Bowl

Tune in, grab some chips

Tune in, grab some samples

I come in, bitches grab they ankles

She like my credenza game

She like my Clemenza game

You know me

I like to entertain

Highest ratings ever, biggest share

If that’s what the news say

You know I was there

Not at halftime, not in pregame

They wanted Black Eye Peas

They want it fucking lame

Don’t bother me though

I’m rocking pea coats

I’m clocking C-notes

Doing fancy shit

I’m docking steam boats

[Overly dramatic interlude]

I think I fell in love at the Super Bowl

And died in the luxury box

Concussed head on the carpet

Caught a view of Favre’s crocs


The Steelers is gonna win the Super Bowl!!!!

[Throws hands in air, struts off stage to wild applause]

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