Charles Barkley Wants Kanye West To Use His Fame To ‘Make A Difference’

03.09.16 2 years ago 15 Comments

Paragon of saintly virtue Charles Barkley thinks that Kanye West isn’t using his fame to do something positive. During the NCAA Media Day, Charles Barkley fielded questions about everything from politics (“All politics is rich people screwing poor people. Poor people are too stupid to know they’re just chess pieces in a game.”) to Yeezy.

“For somebody who has so much going, I’m disappointed he’s not using it in a more positive way,” Barkley said about ‘Ye. “Especially as a black man, I know how hard it is to be successful. And when you get to the mountaintop, you can either do good or bad. He’s in an unbelievable position to make a difference, and I’m disappointed he’s not using it in a more positive way.”

I’d like to direct the Round Mound of Rebound to Kanye’s recent tweets, his love of IKEA and The Life of Pablo tracks “Ultra Light Beam,” “Highlights” and “Waves.” Of course, that’s just Kanye being positive and not necessarily doing positive things.

However, if Charles did just a quick web search, he’d learn that in 2015 alone, Yeezy donated $133,000 to Chicago after school programs and social services, and has also donated 1,000 shoes to Soles for Souls. So, he’s not exactly doing nothing, but stuff like that doesn’t always stick around to trend like controversy does. So for now, we can add this to the long line of junk Barkley opinions like “Shaq can’t dunk” and Steph Curry is “just a shooter.”

We’re still waiting for Barkley’s opinion on whether or not Migos is better than The Beatles.

(Via Rolling Stone)

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