As mentioned in my previous article “Eye to Eye” and “The Kanye West Saga Continues” Kayne has a tough time lately with the former President mentioning him in his memoir “Decision Point” and Matt Lauer almost interrogating him.
As seen in this video Kanye is visible emotional seeing the Taylor Swift incident again while trying to communicate. On the popular side popeater many fans commented how this seems childish and that he should grow up.
Ironically that seems to be the message Taylor Swift is converting about him in her song: “Innocent”. Only that she doesn’t seem to describe this particular trait as necessary a bad thing but rather as a mess up that he can work on.
The fact that Kanye stepped out of the spotlight for almost a year after this happened seem to suggest that he was very embarrassed by this misstep. So naturally I can understand the reason he was so upset when he was again embarrassed by his own action during the Matt Lauer Interview. For some this interview seems normal but he took it to heart and almost sank back in the cushion while reminded of it.
Kanye reminds me a bit of a hedgehog. All prickly and tough on the outside but incredible sensitive on the inside with the inability to shake it off and let go knowing the press will go on for years to come.
Also that he took the time and made himself vulnerable by admitting that he did a mistake by going of script and labeling Former President Bush as a racist showsme that in generally he wants to do the right thing.
Obviously it borders him that he offended the President to such an extend. Other people would have just said “that was then, this is now” but not so Kanye West. He knew this would bring up the Taylor Swift incident again but he did it anyway.
Rumors have it that he ensured that he performed after Taylor Swift at the last MTV Award Show. because he wasn’t sure what she will be saying about him.
It seems to me that Kanye West is motivated by the right reasons, guild and the thought of what others may think about him. He puts on a tough front but in reality he lacks confidence. Only when he gains some, we can expect his troubles with the media are coming to an end.