You’ll notice that the news cycle has slowed to a bit of a halt today, which I’m going to chalk up to the internet blowing its wad on the whole “Miley Cyrus-lower-back-shake-gate” thing that went on last Sunday, but there’s no reason Kanye West can’t take another swing at this dead horse. According to Pitchfork, Kanye is reportedly teaming up with Miley Cyrus for a remix of “Black Skinhead,” which means you can expect another volley of internet think pieces in the near future.
Just when you thought the internet had bled the Miley Cyrus conversation bone-dry, in swoops Kanye West. The New York Post reports that Miley teamed up with Kanye immediately following the VMAs Sunday night to record a remix of Yeezus single “Black Skinhead” that will allegedly appear on a forthcoming remix EP. “They see a black man with a white woman”, et cetera. If this comes to fruition, it’ll rank pretty high on the list of Kanye’s provocations.
You can discuss the intentions behind this all you want and how it reflects on culture commodification and class disparity in America, but let’s be real: The only reason this is happening is because Kanye is Kris Jenner‘s new go-to for easy publicity now that Kim Kardashian‘s out of commission.
Kris: What’s this? A Disney starlet getting tons of attention for shaking her ass? That should be my attention! KANYE!
Kanye: Yes, countess of evil?
Kris: Bring me the one they call Hannah Montana. I hunger for unearned publicity.
Kanye: Yes, queen of misanthropy.
Kim: What about me? I can get you some attention-
Kris: WHO LET YOU OUT OF THE BASEMENT?!