So What Kanye Thinks His In-Laws Are Smashable?!
The cherry on top of Kanye’s controversial week in the media was the release of his song “XTCY” late Friday night. Yeezy dropped what I’m assuming is a throwaway track produced by DJ Clark Kent in which he hints at fantasizing about sex with his sister-in-laws. The opening line goes, “You got sick thoughts. I got more of them. You got a sister-in-law you would smash; I got four of them.” Of course internet trolls were quick to let loose their disapproving thoughts on The Shade Room and Hollywood Unlocked. Only a few shared my perspective, which is the idea that if people look beyond their initial shock they’ll be able to see the situation for what it is: a creator’s carefree, lyrically clever take on what many in-laws think but won’t say.
I had a similar experience in my life. A few years ago my sister’s then-fiancé texted me, “If your sister were more like you we’d be married already.” Not as explicit as Yeezy’s verse but I could’ve blown things out of proportion, reported back to my sister, and made a spectacle out of nothing. Instead I laughed it off and moved on. The thought itself was harmless, just like XTCY. I’m glad I chose to keep my mouth shut until now because the marriage never happened anyway. It would’ve caused unnecessary tension in my family.
One of my dad’s best friends, who I lovingly refer to as my uncle, calls me ‘sexy’ almost every time I see him. Would he ever try to do anything inappropriate with me? Absolutely not. He’s known me my whole life—it’s just a compliment. I had a guidance counselor in high school, who was an older man, tell me he was attracted to some of the students. “Sure, I think you girls are beautiful and I’m attracted to you, but it’s one thing to have a thought and another thing to act on it.” That’s the difference.
Are we really surprised that the man who wrote a song called “I Thought About Killing You” would shy away from talking about his sister-in-laws’ smashability? Kanye’s feelings toward his “sisters” aren’t staggering. I mean, look at them. Their entire empire is built around branding themselves as sex symbols. They want to ooze sex. Plus, ‘Ye’s mentioned them in his music before. In Future’s song “I Won” he raps, “You can look at Kylie, Kendall, Kourtney, and Khloe. All your mama ever made was trophies, right?” He’s utterly saying he considers all four women up to his visual/sexual standards.
Before anything Kanye West is a man, and before a husband and father he is an artist. I admire his honesty and commitment to his artistry despite taking on his secondary roles. I saw a lot of comments centered around the sentiment that Kanye’s lyrics are disrespectful to his wife. Some people brought Jay-Z into it, saying things like “Jay-Z would never do this!” I give props to Kim for being confident enough to give ‘Ye the space to be himself. It’s ironic that there are constant comparisons between Kimye’s marriage and Jay-Z’s and Beyoncé’s when the latter woman’s husband cheated and then spoke about it publicly. I’d prefer my husband keep his dark twisted fantasies contained within his art medium than actually go out and dip his dick in another woman. At the end of the day Kim is Kanye’s chosen one. As her younger sister Khloe has said in the past, Kanye “looks at Kim like she’s Cleopatra.” I think it’s obvious he’d never be so dumb as to jeopardize his family by crossing any line with his adopted siblings. Kudos, Kanye, for keeping it real.