The Six Funniest Lines In Kanye West's Yeezus
Everyone's tripping over themselves to parse out the complicated and conflicted political posturing going on in Yeezus, myself included, so it's easy to lose sight of the fact that, for all its ground-breaking, this record is still chock-full of hilarious Kanye lines.
He's always been funny (that light-skinned/dark-skinned Michael Jackson line from College Dropout still makes me chuckle when I hear it), and Ye stays true to that here. Here's a list of the funniest.
1. "$2,000 bag with no cash in your purse."
I'm not sure if anyone else still remembers "Got a quarter tank of gas / In my new E-class" from the Big Tymers' "Still Fly," but this line is basically a retread of that sentiment, and a funny one at that.
As usual, the dude who has Ralph Lauren stores shut down so that he can shop solo for his polos is criticizing others' spending, but, hey, that's part of the humor.
2. "She got more niggas off than Cochrane."
The casual misogyny and willingness to play to racial stereotypes is sure to put off many, and rightly so, but the play on "get off" is worth it.
This, combined with the album's references to Jerome from Martin, leaves me with the impression that Kanye made the record in 1996, which is funny in its own right.