I’m not a Kanye-hater; I happen to think he’s almost as talented as he thinks he is. The cover he did for Rolling Stone, however, pushes even my buttons.
Now, I’m not beyond a little artistic license. I even think some religious symbols are ripe for interpretation, even parody. But the impassioned Christ? Likening oneself to Jesus in his suffering, particularly when you make the kind of money West does, can’t be a good thing. Misery of the Kanye West variety can’t be all that bad, can it?