Kanye West used his well-publicized four minutes of time to do whatever he wished during MTV’s VMA event to give a bit of speech about influence and also to introduce his video for “Fade” from his The Life of Pablo album.
Known for her mean body game and incredible pregnancy bounce back (even more sickening because she doesn’t work out!), G.O.O.D. music signee Teyana Taylor was featured front and center as the star of the video. Dance heavy and sweaty a la Flashdance, the video was choreographed by Joe Blaze, Derek “Fonzworth Bentley” Watkins, Guapo and Taylor, and also included an appearance by Taylor’s fiancé, NBA player, Iman Shumpert and their adorable baby girl, Junie.
Taylor is by no means a newbie to the world of music or celebrity, and thus Twitter threw an indignation hissy fit last night when several publications invited readers to “meet” Taylor after the video premiered, implying the appearance was a big coming out party for the Harlem celeb, who’s been releasing music since 2008 and boasts a highly celebrated sneaker collab with Adidas.
But the controversy didn’t end there. The video ends with a cat-faced Taylor straddled atop Shumpert and Junie, all of whom are surrounded by sheep. It’s a somewhat jarring/creepy ending given the straight dance moves that preceded it, and as of this writing, West (of course!) hasn’t provided what the motivation was.
In a Vogue interview, Taylor did ask about the ending, though West gave her the wishy-washiest of answers, “He was just like, ‘I’m going to put you in this cat face. It’s going to be chic,'” leaving the mystery of meaning wide open for interpretation.
Given the non-explanation and the morphing of an animal and a human, a major key alert of a demon signifier, the Illuminati heads are having a field day. Is it just Kanye being Kanye and stirring the pot or is it actually a signal of end days? Jumping in on the party, MTV says the Illuminati is not only real, but the VMA is a tool of it (though “Fade” strangely enough isn’t provided as evidence).
The bigger question really though is besides giant celebrities and religious fanatics, is there anyone who doesn’t find this debate exhausting as hell? Someone needs to influence a new conspiracy because this one is dusty beyond belief.
— black excellence (@goafgang) August 29, 2016