Kanye West has been making headlines recently with his tweets. From saying he’ll win 100 grammys in his lifetime to asking Mark Zuckerberg for a $1b investment in his ideas, to bashing sister-in-law for signing a deal with Puma and beefing Wiz Khalifa. In a recent appearance on The Late Show with James Corden, US TV personality, and psychologist, Dr Phil said that West’s antics reflect what’s going on in the society.
“Everybody thinks stuff sometimes,” Dr Phil said. “You’ll think stuff and it’s like really stupid. But we’re in a society now, we’re in a generation now where everybody thinks you’ve got to have an audience for everything.”
Dr. Phil uses the example of someone posting about brushing his teeth as information that does not need to be shared with the world, but has become acceptable this age.
“We’re so narcissistic now, everybody’s like doing selfies of themselves brushing their teeth,” he says. “I don’t care. But everybody has it posted up. So now, everybody they just have to post everything, post everything, post everything like nobody cares. But now, you say something incredibly stupid it just goes wall to wall. They’re reading it in China in five seconds. So it just goes all over the place. You used to be stupid and get away with it. You can’t be wrong that many times in a row unless you’re working at it,” Dr. Phil said. “He just gets up, says something [mimics typing] and so here we are talking about it, so it’s working.”
Another guest on the show, Bow Wow, didn’t think there’s anything wrong with the Chicago rapper’s behavior.
“I think that he’s just an artist who’s very very passionate, like over passionate, about what he does,” Bow Wow said. “I mean he’s begging guys for billions of dollars to invest in him. He’s like, ‘I have the next ideas. I wanna be the next big thing.’ I think we’re dealing with an artist who’s very passionate who believes in what he does, but he just might go about it in a different way.”