Kanye West’s Latest Rap ‘New Slaves’ Compares Consumerism to Slavery
Kanye West’s new song, launched on May 17, compared consumerism to slavery. “What you want, a Bentley? Fur coat? A diamond chain?” he rapped. “New slaves.”
In his nearly two minute long song, West ranted about corporations and consumerism. “F*** you and your corporations,” he rapped. “I know that we the new slaves.”
This song is rather hypocritical coming from a rapper who is worth $100 million, according to Celebritynetworth.com, and is currently engaged to Kim Kardashian. Kardashian is co-founder of DASH boutique, and she and her sisters have an entire fashion line – the Kardashian Kollection -- available at Sears.
This is the same Kanye West who was outspokenly supportive of the Occupy Wall Street protests and showed up wearing gold chains and a grill. He was also No. 22 on Forbes’ 25 highest paid musicians of 2012.