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Kanye West Shares Poem About Death & Releases Video for 'Hurricane' Feat. The Weeknd and Lil Baby

Kanye posted a poem about death on his instagram the same day he released the video for "Hurricane" with Lil Baby and The Weeknd

On his Instagram account, Kanye West shared a poem titled "DEAD," just days after he posted a similar poem titled "Divorce."

Ye shared some comments elaborating on his intention behind the piece. "I feel already compromised that I have to justify my expression after over 20 years of art that I’ve contributed to the planet but I also see the need to make sure we as a species are allowed to still feel anything,” he wrote alongside the poem in the caption. “Men not allowed to cry celebrities not allowed to cry I will not explain this new piece for the explanation destroys the mystery and magic of true love and puts it in a box that can be counted.”

He also elaborated on his recent post in which he said “art is therapy” in response to criticism of his “Eazy” video. “Art is subjective Art only works when it is the artist absolute truth Someone’s truth can be another persons lie,” West wrote. “We don’t all have to feel the same because we are not the same With out further ado I present to you my latest creation it is called DEAD."

In the poem, Kanye discusses death. “No one wanted to tell me I was DEAD,” it opens. “And only people that would talk to me were in my head/No one wanted to tell me I was DEAD/Only people who loved me would visit in their dreams instead/They would come to my grave and sprinkle some bread/So on my tombstone the birds would be fed/I would give new requests nothing was said/Cause no one wanted to tell me/That I was DEAD.”


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