Hey Kanye, Chief Oliver Isn’t Impressed

– via Facebook

Dear Kanye West,

I am honored to be writing such an important star. I am a mere Internet sensation. I’m not sure I am worthy to address you, although the Huffington Post did say I was “Humorous and Insanely Popular.” I don’t pay much attention to those things. Anyway, please excuse my interference in your life for a quick second.

I read your interview and also watched it on video. You said:
“I’m just giving of my body on the stage and putting my life at risk, literally.….and I think about it. I think about my family and I’m like, wow, this is like being a police officer or something, in war or something.”

I want to thank you for putting your life on the line for all of us every day. I know that being a rapper is tough work. I have tried to rap, and it is very difficult to keep up with the pulse of the rhyme flow…although when Ice Ice Baby comes on the radio, I can usually keep up with ol’ Vanilla. Anywho, your job is just some very dangerous work. Most people don’t consider… if you rap really fast, without a chance to inhale, you could pass out and hit your head.

That last paragraph was covered in sarcasm. I’m letting you know, just so you do not think I agree with your very ignorant assessment of your career (or any other performer)as it relates to a person in the military or a police officer’s service. You sir, are as misguided as they come. I do have a suggestion for you. Since you are accustomed to danger, from your life as an international rapper, I am strongly encouraging you immediately abandon you career as a super star and join the military. After joining, I would like you to volunteer to be deployed in Afghanistan or one of the numerous other forward locations where our men an women are currently serving. When the Taliban starts shooting at you, perhaps you could stand up and let the words flow. It could be something like “I’m Kanye West, wearing a flak vest.” I’m sure they would just drop weapons and surrender. You could quite possibly end all wars, just from the enemy being star-struck.

Your line of thinking is part of the problem in the world today….which include entertainers thinking they are something more than just entertainers. I know it is supply and demand and the demand for your services is high. I get economics. What I do not get is you EVER comparing what you do for a living to our heroic military members, who are always in harm’s way… and my brother and sister police officers who have to go to work carrying weapons and wearing a bullet-proof vest to protect themselves.

Check yourself, before you wreck yourself….Chief Oliver.


Hey Kanye, Chief Oliver isn’t impressed with your interview. But the world is impressed with you, Chief Oliver. Because this is the best thing I’ve ever read. Ever. I’m not sure anything else comes close. I might move to Brimfield, Ohio and steal a car just so I meet the Chief. There are so many great parts to this post. Chief Oliver might not be able to rap like you Kanye, but he can sing along to Ol’ Vanilla with the best of them. I’m glad the Chief gets serious towards the end, because he’s absolutely right. Celebrities are surrounded by so many “yes men/women” that they really think they’re the most important people in the world. Here’s a reality check: we watch your movies, or listen to your songs because you’re talented enough to be the very best at what you do. That’s it. You put on a front for a living. And you’re very good at it. No more, no less. When people like Kanye think they’re more essential to this Earth than someone like Chief Oliver, or any military serviceman or servicewoman, that’s when we have to take a step back and really think about who we choose as our heroes. Kanye West is not a hero. He’s a guy who just so happens to sing some songs. In the words of the almighty Chief: check yourself, before you wreck yourself, Kanye.

– Ryan

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Posted on December 13, 2013, in Average Blog Posts and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I don’t usually agree with the “men in blue” or the military with their motives but I think this Chief made a very valid point. 😀 He’s a rap star, that’s it. You made a very good point of saying that too.

    Maybe that is our intrinsic North American issue though, that we give too much credit to these entertainers??? But then when I consider it some more, a large portion of the economics of America is based on celebrity: from Hollyweird to NYC, it’s a HUGE part of what keeps our NA economy afloat. So I suppose both enterprises matter to this economy. And even policing and military are now run like businesses. Bankable strife is used for economic uplift, from local “wars” to wars across the world…(unfortunately)

    No person whether it be entertainer, police officer or military, or even the school teacher down the street at the local public school across from the doctors office with nurses who both educate and save lives everyday, is better than another person.

    We all have different skill sets, but that doesn’t mean that it makes one person necessarily better than another or even more valuable. Or even that they contribute more or less to any society on earth. It just means, everyone matters, no matter how significant or insignificant their work is. Work is work. It’s NOT a persons character or who they are…That is something far more profound and meaningful. How does that sign from the Occupy Movement go again? “Atoms (and molecules) are what make -all- people matter”. 😀

    • I couldn’t agree more. Are they talented? Yes, but that’s where it should end. Their egos are inflated mainly because of how they’re revered in our culture. But comparing a concert to police work is a little over the line

      • Yup, for sure. But he’s Kanye and a downright dipschtick 99% of the time LOL! I stumbled across what he did to Taylor Swift at the Grammy’s a few years ago too…how rude and selfish to say and do that to Swift (& like everyone else who had to endure that tirade) then try to pass it off as if he was protecting Beyonce. Beyonce was just as stunned by his behavior that night. His ego -is- greater than his IQ & EQ lol 🙂

      • Hahaha it definitely is! And as far as the taylor swift incident, that was all Kanye. I doubt Beyonce would care that much if she lost fair and square. He’s an ass.

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