So if you haven't seen already, South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone ethered Kanye West and his ego in their latest episode "Fishsticks" that aired Wednesday.
Basically, Jimmy comes up with about fishsticks using a play on words ("Do you like fish-dicks? Then you're a gay fish!") that Cartman tries to steal the shine for and Kanye West is the only person that doesn't "get" the joke. Hilariousness ensues as the writers parallel Cartman's inflated ego with Yeezy's public image of being self-indulged.
The most surprising part to me was actually not the episode - as a fan since day one, I expect this type of hilariously crude humor from Parker & Stone - but rather Yeezy's reaction that he posted on his blog yesterday:
SOUTH PARK MURDERED ME LAST NIGHT AND IT'S PRETTY FUNNY. IT HURTS MY FEELINGS BUT WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM SOUTH PARK! I ACTUALLY HAVE BEEN WORKING ON MY EGO THOUGH.
HAVING THE CRAZY EGO IS PLAYED OUT AT THIS POINT IN MY LIFE AND CAREER. I USE TO USE IT TO BUILD UP MY ESTEEM WHEN NOBODY BELIEVED IN ME.
NOW THAT PEOPLE DO BELIEVE AND SUPPORT MY MUSIC AND PRODUCTS THE BEST RESPONSE IS THANK YOU INSTEAD OF "I TOLD YOU SO!!!"
IT'S COOL TO TALK SHIT WHEN YOU'RE RAPPING BUT NOT IN REAL LIFE. WHEN YOU MEET LITTLE WAYNE IN PERSON HE'S THE NICEST GUY FOR EXAMPLE. I JUST WANNA BE A DOPER PERSON WHICH STARTS WITH ME NOT ALWAYS TELLING PEOPLE HOW DOPE I THINK I AM.
I NEED TO JUST GET PAST MYSELF. DROP THE BRAVADO AND JUST MAKE DOPE PRODUCT. EVERYTHING IS NOT THAT SERIOUS. AS LONG AS PEOPLE THINK I ACT LIKE A BITCH THIS TYPE OF SHIT WILL HAPPEN TO ME.
I GOT A LONG ROAD AHEAD OF ME TO MAKE PEOPLE BELIEVE I'M NOT ACTUALLY A HUGE DOUCHE BUT I'M UP FOR THE CHALLENGE. I'M SURE THE WRITERS AT SOUTH PARK ARE REALLY NICE PEOPLE IN REAL LIFE. THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME TO DRAW MY CREW. THAT WAS PRETTY FUNNY ALSO!! I'M SURE THERE'S GRAMMATICAL ERRORS IN THIS... THAT'S HOW YOU KNOW IT'S ME!
Not only that, but Yeezy posted the above clip as proof that he's just brushing this one off because they got him good.
I've always told people that he doesn't JUST make music about how good he thinks he is. On his more reflective, self-examining type tracks before ("Family Business," "All Falls Down," etc), we get to see the other side of 'Ye - the one that isn't so confident or sure about himself. And this response is just another example of how the media's poster boy for egotism is actually not a complete douchebag.
The point is, it's a step in the right direction that 'Ye is able to laugh at this.
Need more laughs? South Park Studios released the full, unedited version of "Gay Fish" for our enjoyment this morning. Now if only 'Ye would spit something over this beat, that would definitely make my year.
Thanks to Dre for the download link, Enjoy!
Link in the Cbox --->
South Park - Gay Fish (Full Unedited Version)