Kanye West has tweeted arguing that everybody knows Get Out is about him. What exactly does he mean by that? Let’s explore.
For many fans of Kanye West, their love for his work dates all the way back to 2004.
The release of his debut studio album – The College Dropout – announced the concrete arrival of a remarkable talent and the record is still regarded as one of hip hop’s most admirable modern classics.
He continued to impress and establish himself as one of the greats with subsequent records like Late Registration and 808s & Heartbreak. However, his work throughout the 2010s led some to differentiate between new and old Kanye, arguing that his craft was compromised by overwhelming ego and eccentricity.
Over the years, the mainstream has spotlighted his many strange and controversial comments, so much that his public image has somewhat overshadowed his musical output.
His latest Twitter rant is the latest in a long series of eyebrow-raising moments for Ye…
Kanye West unleashes Twitter rant
Posted on Tuesday, July 21st 2020, Kanye West fired out a string of tweets exposing the drama escalating in his private life.
A number of people are mentioned, including Drake, Kim Kardashian, Pusha T, Bill Cosby and Shia LaBeouf.
There’s a great deal to take a way and unpack, but one thing readers have been particularly intrigued by is his multiple references to the movie Get Out.
According to Sohh, he argued in the tweets that “Everybody knows the movie Get Out is about me” and “Kim was trying to fly to Wyoming with a doctor to lock me up like on the movie Get Out…”
What is he getting at exactly?
Kanye West: Get Out tweets explored
The 2017 movie Get Out was the directorial feature debut of Jordan Peele, who has since been hailed as a new master of the horror genre.
Daniel Kaluuya stars as Chris Washington, who is all set to visit his girlfriend’s rich family for the first time. However, his concerns stem from the fact that the family haven’t been made aware that he’s black.
Upon arrival, it’s immediately clear that something is wrong and it turns out in a shocking reveal that the family are kidnapping black people and putting people’s brains in their bodies, granting them physical characteristics of the imprisoned; the sunken place being the prison.
When Kanye tweeted that “Everybody knows the movie Get Out is about me,” it encouraged fans to start drawing parallels to make sense of the comment.
On the surface, there’s the fact that Kanye has been ushered into a white family. On the other hand, his claim makes more sense courtesy of the later tweet:
“Kim was trying to fly to Wyoming with a doctor to lock me up like on the movie Get Out because I cried about saving my daughter’s life yesterday.”
It seems he feels that he’s trapped and his family are trying to pass him off as crazy and in need of help. Throughout the movie, Chris feels paranoid and his suspicions that the family have ulterior motives is later confirmed; it appears Kanye is arguing his suspicions are being proven too.
Of course, Get Out’s sci-fi horror reveal isn’t what Kanye is referring to here, but rather, his insecurities that the family he’s part of are against him and wish to have him in the custody of a shady medical authority.
It’s easy to encapsulate your concerns through a pop culture reference.
Fans weigh in
A number of the rapper’s fans have headed over to Twitter to offer their thoughts on the matter.
Check out a selection of tweets:
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