Kanye West is undeniably great, but for many who were once big fans, his message has become muddied by his infatuation with whiteness. Poet Jasmine Mans articulated her hurt at what Kanye has become in this moving poem, "Footnotes for Kanye."
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Certainly Kanye has the right to do what moves him, but Jasmine's poem is a eulogy of sorts for the hope that he once inspired.
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