Jack Black Defends Kanye West: Rapper Is An “A**hole” But “Really Talented” (VIDEO)
The actor was on to promote his new HBO series, “The Brink,” but Conan O’Brien thought Black had something else on his mind. He did, and that something was West. Apropos of nothing, Black announced, “It feels like everyone is really mean to Kanye West.”
“I’m sick of it. I’ve had it up to here,” declared Black. “It’s become like the popular thing to pile on Kanye. Oh, everyone can agree, ‘Kanye’s an a**hole, ha ha ha.’ And I don’t agree.”
Well, not entirely. Black clarified, “Well, I do agree that he is an a**hole, but I don’t agree that he’s not talented. Because people put those together, and they are wrong.” The star went on to say of West, “He actually is really talented. Yeezus is like the best album out there.”
Black further argued that some people just don’t like publicly admitting they enjoy West’s music. “Because he’s a narcissist. I’ve thought a lot about this,” said the comedy star. “It’s the narcissism that kind of ruins the thing for people.”
As Gossip Cop has reported, West is a frequent target for hate from celebrities and strangers alike. Last month, David Crosby called the music star a “poser” who can’t “sing, write, or play.” Check out Black’s defense below, and tell us who you agree with.