Ye might be cuckoo but he can probably change Web3 in a way nobody will expect it. Or he’ll probably just launch a new dung like Tidal. I know what you are thinking. Another gossip article about Kanye, Ye, Yeezus or whatever the fuck his name is. Well, actually Ye but No.
Should we separate the man from his work? In Ye’s case it is in fact tricky to not think of what he already has done to humanity before diving in all the recent shitshow on the internet. Let’s be honest, if the man has a pretty huge inflated ego it is mostly because of you plebeians. While a vast majority of artists thrive to deal with their inner demons, Ye has decided to share with the world everything he has left in mind.
It’s not anymore a surprise when the Ye shows up at the Paris Fashion Week with a “White live Matter” tee-shirt. In fact people that get offended or triggered by this latest appearance have a short memory. But what sparked things off is his recent allegations about “the chosen people”. Don’t get me wrong, if it was skilfully orchastrated in his mind (I like to think so), as usual he fucked up his declaration. In Jewish culture this is considered a dick move.
The traditional and not so surprising backlash came instantly. Hey, what did he expect? Banned from Instagram, Twitter, millions dollars contracts gone, rejected from big companies and canceled pretty much everywhere. Who wants to be featured with an antisemitic artist these days? This could have been trendy in Europe 100 years ago, but now we have plenty of other minorities to bully. Even if Instagram resumed his account earlier, apparently Zuck is not that bitter, and Elon finally bought Twitter, we probably won’t see Ye coming back in a while. Instead he had chosen another path, the one that will leave scars for a very long time.
Instead of remaining silent, our big boy has decided to roll up his sleeves and engage in the battle for freedom. Also asking myself if this is some kind of hang-up Americans face everyday? Been in Murica’ a couple of times and I did not remember a lack of freedom, in the “land of the free”. Like, do they need to pour some freedom in their coffee in the morning or they die? Do they breathe freedom? Is it possible to farm freedom?
And what is more free than Web3 (might be a tricky question for CZ)? Well, Kanye found it relevant to own its own decentralized social media platform. Yes you read it correctly, Ye is going to buy a Web3 social app.
Actually they overly use the term Web3 for a centralized and conservative app. If you have never heard about it, that’s kinda normal, it is mostly used by US citizens. The ones who love big guns, and not the chicanos. I’m obviously talking about Parler. If the naming is pretty much accurate (Parler means: to talk in French), I’m not really sure about the real leitmotiv behind this so called freedom of speech applications like Truth Social are about freedom but more about narrow minded uncultured rednecks who wants to protect their liberty from blue hair degens.
Parler has a bold vision to make freedom of expression, security, and privacy a reality through social media and blockchain technology. Over 16 million users have chosen Parler as their social media platform to protect against the authoritarian powers of Big Tech, Big Government, and cancel culture.Parler self description
So far it’s unclear about the deal, nothing has been disclosed. What is more clear is the bullshit behind this so-called Web3 application. Besides an NFT marketplace named DeepRedSky, it’s basically impossible to find relevant information about the technology used. If Ye is going to back this thing he better find a deal with another fashion brand first, just to be sure to have enough cash in case it will collapse.
Not gonna lie, if Ye wants to invest in some cool decentralized web3 social media app, we have plenty of lit projects and developers that need some cash to improve their products. I’m pretty sure even Stani may accept a couple of millions to grow Lens.
Let’s be serious for a while. With daddy Elon having full control over Twitter how is this going to be worse for Ye? Both are friends, Elon has already started to cancel the cancel patrol in Twitter, and according to Decrypt CZ backed the Asperger with $500 millions. It looks more like a billionaire boys club than a web3 social app. Rather than wasting his money on a right-wing platform, Ye could be the next CEO of Twitter. Honestly that would be a genius idea coming from Elon.
While people are freaking out for the future of the blue bird, they might need to take a break to look at the next fucked up app Jack Dorsey is going to launch on the Web5. Well, that’s probably enough internet for today.