Kanye, Why So Mean?

Kanye West is one of today’s musical geniuses.

The former hip-hop producer turned multi-platinum artist has influenced and collaborated with artists Fall out Boy, Jamie Foxx, Jay-Z, Sting, John Mayer, and Janet Jackson. The Chicago native even has time to open a restaurant chain, Fatburger, and create a clothing line called Pastelle. He even brought back tacky male 80s fashions.

Even though West is a super talented and eclectic guy, he is also a huge jerk. Most people would agree that Kanye is a bit on the mean-spirited side; however, I think there is a method to his meanness.

The Big FAT Truth

The impression we make by our physical appearance may or may not be by choice. People observe some physical characteristic and then, either knowingly or not, associate personality traits with the ones they can see.

Neon hair and facial piercings commonly convey non-conformity. Those who wear glasses are associated with the characteristic of intelligence. There are other blatant aspects of appearance though that are not cosmetic and cannot be so easily changed.