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YEEZUS PUTS HIS 23 ON

We should’ve never ever let MJ play for the Wizards.

YEEZUS PUTS HIS 23 ON

We should’ve never ever let MJ play for the Wizards.


Okay, so I woke up today and it wasn’t a dream. Kanye West really DID put Jerry Reinsdorf on notice last night and it was the best thing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdH488RRQL8

And all day since I’ve been waiting for these twelve minutes to be picked up somewhere, right? I mean — this happened in the United Center. It was the most surreal moment on a night filled with surreal moments. While I don’t have anything to add about the show itself that hasn’t already been said better in sentence and in paragraph… THIS WAS SOMETHING NEW. This was Kanye — who afterwards acknowledged, “I don’t know if they’ll ever let me back here!” — saying things about His Airness that needed to be said years ago. This was a man wearing a shiny metallic mask telling auto-tuned, improvised truth on the same court that MJ won his six. Where’s the full coverage??

GOOGLE, THAT’S NOT FULL COVERAGE

So I’ve taken it upon myself — for the good of the Internet — to transcribe what I can. As follows:

We should’ve never ever let Michael Jordan play for the Wizards
We should’ve never ever let Michael Jordan play for the Wizards
We should’ve never ever let MJ play for the Wizards
Why did that happen?
Why did that happen?
We should’ve never ever let MJ play for the Wizards
We couldn’t stop — we would stop — MJ playing for the Wizards
Why did that happen?
Six championships
The best years of our life
Playing through the flu
Every single night
I believed I could fly
and I wanted to be just like Mike
I believed I could fly
and I wanted to be just like Mike
We should’ve never ever let MJ play for the Wizards
Why did that happen?
Does anybody here know why that happened?
When a player
When a player wants to become an owner
When a player
When a player that’s done more for the league than the league could’ve done for him
When a player that MADE the NBA wants to become an owner of the team that he brought so much glory to, a team he brought so much story to
A team that has his statue in the front of the motherfucking building
But do you know what the owners of that team told MJ?
You’re just a player, homeboy
You can’t get no pay
You can’t own shit
THEY TOLD MICHAEL JORDAN THAT HE COULDN’T OWN SHIT
We should’ve never ever let MJ play for the Wizards
We should’ve never ever let MJ play for the Wizards
Now y’all know why MJ went to play for the Wizards
Because this very team wouldn’t let him be an owner
I’m talking about one of the most important people in our civilization
One of the most influential people in our civilization
They tried to marginalize
And in order to make his point he had to put on a MOTHERFUCKING WIZARDS JERSEY
To let y’all know “Oh yes I am gonna be an owner just like Magic Johnson”
We should’ve never let MJ ever play for the Wizards
Never never never never let him go
Because til I die MJ represents the Bulls
So tonight I’m about to put my 23 on
So tonight I gotta put my 23 on
And drop about 80

Kanye really *does* then go and drop about 80 around the 5:00 minute mark — haters and dreamers, confidence and control, sonic self esteem to help you follow your dreams. Variations on the stuff he’s been chasing for a while and it’s all pretty excellent (or at least entertaining, depending on how big of a Yeezus mark you are).

There. I’ve done my part. That was my evening, and this was my story to share. Big thanks to Bethany Florek for the sister clause surprise tix, and YouTube stranger christinavee for actually thinking to record the evening while I was experimenting with iPhone filters to blend with my Instagram filters.

Now go and tell the world:

They want you all to be gray
Don’t be no color, just be gray
Like vanilla, just like light whatever
Don’t be bright red
Don’t get your… don’t get your me on
Don’t put your 23 on
But tonight I’m gonna put my 23 on!
And drop 80 on everybody saying I’m crazy
Well let’s go crazy yeah
Let’s turn up on them
Well let’s go crazy yeah
I’m gonna put my bright red 23 on
And drop 80 on anyone that said I was crazy