Public Enemy’s Chuck D Mocks Kanye West’s Dismal Election Result
Big news: there’s an election happening in America. And, in the spirit of those local ‘characters’ like Screaming Lord Sutch, Lord Buckethead and Count Binface who add themselves to the ballot for satirical banter, comic creation Kanye West put himself on the docket for the presidential race this time. Fucking hilarious, champ! Wot a fucking legend!
Public Enemy’s Chuck D didn’t think so, though, tweeting…
Get up from that, Kanye.
Anyway, as with all these things, nobody actually expected Kanye to actually do well, just to add some light comic relief to proceedings and a bit more indignity to an already undignified race. In the event, Yeezy tallied fewer than 60,000 votes in total, around 0.3 per cent of total cast so far.
This means that, in a move reminiscent of The Office’s David Brent blowing his redundancy on a failed single, he spent $9 million of his own money to do less well than a dead man from North Dakota, who managed to get elected to the House Of Representatives anyway. And, obviously, has been neither threat nor help to fellow comedy invention Donald Trump.
Word is that Kanye is already planning on reprising his character for a Borat 2‑styled sequel in time for the 2024 election.
Public Enemy, meanwhile, have just released a killer new album, What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down?.
The only countdown that matters: Kerrang!’s 50 greatest albums of 2020.
Bernie Sanders (and his mittens) graces the cover of albums by everyone from My Chemical Romance to Metallica to Jane’s Addiction to Fall Out Boy…