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Leonard Cohen Calls Himself The "Real Kanye West" In Posthumous Poem "Kanye West Is Not Picasso"

Leonard Cohen Calls Himself The "Real Kanye West" In Posthumous Poem "Kanye West Is Not Picasso"

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Some people on the internet are interpreting the poem as a diss against the Chicago rapper.

The Flame, a posthumous collection of poetry from Leonard Cohen, was recently released. There’s one notable poem a part of the collection though that has been shared throughout the internet and is centered on the one and only Kanye West.

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Titled “Kanye West Is Not Picasso,” the poem finds Cohen writing lines like “I am the Kanye West of Kanye West/The Kanye West of the great bogus shift of bullshit culture” and “I am the real Kanye West.” Another line finds the late artist writing “I am the Kanye West Kanye West thinks he is.”

Since its release, people on the internet have viewed the poem as a diss to West.

The poem was composed in 2015, three years prior to the pro-Trump, MAGA hat-wearing West we know now. However, the poem resurfacing now is timely considering the about-face the ye rapper has had this year. It’s also worth noting that a year before Cohen composed this poem, he spoke favorably of West in an interview with the Wall Street Journal.

“A lot of, say Jay Z or Kanye West — you don’t have to identify with every position they take, especially if you’re white,” Cohen said. “It’s not necessary to identify. It’s the energy, it’s the resonance of truth, of person, of real experience. When we are exposed to someone’s real experience, it resonates and it invigorates.”

In related news, West will be meeting with Donald Trump Thursday at the White House. According to a report from the New York Times, West wants to discuss ways to build manufacturing jobs in Chicago and employment opportunities for ex-convicts.



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