Many have tried, all have failed, but in the end it only took four animated children from Colorado to topple Kanye West's ego. South Park absolutely eviscerated the 808s & Heartbreak rapper in their episode last night, with the show painting West as the most egocentric person in the world. The plot of last night's episode had something to do with Cartman starting a joke that everyone deemed the funniest joke in the world, except West doesn't "get" it. There were also some gags about "fish dicks" and "gay fish," as evidenced by the excellent 808s & Autotune rip-off track performed by "Kanye" at show's end (Video above.)
In addition to today's reporting on West's new fragrance, shoes and energy drink, the entire blogosphere has been waiting on pins and needles for Kanye's inevitable response, which West finally posted on his blog this afternoon. Clumsily using the headline instead of the body to put the entirety of his text, a suddenly humble Kanye had this to say:
"SOUTH PARK MURDERED ME LAST NIGHT AND IT'S PRETTY FUNNY. IT HURTS MY FEELINGS BUT WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM SOUTH PARK! I ACTUALLY HAVE BEEN WORKING ON MY EGO THOUGH. HAVING THE CRAZY EGO IS PLAYED OUT AT THIS POINT IN MY LIFE AND CAREER. I USE TO USE IT TO BUILD UP MY ESTEEM WHEN NOBODY BELIEVED IN ME. NOW THAT PEOPLE DO BELIEVE AND SUPPORT MY MUSIC AND PRODUCTS THE BEST RESPONSE IS THANK YOU INSTEAD OF "I TOLD YOU SO!!!" IT'S COOL TO TALK SHIT WHEN YOU'RE RAPPING BUT NOT IN REAL LIFE. WHEN YOU MEET LITTLE WAYNE IN PERSON HE'S THE NICEST GUY FOR EXAMPLE. I JUST WANNA BE A DOPER PERSON WHICH STARTS WITH ME NOT ALWAYS TELLING PEOPLE HOW DOPE I THINK I AM. I NEED TO JUST GET PAST MYSELF. DROP THE BRAVADO AND JUST MAKE DOPE PRODUCT. EVERYTHING IS NOT THAT SERIOUS. AS LONG AS PEOPLE THINK I ACT LIKE A BITCH THIS TYPE OF SHIT WILL HAPPEN TO ME. I GOT A LONG ROAD AHEAD OF ME TO MAKE PEOPLE BELIEVE I'M NOT ACTUALLY A HUGE DOUCHE BUT I'M UP FOR THE CHALLENGE. I'M SURE THE WRITERS AT SOUTH PARK ARE REALLY NICE PEOPLE IN REAL LIFE. THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME TO DRAW MY CREW. THAT WAS PRETTY FUNNY ALSO!! I'M SURE THERE'S GRAMMATICAL ERRORS IN THIS... THAT'S HOW YOU KNOW IT'S ME!"
There you have it, a humbled Kanye. We didn't witness the Berlin Wall coming down, but we imagine reading West's post is kind of what it must have been like. One day, we'll all look back on this day and thank South Park for ushering in this historic moment in the life of Kanye. Oh, and South Park took on the Jonas Brothers recently, too.