Famous Novelist Neil Gaiman claims that Rapper/Producer Kanye West did not in fact write critically acclaimed comic series.
Source: Neil Gaiman Tumblr
Neil Gaiman has posted a Tumblr picture showing an excerpt that he wrote on love being quoted to Kanye West. This has begun rampant speculation in both the Hip Hop and Comic Book industry to the actual authorship of the critically-acclaimed series Sandman. Gaiman claims that he in fact wrote Sandman, and that Kanye West has been misrepresented as the author of the series.
We at the Outhouse have investigated this claim further and we have found Gaiman’s claim to be true. While it is glaringly obvious that Kanye West, the genius mind behind hip hop’s greatest beats, could have authored such a brilliant work of fiction if he wanted to, the facts remain that it is untrue.
The Sandman series centers on Morpheus, or Dream, who is an egomaniacal demi-godlike douchebag. The argument could actually be made that the character bears a striking resemblance to the personality traits of West himself. Throughout the series, Sandman’s many bitches eventually leave him, which is similar to the recent Kanye West/Amber Rose scandal that happened recently in hip hop. However, Morpheus is pale white, while West is the opposite. Visually, the Morpheus character appears to mimic Gaiman, who has also never owned anything in any colour other than black and has not been exposed to direct sunlight since 1993.
In addition, throughout the entire series there are no mentions of expensive items of high fashion, coloured persons of interest in Paris or higher education. Also, fellow G.O.O.D. Music recording artists Pusha T, Kid Cudi or the mighty Mos Def did not make cameos. Instead, Sandman features covers from long-time friend and Gaiman collaborator Dave McKean, who is known to get down on the 1s and 2s. And while the series does feature a fair amount of heartbreak, it features no 808s, rendering that point absolutely moot.
However, the most shocking fact that disproves the argument that West wrote Sandman is that the series ends with issue 75, meaning it was allowed to finish.
I was unable to personally reach Mr. West for comment. Regarding the matter, Mr. Gaiman has been quoted stating: “What you think I rap for, to push a fuckin’ RAV4?”
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