I'm in Ur Base, Killin Ur Modalities

Kanye West joins the abortion debate:


Last night, Kanye tweeted the following: "an abortion can cost a ballin' nigga up to 50gs maybe a 100. Gold diggin' bitches be getting pregnant on purpose. #STRAPUP my niggas!" He followed it up with "It ain't happen to me but I know people."

Clearly a profound deployment of ninth-wave feminist irony and surrealist enstrangement meant to provoke and disturb our post-postmodern concepts of life, capital and nontraditional modes of communication. Clearly.

Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.

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