Kanye West’s latest release claimed to be “FACTS” only, but we investigate if that’s really the case.
Kanye West couldn’t have began 2016 any more differently than 2015, with the only similarity between “Only One” and “FACTS” being their midnight January 1st releases. Rather than getting into proud father/loving son mode to do some spiritual musing about the changes in his personal life, West rang in this new year by getting into reckless/Odell Beckham Jr. mode and giving Adidas a freestyle that doubles as a Nike smear ad (or is it the other way around?). “Only One” had him switching point of views, talking about angels, personifying the sky; “FACTS,” as its title suggests, claims to present a much more nonfiction look at the world. But is that really the case?
While Ye doesn’t self-mythologize quite as much as he’s been known to in the past (IE: “I could stand there in a Speedo and be looked at like a fuckin’ hero” on “The Glory”), “FACTS” does make some claims that are either a little off-the-mark or exaggerated. Now it’s time to set the record straight. Click on to find out which of Ye’s boasts are actually factual and which are patently untrue.