Is Kanye West’s “New Slaves” Verse the Best Verse of All Time?


Kanye West has had a rough week. Between scuffles with photographers and having one of his private conversations leaked on the Internet, this just has not been a great time in Yeezus season. So today, he decided to refocus the conversations on him back to music by tweeting his second verse on “New Slaves” is the best rap verse. Of all time. In the history of rap music. PERIOD. Naturally, this set off a Twitter firestorm, with everyone from Earl Sweatshirt to Danny Brown chiming in on the debate. Here are just some of the reactions people had to West’s claim. Special shout-out to whoever thought Kanye was acting crazy because “Kim got that Mollypussy.” Winner.


  • Khoko

    Smoke crack so hard.
    Kanye, cray. Kanye, cray. Kanye, cray. Kanye! Cray!

  • Yes-E

    I think he’s using this tweet to refer to the paparazzi incident because on the 2nd verse of new slave he says:

    “So go and grab the reporters, So I can smash their recorders”

  • Aspergers

    Doing clothes you would have thought I had help
    But they wasn’t satisfied unless I picked the cotton myself

    lol the 1st verse is better than the 2nd imo…

  • JuicexKrew

    Maybe if he was rapping over this .lol

  • disqus_O2g3ZTdxXi

    The MESSAGE this verse tells us is maybe the best ever. For once a famous rapper raps about something real.

  • Josh Holmes

    I posted this on complex too but I wanna what people think but what I posted was.

    Anyone stopped to think that he’s smartly using the controversy of saying its the best verse ever to spread the word about privately owned prisons making “new slaves” by having them work for free. Cause that “DEA teamed up with the CCA” line says it all. The DEA lock up people (and going on stats about drug arrests mainly black people) for minor drug charges and have them work in CCA and other private owned prisons and have them work for free to make a profit.

  • Kal El

    Honestly it’s not even the best verse on that song, but way to go Kanye on getting the internet talking.

  • Andrei Popa
  • Latest

    i don’t think he truly believes that himself but you definitely got to give it to him for sticking it to the man and being super racist and not getting called out on it well because …just because.

  • lol

    I don’t care what anyone says, he’s the fuckin man. Like I bet he just says shit like that for the lulz sometimes and then every blog and news source is scrambling to put together a piece on it.

  • Yeezus Christ

    this is the best unofficial video of all time

  • Bstonyy

    I think the first verse is better than the second but that’s just my opinion.

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