Oh, Kanye. I really feel so conflicted about Kanye West. While I didn't watch the VMA's this week (I don't think I have since they were handing out Moonmen to alt-rock bands in the 90's), I heard about his presidential announcement. A lot of musicians are jerks. And I don't mind, because most of them really aren't that good. Axl Rose can be a jerk because, well, he makes jerky music for jerks.
Unfortunately, despite being the most self-centered, arrogant, jerkist jerk — Kanye West is just a really amazing musician. So while it sucks that every time I hear an album by him I have to think, simultaneously "this guy is amazing" and "this guy is a douche," it doesn't mean I won't keep listening.