I miss the old Kanye, straight from the 'Go Kanye Chop up the soul Kanye, set on his goals Kanye I hate the new Kanye, the bad mood Kanye The always rude Kanye, spaz in the news Kanye I miss the sweet Kanye, chop up the beats Kanye I gotta to say, at that time I'd like to meet Kanye See I invented Kanye, it wasn't any Kanyes And now I look and look around and there's so many Kanyes I used to love Kanye, I used to love Kanye I even had the pink Polo, I thought I was Kanye What if Kanye made a song, about Kanye? Called "I Miss The Old Kanye," man that'd be so Kanye! That's all it was Kanye, we still love Kanye And I love you like Kanye loves Kanye
While Kanye West’s “I love Kanye” may seem like his usual self-centered worship, I believe it goes a bit deeper than that… while also being a large contributor to his self centered worship. This poem allows for us to see inside Kanye’s head to see his internal struggle, to do what he wants or to adapt to what his fans want. I believe for one reason or another, Kanye felt pushed to become this angry egotistic person that he is today and is torn when fans want him to go back to the old, fun-loving self. However, he feels like if he were to go back to that version of himself, he would fall out of the spot light due to all the other “Kanyes” he refers to in line 8. He then notes that people used to love the old him and even wanted to be like him. Of course he finishes it off by recognizing that despite this struggle he feels with some of his fans, he still loves his fans as much as he loves himself.