This leads me to the final statement.
You get what you ask for when you say to a reporter, “What I have to realize and what shocks people, or polarizes people is that I’m actually a brand. I’m something that people build up and believe in.” – from 2009 Interview with Rolling Stone with Kanye depicted as Jesus on the cover.
Brands get talked about. Brands get followed. When you are a brand, your life in the public forum gets discussed. That’s just the way it is. You cannot throw temper tantrums when you are on stage or when you are in public. It’s not a good look for the brand. The days of the temperamental spoiled musician are over. No one wants it or tolerates it. It’s not charming or endearing. It’s obnoxious and rude.
Remember you get what you ask for.