What Are Real Friends? Essay

731 Words Apr 22nd, 2016 3 Pages
What are Real Friends?
Real Friends is a song recorded by Hip Hop artist Kanye West featuring Ty Dolla $ign from his eighth studio album. It gives the listener an insight on what West believes a real friend is and if he considers himself a real friend. West lets the listeners know that both parties take part in the rocky friendships and how both of there attitudes got in the way of there friendships. In “Real Friends” by Kanye West expresses remorseful and aggressive tones to analyze loyalty, obligation and respect that can destroy or build friendships.
West wants the world to know that they all came from the bottom. In the song West states “… we all came from the bottom I’m always blaming you, but what’s sad you’re not the problem” (West 2016). West was elaborating on how others may not have been good friends, but neither has he. West forgets to call back, but why does it take the friends weeks to call back or call West phone at all in the first place? West just feels as though they all could have handled the situation differently. In the media West is portrayed as a self centered narcissistic person he touches on that in the song and how it may have tarnished his friendships. He also states when the last time he remembered their birthdays and when was the last time they contacted him and he told them he was in a hurry. West comes to terms with knowing if they where friends and started from nothing together he should not have forgotten their birthdays and should try to…

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