Kanye West announced as Spring Week headliner

The University of New Haven’s Student Committee of Programming Events (SCOPE) announced that this year’s Spring Weekend will feature famous Twitter user and rapper Kanye West.

“I am very excited to hear that Kanye West is coming for Spring Weekend,” said Jonah Hill, a junior music industry major. “I feel like he’s had a lot of character development over these past three years.”

Of course, West has not been without his controversies. Whether it be threatening his ex-wife Kim Kardashian’s new boyfriend through a music video, making the bold claim that American slavery was a “choice” or saying that Jewish people need to be under “def con 3,” he certainly was not the obvious choice.

SCOPE’s newly elected president, transfer student Elon Musk explained why West was the choice, saying, “He offered to work for five bucks and Kaplan needs a new yacht. You do the math.” So that explains that.

However, that answer does not need to satisfy many students on campus. Jane Fonda, a senior political science major, said, “Kanye West is nothing more than an antisemitic misogynistic buffoon, who needs to get on his medication and off of social media. His tweets and statements are irresponsible and have caused a lot of mental, and emotional harm, and have probably caused physical harm. It’s a disgrace that this campus would hire a person like that to come on to campus and perform.” Fonda and other students have threatened a protest if Kanye West is continually set to perform.

No matter what your opinion is on this “situation,” this Spring Week is certainly set for high levels of activity. Tickets for the concert are available from 7 a.m. on Friday, April 7 until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, April 9. Tickets are free for full-time undergraduate and graduate students, and are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Guest tickets are $10. We hope to see you there sporting either an artist T-shirt or a protest sign.