Kanye West is set to visit veterans of the Iraq war for a new documentary to be shown on MTV.
The rapper will team up with MTV VJ Sway Calloway for ‘Choose Or Lose & Kanye West Present: Homecoming’ when the pair will show up at the homes of the returned veterans to discuss stories about the war and how they are adjusting to life back home.
West will leave each soldier with a departing gift, ranging from paying college tuition, outstanding debt or paying their rent.
The general premisce around MTV’s latest show is sound enough and most probably a noble endeavour. But you would have thought they could have chosen a more humble and down to Earth host. Kanye West isn’t exactly famed for these two traits and it shows in his statement on the show. The money is from his mothers foundation, but regardless Kanye West wouldnt necessarily be at the top of the list for celebrities I would like to receive charity from.
“There are hundreds of veterans out there who are falling through the cracks. They make the ultimate sacrifices for us by laying down their lives, but it seems like a lot of them just get forgotten about,” West said, according to rollingstone.com.
‘I know my music inspires and helps a lot of people but you can always do more. I teamed up with MTV and took the opportunity to share the spotlight with these veterans and hear their stories.”
How nice of you Kanye, good to see you’re doing your part for humanity.
The documentary will air on MTV on July 28 at 10pm EST.