Bound 2 Stereotype “I’m going down as a legend, whether or not you like me or not. I am the newJim Morrison. I am the new Kurt Cobain… The Bible had 20, 30, 40, 50 characters in it.You don’t think that I would be one of the characters of today’s modern Bible?” SaidKanye West in an interview with Tom Westwood. Kanye West, who has also comparedhimself to God, Jesus, and Picasso, has been described many times as “worlds mostconfident man”. There’s no hiding that he thinks highly of himself and loves the powerthat comes with his “godliness.” There are no rules or limits when it comes to KanyeWest. In his music video Bound 2, Kanye uses symbols and other representations ofgender superiority to express his power, and ultimately portray him as the “god” of allmen.In Kanye West’s Bound 2 video, which was released November 2013, he utilizesa simplistic backdrop with only two people shown throughout. Before Kanye enters thescene, the viewers see a barren landscape, with no life. Once Kanye enters the frame, thevalley flourishes and gives birth to the surrounding vegetation, depicting Kanye as a life-giving force. Once the valley is in full bloom stallions are seen galloping through it. Inregards to spiritual manifestations, the horse represents masculine energy, as powerfulcreatures able to attract mates. Kanye utilizes horses to personify his own masculineenergy creating dominance in the valley. In addition to the spiritual symbolism, Kanyealso utilizes an American culture icon to further exemplify the masculine energy.