Kanye West is continuing to make outlandish public decrees. The latest involved the announcement of his forthcoming debut opera Nebuchadnezzar.
Announcing it by sharing the invitation online, Kanye’s opera is said to be about Nebuchadnezzar, the longest reigning emperor of the Neo-Babylon Empire who Kanye has said he “relates” with.
For Kanye’s tribute to reach opera levels, it must be pretty thorough, right? Well, if we can just an opera by its invite cover, there may not be too many watchful eyes over the project. Namely that Kanye is using an image, not of Nebuchadnezzar, but Persian emperor Darius the Great.
Nebuchadnezzar opens in Los Angeles next week. No word if it, or a hologram of Darius the Great, will hit streaming services.
Umm, no, Kanye. This is the #Persian emperor Darius the Great, as depicted in a relief at Persepolis in #Iran. Nebuchadnezzar was a Babylonian king who oppressed the Jews — who were later liberated by Cyrus the Great, founder of the Persian Empire. 🤦 pic.twitter.com/ATgQ68rlsm
— Joobin Bekhrad (@joobinbekhrad) November 18, 2019