The harmonic progression of Kanye’s Ye momentarily stops on “Violent Crimes” The possessive pronoun “Violent Crimes” says everything you need to know about the subject focus. “Violent Crimes” is Kanye defending his dating preferences. The controversial rapper presents a sliding scale of dating options from Kerry Washington to Stormy Daniels, proving a point that no matter his choice of women, critics will find fault lines to draw upon.
When he dated Amber Rose, critics derided him for reaching below his weight class; Kanye eventually bit on the rhetoric himself. But on Ye, Kanye West is a changed man, showing signs of growth in his perspective towards women. Even on the final cut “Violent Crimes,” Yeezy swears to protect the women in his life from bad intentions.