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TikTok uses Kanye West ‘Ghost Town’ outro to grapple with trauma

'Whoa, once again I am a child' is being reinterpreted.

Oct 20, 2020, 12:29 pm

Internet Culture


Audra Schroeder

We found out what Kanye West thinks of TikTok this summer: He was “disturbed by a lot of the content.” But young people are using one of his songs to confront some disturbing, traumatic things.

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West’s song “Ghost Town,” from his 2018 album Ye, has become popular on TikTok. More specifically, 070 Shake’s verse from the song, and the lyric “Whoa, once again I am a child,” is being used to address issues with parents and boundaries, after circulating in late September.

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“When ur parent tries to gaslight you by saying ‘i buy you clothing, food, and put a roof over your head'” goes one caption.


like yeah… that’s what u signed up for when having a CHILD & when ur getting mf child support

♬ i feel kinda freeee – Samuel

“When my mom vents to me about her rocky relationship with my dad and our financial problems,” says another user.


why do i look to the side like an animatronic #fivenightsatfreddys yeschildhoodtrauma! #frezzybazbear #traumafancam

♬ i feel kinda freeee – Samuel

While many of the videos address kids feeling saddled with adult or parental problems, other TikToks spoke to trauma, mental health, and sexual assault.

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not trying to be hateful but i wanted to explain the meaning behind the song if you guys didn’t already know:) #foryou #fyp

♬ i feel kinda freeee – Samuel

Others were thinking about Timothée Chalamet.

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*First Published: Oct 20, 2020, 12:29 pm