This is What 'Bruce Lee Status' Means

This is What ‘Bruce Lee Status’ Means

This past weekend during another of his now common Twitterstorms Kanye West praised Will Ferrell for his acting, his genius, and, specifically, for his performance in Zoolander 2. Kanye said Will Ferrell had achieved “Bruce Lee status.” What does that mean exactly? What is “Bruce Lee status?” Is it just shorthand for GOAT? Kind of. Does it mean Will Ferrell kicks all kinds of metaphoric ass? Yeah, sure, but that’s not really Kanye’s point. When he said “Bruce Lee status,” Kanye wanted to make it clear that Will Ferrell’s playing on the highest level. He’s free of the maddening horde of imitators and haters. He’s up there in the pantheon of icons. But why does Bruce Lee represent the highest heights one can reach? Why not say Will Ferrell was on Michael Jackson status? Or Michael Jordan status? Or Tupac status? Why Bruce Lee? It’s actually quite simple. Bruce Lee is freedom personified and honestly expressed. He’s unequaled excellence. He’s that badass who…