Kanye West’s Newest Alter-Ego? ‘The Straight, Black Liberace’

Actress Aisha Tyler knows what's behind 'Ye's string of outbursts: A brand-new alter ego.

Sway might not have the answers , but Aisha Tyler thinks she does.

During a Wednesday night appearance on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” the star of “The Talk” (and “Archer” — January can’t come soon enough!) was asked about her thoughts on the Kardashians, though inevitably, the conversation quickly turned to Kanye West‘s recent run of rants .

And though most of America has been left scratching their heads by West’s outbursts — or, at least what’s inspired them — Tyler thinks she’s figured out what’s happening: ‘Ye’s undergone some sort of mysterious transformation.

“I’m friendly with Kanye, he had a charity foundation that was focused on bringing music into schools and helping kids learn, [and] he is [very talented], but he’s abandoned all that in favor of being the straight, black Liberace,” she said. “And I don’t understand what’s happening.”

So far, Kanye has refrained from weighing in on that assessment, though we don’t see him adopting the moniker any time soon — let’s face it, “Straight, black Liberace” doesn’t have the same zing as “The Michael Jordan of Music” or “Steve of Internet” — but Tyler let it be known that she’s still a massive fan of West’s music. She just hopes he’ll start thinking before he speaks; shoot, there’s probably an app for that.

“I respect him as an artist and I like his ambition,” she said. “But I just feel like he should get a smart phone, and then say everything he’s going to say in public into the phone and then just listen back, just for a moment.”