Kanye West’s latest interview is solid gold. This man is probably the best quote machine alive. You simply must read this. Here’s a selection of our favourites from the interview:
Being a rock star:
“I brought 10 years of product that’s added to humanity. Where’s the culture at? Rap is the new rock and roll, we bring culture, we the real rock stars. And I’m the biggest of all of them. I’m the No. 1 rock star on the planet.”
Being a god:
“When someone comes up and says something like, ‘I am a god,’ everybody says, ‘Who does he think he is?’ I just told you who I thought I was! A god! Would it have been better if I had a song that said, ‘I am a gangster’ or ‘I am a pimp’? All those colors fit better on a person like me, right? But to say you are a god, especially when you got shipped over to the country that you’re in, and your last name is a slave-owner’s, how could you say that? How could you have that mentality?”
“Look at Gaga, she’s the creative director of Polaroid. I like some of the Gaga songs; what the fuck does she know about cameras?”
On the Taylor Swift incident:
“I’m blessed and cursed by my level of education. To be a visionary, all you have to do is make decisions based off of your eyes instead of your ears and your memory. So at the moment of the MTV awards, I made that decision based off of my eyes: I was like, that’s not correct, that is invalid, completely invalid. Everybody else don’t move, that’s off they ears. ‘Oh, he gon’ get in trouble.’ That’s off they memory. They don’t move. They’re enslaved.”
“I eventually want to be the anchor and the force behind a billion-dollar company, and after I made that billion step, then I can go in and say I’ve got an opinion on this, and that can be a $10 billion step, and I eventually want to be the anchor of the first trillion-dollar company.
On the interview he’s currently giving:
“People are going to look at this interview and say, ‘I don’t like Kanye. Look, he looks mad. I don’t like his teeth.’ They’re gonna say, ‘Why doesn’t he just focus on music? I liked him as music.’ They’re gonna say, ‘Hey, I want the old Kanye, blah blah blah.’ But one thing they will do? They will play this interview in five years. They will play this interview in 10 years and say, ‘He called that, he called that, he called that …’ ”
Read the whole thing, HERE.
[Source : Daily Beast]
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