Kanye West has never suffered from a lack of confidence!
And it’s never been clearer than in his most recent interview with the New York Times. The Watch The Throne rapper talked VERY candidly, to say the least, about his aspirations, his public persona, music, and self-image. He even spoke up about his Taylor Swift VMA fiasco!
But it seems this star and father-to-be has no regrets and has ambitious plans to completely dominate modern-day culture! He's reaching for the
stars billions, folks!
Ch-ch-check out excerpts from his interview …AFTER THE JUMP!!!
On honestly speaking out for what he thinks is right:
"Anytime I've had a big thing that's ever pierced and cut across the Internet, it was a fight for justice… You know, if Michael Jordan can scream at the refs, me as Kanye West, as the Michael Jordan of music, can go and say, 'This is wrong.’”
On wanting to set the historical record straight:
"I am so credible and so influential and so relevant that I will change things. So when the next little girl that wants to be, you know, a musician and give up her anonymity and her voice to express her talent and bring something special to the world, and it's time for us to roll out and say, 'Did this person have the biggest thing of the year?'—that thing is more fair because I was there."
On the Taylor Swift incident:
"I don't have one regret…If anyone's reading this waiting for some type of full-on, flat apology for anything, they should just stop reading right now."
On baby-mama Kim Kardashian and how he once helped her sort through her clothes on Keeping Up With The Kardashians:
"That was from a place of love. It’s hard when people read things in a lot of different ways. You know, the amount of backlash I got from it is when I decided to not be on the show anymore. And it’s not that I have an issue with the show; I just have an issue with the amount of backlash that I get. Because I just see like, an amazing person that I’m in love with that I want to help."
On his pop cultural influence:
"I think what Kanye West is going to mean is something similar to what Steve Jobs means. I am undoubtedly, you know, Steve of Internet, downtown, fashion, culture. Period. By a long jump. I honestly feel that because Steve has passed, you know, it's like when Biggie passed and Jay-Z was allowed to become Jay-Z. "
On his trendsetting plans:
"I will be the leader of a company that ends up being worth billions of dollars, because I got the answers. I understand culture. I am the nucleus… I think that’s a responsibility that I have, to push possibilities, to show people: ‘This is the level that things could be at.’ So when you get something that has the name Kanye West on it, it’s supposed to be pushing the furthest possibilities. I will be the leader of a company that ends up being worth billions of dollars, because I got the answers. I understand culture. I am the nucleus.”
We have to admit, these snippets took some time to sink in. There's just so much to talk about! Sound off below and tell us your thoughts on Kanye's interview!
Seriously, we're just too curious!
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