Kanye West has two major reputations.
One is as the genius responsible for some of the most influential and controversial hip hop coming out today.
The other reputation is, as Barack Obama succinctly put it, a "jackass."
But Kanye says the dichotomy isn't just in our minds! It's in his too! He says:
"God’s little practical joke on me—as an intellect who doesn’t like to read a lot—is like, I’ll say some superphilosophical s**t, but I’ll say it the wrong way.
I’ll use the wrong word, so it goes from being really special to completely retarded."
Um, speaking of using the wrong word… We're pretty sure a lot of people aren't going to be very happy with Ye's use of the "r-word" there.
But we can't argue with his assessment. Case in point we guess!
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