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Kanye West Says He's An Intellectual, But Says 'Retarded' Stuff

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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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21 comments to “Kanye West Says He's An Intellectual, But Says 'Retarded' Stuff”

  1. 1

    An "intellect" does not go around reminding everyone that he/she is just that! That certainly doesn't make them smart just demonstrates a lack of humility and an over stimulated sense of worth. Words do not make you smart, actions do. He is out of luck on both counts! What a total waste of fucking breathing space! He actually proves himself "moronic" in both actions and words. Good thing Kim is as dumb as a post, poor girl will not know the difference.

  2. texasannie says – reply to this


    what. an. idiot. and for once in my life I agree with Obama, which in itself is pretty scary.
    KANYE, YOU ARE A JACKASS! One day, you almost have to believe that karma will come back to bit this narcissistic, racist idiot in the backside and put him to a real challenge in life and maybe then and only then, he'll realize what a complete and utter tool he is.

  3. 3

    So It's ok for black people to say the N Word and the word Retarded. If paula Deen said Retarded the same thing still would have happened to her

  4. thebigboot says – reply to this


    Welp, Perez, why aren't you attacking him for using the "R" word, or is that ok? All he's doing is proving the hypocrisy with Paula Deen.

  5. mol says – reply to this


    god he is amazing. he says exactly what he thinks , that why people dont get him. i actually hated him until i heard his music and i got it. he truly is one of the greatest artists

  6. 6

    Re: mol – What a tiny little life you lead.

  7. 7

    Re: mol – You are like they guy that suddenly listened and started worshipping the crazy lady in the movie The Mist while they were trapped in the supermarket.

  8. irvinegirl says – reply to this


    If he can't articulate his thoughts, he's not an intellectual. He's just an uneducated guy who knows a little bit about some subjects without bothering to read up on his interested subjects.

  9. 9

    Yeah, because an "intellectual" will say "super philosophical stuff" all f'd up! And an intellectual who does not like to read much? PLEASE!!!! You're NOT an intellectual or God or anything else thatelevated except in your own mind - and probably Kim's. You ARE an egomaniac and a jerk.

  10. mikiebrook says – reply to this


    so kanye can use the word retarded and al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson can call Obama the n-word, but white Paula dean gets no slack at all. White people are being vilified and its ok. No white comedian can say anything about black people, but Steve Harvey, Chris Rock, etc. can make fun of white people ALL they want.

  11. 11

    Sure…hahaha XD

  12. Susan says – reply to this


    I have a special needs child, and do find the use of the word "retarded" highly offensive and is only used by those uneducated enough not to express themselves with class and respect.

  13. @v@ says – reply to this


    He would really benefit from college or university. The bones are there; they just need more points of view, disciplining and refining. I doubt he would with his life, but with all those nights in hotel rooms, he could and should start reading; and everything he can get his hands on.

  14. @v@ says – reply to this


    He's only referring to himself when using the word. In that context, Oxford dictionary
    defines retarded as: 'less developed mentally than is usual for one's age.'

  15. lamala says – reply to this


    Re: mikiebrook – yeah…. because of a little thing called institutionalized racism. there is nothing a black person could ever do or say in terms of prejudice that would ever have the same effect on a white person's psyche. i'm so sick of privileged little phucks trying to play the victim card when they have no IDEA what it truly means to be a victim in america - land of the free and home of the brave (if you're a white male, that is)

  16. mol says – reply to this


    Re: Kittens With Mittens – yep, just like yours :]

  17. Fausto Montoya says – reply to this


    Re: texasannie – No need ! The real intellect here is Kim ! For a change ! She ! Will set a new record when she is done with him ! Just wait and see !

  18. 18

    sheesh he said it

  19. Lis says – reply to this


    Re: kabuki girl – EXACTLY!

  20. susan says – reply to this


    as the mother of a special needs child, I find the use of the word retarded highly offensive and inappropriate, sorry kanye , you remain an asshole to me !!

  21. nichita says – reply to this


    Bullshit,west is a retard person with a big ego,thats all about him.
    Hes a crap!