Kanye West’s Ego Hasn’t Shrank at All

Kanye West interviewed with Zane Lowe of BBC Radio 1 and talked fashion and family. HuffPo was kind enough to sit through it and compile some highlights.

On providing inspiration: “If you’re a Kanye fan, you’re not a fan of me, you’re a fan of yourself. I’m just the espresso. I’m just the shot in the morning.”

This sounds like a roundabout way of stroking his ego. “No, you’re awesome because you listen to me. You should be proud you have such good taste.”

On his “rants”: “They classify my motivational speeches as rants… I have reached the point where my ‘Truman Show’ boat has crashed into the painting.”

Not sure how a rant about not winning an award is motivational but sure, whatever.

On “Yeezus”: “This is what frustration f–king sounds like.”

Like a lot of screaming and CGI penises.

On being in a peerless place: “I look around and I say, ‘Wait a second, there’s no one around me in this space that looks like me. And if they are, they’re quiet as f–k. So that means, wait a second — we are seriously in a civil rights movement.”

And Kanye is the self-appointed leader of this civil rights movement. What’s he moving against? Current fashion trends? Why can’t he just wear a diamond studded mask? Let him be great!

On rap going mainstream: “Where is the culture at?”

Is this a trick question?

And, perhaps most impressive, on fashion and Hedi Slimane (currently of Saint Laurent): “Whether I’m at a dinner with Anna Wintour, or a listening party with Pusha-T or in Rome with Virgil [Abloh, West’s creative director], giving Fendi our designs and getting them knocked down… [We] brought the leather jogging pants six years ago to Fendi, and they said no. How many motherf—kers you done seen with a leather jogging pant? So when I see Hedi Slimane, and it’s like, ‘OK, this is my take on the world,’ yeah, he’s got some nice $5,000 jeans in there, it’s some nice ones here and there, some good sh-t here and there, but we are culture. Rap is the new rock and roll. We are culture. Rap is the new rock and roll. We are the rockstars. It’s been like that for a minute, Hedi Slimane. It’s been like that for a minute. We the biggest rockstars, and I’m the biggest of all of them.”

Why did Fendi say no to leather jogging pants? Because they are a stupid idea. Have you tried to jog in leather pants? Breathability is not a word you’d use with them. Swamp ass, however, is. Hey, I have another idea. How about a sheer motorcycle jacket?

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10 years ago

My “manhood” would ‘shrank’ if I had to stick it in that filthy, Armenian whore…he shames the entire black race by having a child with her.

10 years ago

how do you say joke in c00ntalk?