Delusions of Grandeur Trump Kanye West Once Again
9/24/2013 9:30 AM PDT, by Emily Trainham
It's been way, way too long since Kanye West has sat down and said a whole lot of ridiculous words in public, right? The world just hasn't seemed right lately, and this right here is the problem: the lack of Kanye's monstrous ego floating in the atmosphere. And while Kanye loves himself most of all, he also has a big ol' soft spot for letting us know how great he is. And that's how we got this magical interview!
On Kim Kardashian and their special love:
"Family time – it's what Kim gave me. She gave me everything. She gave me a family. She gave me a support system. She was in a powerful enough situation where she could love me without asking me for money, which is really hard for me to find."
On being espresso or something:
"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."
On being totally awesome:
"I have reached the glass ceiling. As a creative person, as a celebrity. When I say that, it means, I want to do product, I am a product person. Not just clothing, but water bottle design, architecture, everything, you know, that you could think about. And I’ve been at it for 10 years, and I look around, and I say, wait a second, there’s no one in this space that looks like me, and if they are, they’re quiet as f---. So that means, wait a second, now we’re seriously, like, in a civil rights movement.”
On his excellent fashion sense:
"[We] brought the leather jogging pants six years ago to Fendi, and they said ‘no.’ How many motherf---ers you done seen with a leather jogging pant?”
On being the biggest rock star in the whole, wide world:
"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. I'm the No. 1 rock star on the planet."
Leather jogging pants, espresso metaphors, AND Kanye's massive sense of self importance? It's going to be a great day, friends. Enjoy it.
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