The New York Times recently published perhaps the greatest Kanye West interviews of all-time. If you haven’t read his interview yet we suggest you do so pronto. Below is a countdown of his 10 best quotes. Enjoy!!
ps. Happy Fathers Day Kanye.
“This one Corbusier lamp was like, my greatest inspiration … I’m a minimalist in a rapper’s body.”
“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 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.”
“I am so credible and so influential and so relevant that I will change things.”
“The longer your ‘gevity is, the more confidence you build. The idea of Kanye and vanity are like, synonymous.”
“It’s only led me to complete awesomeness at all times. It’s only led me to awesome truth and awesomeness. Beauty, truth, awesomeness. That’s all it is.”
“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.’”
“I am in the lineage of Gil Scott-Heron, great activist-type artists. But I’m also in the lineage of a Miles Davis — you know, that liked nice things also.”
“I don’t know if this is statistically right, but I’m assuming I have the most Grammys of anyone my age, but I haven’t won one against a white person.”
“Like, I want the world to be better! All I want is positive! All I want is dopeness! Why would you want to control that?”