Kanye West is a very confusing individual. While he’s revered as one of the greatest talents in the music and entertainment industry, he says and does a lot of stuff that makes people wonder, is he really that big of a jerk? Or all we all just pawns to a well-crafted publicity attempt to send attention his way?
We’ve compiled 15 Kanye West quotes that made us wonder if he’s really that big of a jerk.
” Mark Zuckerberg invest 1 billion dollars into Kanye West ideas”
Never mind the fact that Zuckerberg is busy spending a billion dollars to improve the country’s education, Kanye thinks the Facebook creator should be investing it into ground-breaking… fashion? We don’t know, though, Kanye didn’t elaborate on exactly what ideas.
“12th You wouldn’t have a child if it wasn’t for me”
Kanye got into a weird feud with Wiz Khalifa, who has a child with Kanye’s ex, former exotic dancer Amber Rose. Kanye bought children into it with a low blow that got Rose involved.
“I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex. Why? I made that b**** famous.”
In reference to Taylor Swift, Kanye said this in one of his new songs. Things appeared to good between the two celebs after Kanye broke the Internet by cutting Swift off at the VMAs before she accepted her award to say another artist- Beyonce– deserved it.
Not so much anymore, since, mind you- Swift had already beaten out Queen Bey for an award at this time, signifying a decent level of fame.
“JIMMY KIMMEL PUT YOURSELD IN MY SHOES…OH NO THAT MEANS YOU WOULD HAVE GOTTEN TOO MUCH GOOD P***Y IN YOUR LIFE…”
Kanye tweeted this after Jimmy Kimmel did what Jimmy Kimmel and made a spoof of one of Kanye’s interviews. Kanye, who makes himself even more unlikeable but not being able to laugh at himself, did not appreciate the parody in the slightest.
“So I took the Confederate flag and made it my flag. It’s my flag. Now what are you going to do?”
Kanye made it clear that he thinks he has a level of power and influence to change the way the country views long-standing symbols. He began wearing and selling merch with the Confederate flag- a symbol unequivocally associated with racism- to try to change it’s meaning instantly.
“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.”
The nucleus. Need we elaborate.
“I think about my family and I’m like, wow, this is like being a police officer or something, in war or something.”
Kanye, comparing being on stage like “risking his life” serving the country.
“Gandhi would have said something like that.”
Kanye, comparing something he said to something Gandhi would say.
“‘Who does he think he is?’ I just told you who I thought I was. A god. I just told you. That¹s who I think I am.”
Oh. Alrighty then. Makes sense.
“For me, first of all, dopeness is what I like the most. Dopeness. People who want to make things as dope as possible.”
There’s a lot of words here but not a whole lot of meaning…
” How many mother f****** you done seen with a leather jogging pant?”
Kanye said this about reminiscing about his anger at Fendi for turning down his leather jogging pant idea, which he clearly took very, very personal.
“I walk through the hotel and I walk down the street, and people look at me like I’m (expletive) insane, like I’m Hitler.”
A self-comparison to Hitler, that’s a first.
“My greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live.”
World hunger, inequitable education, sick children all take a back burner to Kanye West’s greatest pains of wishing to see his own show. Word.
“My music isn’t just music- it’s medicine.”
Sometimes, my man, it’s hard to swallow.
“And if I, Kanye West, can remove my ego, I think there’s hope for everyone.”