Here’s my latest feelings on Kanye West–I can’t. In an interview that spanned over three days with the New York Times, Kanye experienced a full on Twitter rant…in real life. God bless Jon Carmanica for granting us full-access into the inner thoughts of one of Hip-Hop’s most tortured artists.
From dissing the White people who beat him at the Grammy’s, to defending his baby’s mother while claiming not to have a child to a dramatic retelling of his 8th grade basketball tryouts, Kanye West delivered an unlimited number of quotes that are sure to go down in history for being the [Kanye voice] greatest interview of ALL TIME! I feel like nothing else is worth mentioning because everything you need to know, is below, complete with celebrity reactions. Enjoy!
On Arguing For His Place In History:
“I’m going to use my platform to tell people that they’re not being fair. Anytime I’ve had a big thing that’s ever pierced and cut across the Internet, it was a fight for justice. Justice. And when you say justice, it doesn’t have to be war. Justice could just be clearing a path for people to dream properly. It could be clearing a path to make it fair within the arena that I play. 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.”
On His Grammy Wins:
“I’m assuming I have the most Grammys of anyone my age, but I haven’t won one against a white person. But the thing is, I don’t care about the Grammys; I just would like for the statistics to be more accurate.”
On Fighting For Justin Timberlake (no, really):
“I really appreciate the moments that I was able to win rap album of the year or whatever. But after a while, it’s like: “Wait a second; this isn’t fair. This is a setup.” I remember when both Gnarls Barkley and Justin [Timberlake] lost for Album of the Year, and I looked at Justin, and I was like: “Do you want me to go onstage for you? You know, do you want me to fight…”