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8 outrageous quotes from Kanye West’s BBC interview

He’s a product man.

KANYE WEST HAD a bit to say in an interview with BBC Radio 1′s Zane Lowe yesterday.

Well, it was more of a declaration from Kanye of his greatness.

Here are some of the more ‘out there’ quotes.

1. On being a better Michael Jackson by Michael Jackson

I wouldn’t be Kanye West if it wasn’t for Michael Jackson. I was able to ascend to massive heights and never stop because of what Michael Jackson did. I’ve got to a point Michael Jackson did not break down. I have reached the glass ceiling, as a creative person, as a celebrity. I look around and say, wait a second, there’s no one around here in this space that looks like me, and if there are, they’re quiet as f**k.

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Source: CollegeCandy

2. On Yeezus being true art

It still sounds like art, even though, it was obviously a radio smash. I’m not tryna regurgitate myself, I showed people that I know how to make perfect. Dark Fantasy could be considered to be perfect, I know how to make perfect, but that’s not what I’m here to do. I’m here to crack pavements. This is what frustration sounds like.

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Zane doesn’t help with bringing him back down to earth

But seriously, Yeezus, bravo dude that’s one of the most creative records I’ve heard in any genre in a long time. You’re treated to these wonderful moments, it’s almost like a collage. Y’know what, why can’t I go into this?

3. On fashion (shout the whole thing for full effect)

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 culture. Rap the new rock and roll. We culture. Rap is the new rock and roll. We 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 them all!

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Source: CollegeCandy

4. On branching out his creativity

I shouldn’t be limited to only one place of creativity. You guys don’t understand, you guys don’t understand, that I did the Yeezys… and they eBayed for $90,000, and people wanted them badly. But I didn’t get a call from Nike the next. You don’t understand, what they do is try figure out how to control you.

5. On his ambition

I want to be the anchor, the force, behind a million dollar company. I eventually want to be the anchor behind the first trillion dollar company.

6. On his gift, to you

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.

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Source: Cloudfront

7. On being a creative ‘celebrity’

If you look at Gaga… she’s the creative director of Polaroid. I like some GaGa songs, but what the f**k does she know about cameras?

8. On being a God

When I say I’m a God, people are like “who does he think he is?” I just told you who I think I am. A God.

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Source: Imgnook

Gear up those eyes for a rollin’. You can listen back to the full interview here.

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