There’s no greater tortured soul than Kanye West who’s easily the most beloved/hated rapper alive. More brilliant than soul-draining, he’s everything so many strive to be, but can’t, because they’re too afraid to leap without looking. Exceptional negro? Definitely Yeezy. Here are the ten greatest Yeezy quotes. Take a look.
Top 5 greatest moment of the 21st century: “Yo, Taylor. I’m really happy for you, Imma let you finish but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time. One of the best videos of all time!” – MTV VMA Awards, 2009
Kanye X on politics: “George W. Bush doesn’t care about Black people” – NBC’s “A Concert for Hurricane Relief,” (2005), in the lowest moment of Dubya Bush’s Presidency, according to Dubya Bush.
Kanye’s galaxy-sized ego on Kanye: “I am God’s vessel. But my greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live” – VH1’s Storytellers, 2009
Greatest Yeezy line…ever: “She got a light skinned friend look like Michael Jackson/Got a dark skinned friend look like Michael Jackson” – “Slow Jamz,” 2004
Modest Kanye quotes: “I paid a million! It took a month to film! I stood on a mountain! I flew a helicopter over Vegas! I did it to be the king of all videos!” – MTV Europe Music Awards, 2006
Kanye on wordy things called books: “Sometimes people write novels and they just be so wordy and so self-absorbed,” West said. “I am not a fan of books. I would never want a book’s autograph. I am a proud non-reader of books” – Reuters, 2002
Kanye’s galaxy-sized ego on Kanye, again: “I am flawed as a human being. I am flawed as a person. As a man, I am flawed. But my music is perfect!” This is the best you gon’ get ladies and gentlemen in this lifetime, I’m sorry. You could go back to Beethoven and sh-t, but as far as this lifetime, though, this is all you got” – Atlantic City Revel performance (2012), while dressed like a glittery snow Yeti.
Kanye Vanzant on self-confidence: “I believe in myself like a five-year-old believes in himself. They say look at me, look at me! Then they do a flip in the backyard. It won’t even be that amazing, but everyone will be clapping for them” – Thank You And You’re Welcome, 2007
Kanye Chopra on life: “Would you believe in what you believe in if you were the only one who believed it?” – Thank You And You’re Welcome, 2007
Yeezus Christ speaks: “I feel like I’m one of the more important people in pop culture right now. The Bible had 20, 30, 40, 50 characters in it. You don’t think that I would be one of the characters of today’s modern Bible? And people have their own forms of bibles now. It’s a new day and age” – Rolling Stone Magazine, 2006