Kanye Visits Genocide Memorial With Kim Kardashian, Credits Her With Helping His Ego In T Magazine Interview
There’s nothing quite like a Kanye West interview, as we’ve all come to realize over the years, but in an interview with NY Times T Magazine released Friday Kanye comes across as humbled to an extent and he’s crediting wife Kimmy Cakes for giving him something beyond his ego!
Peep some excerpts below:
Generally, though, the current-day West seems tempered — at least somewhat. Maybe this is owing to his newfound domesticity. He takes his role as a husband and father seriously. “I feel like now I have an amazing wife, a supersmart child and the opportunity to create in two major fields,” he said. “Before I had those outlets, my ego was all I had.” But he also speaks “all the time” to a doctor who specializes in anger management therapy, a fortuitous byproduct of an altercation with a paparazzo at Los Angeles International Airport. (He had two such incidents; the second time he was court-ordered to anger management.)
“I have this table in my new house,” West said, offering a parable. “They put this table in without asking. It was some weird nouveau riche marble table, and I hated it. But it was literally so heavy that it took a crane to move it. We would try to set up different things around it, but it never really worked.
“I realized that table was my ego. No matter what you put around it, under it, no matter who photographed it, the douchebaggery would always come through.”
It’s great that Kanye recognizes his faults but do you think he even sees them as faults? Seems like he just accepts the way he is and expects the rest of the world to also.
Another quote that we thought was interesting was this one — where he calls himself an activist:
He draws a direct line between the sense of justice he was raised with and his quest to do away with elitism in fashion. “I’m not a celebrity, I’m an activist,” he says. “The fact that when I see truth it’s really hard for me to sit back and just allow it to happen in front of me on my clock makes me, a lot of times, a bad celebrity.”
And last but not least… Ye says he’s Ralph Lauren’s son.
During New York Fashion Week, West met one of his idols, Ralph Lauren, at the latter designer’s show. Like West, Lauren began as an outsider — a Jewish kid from the Bronx who remade himself as the originator of America’s preppy fantasy. Early in West’s music career, before he discovered high fashion, Polo was his uniform.
In a widely circulated photo of the two men meeting, Lauren has placed his hand gently on West’s cheek. “Do you know what he said when he did that? ‘This is my son,’ ” West said. “And I was thinking, ‘I knew it! I knew Ralph was my daddy!’ ”
He’s so wild. SMH. What do you think about Kanye’s comments?
Hit the flip for photos of Ye in Armenia with Kim visiting the Armenian Genocide Memorial and on a date with her afterward.
Kanye was in attendance as Kim and Khloe were given a tour at the Armenian Genocide memorial along with their cousins.
Khloe shared this touching shot. Definitely a humanizing moment for the family that most people see as superficial.
After the sobering tour, Kanye took Kim on a romantic dinner date. He does seem to be a good husband, riiiiight?