You Too Can Live By ‘Ye’ Principles With His New Book

- By Bossip Staff

Introducing the Ye’ble:

Feel the world is beating you down? Kanye West, a man frequently at battle—with, say, the president, or with Grammy voters—has written a short volume of aphorisms titled Thank You and You’re Welcome. He spoke with NEWSWEEK’s Seth Colter Walls:

You’ve said you were inspired to write this book by reading J. Sakiya Sandifer’s, which was also a short, spiral-bound volume. What about that appealed to you?
Well, because I was sitting at dinner tables—or in my car service, or traveling the world—and random thoughts would come to me. These quotes, these very poignant quotes, were just similar to having really good punch lines in a rap song. The punch lines of your life.

One of the lines in the book is “If everybody thinks it’s right, you’re doing something wrong.” Does that explain why you can be controversial?
I don’t think about that. But I have to admit, coming from all the adversity of backlash [in response to] just having my own opinion, this is an emancipating idea of mine. Sometimes people beat you down for having a different opinion. I want to stand up and say, no, this is how I really feel.

Has it ever been the case that, looking back, the people who said you were wrong turned out to be right?
I can’t think of a particular example like that. But that is something about being a trailblazer: you won’t always take the right track. I’m not a psychic.

SMH @ the dude basically asking Kanye if he’s ever been wrong and by using our secret Ye’ translator he says, ‘You know my sh*t don’t stank, right?’

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  • sasha

    @ lisa agree

  • ashlie

    I remember when he first came out in around “04” wow I loved his music, I could listen to his entire cd without skipping a track. then later on he started changing ….. but regardless of I dont always agree with the things he says, one thing remains I can rely on him for great music…

  • Its6amHoGetOut, smarter than you and you hate me for it.

    Wait a minute, i see what Kanye’s trying to say, so for that reason i 6am, will also write a self help book.


    Here’s a sample passage; Those arent your kids, so why is she asking you if they can go out to eat too? As a matter of fact why are you even over here, Dont you know there are finer/slimmer women who havent made the same mistakes she has? And all her mistakes have different last names!

    look for the book in your neighborhood Barnes & Noble around Christmas 2009 (for those of you who live in the hood, there will be 1,000 bootleg copies available at the local check n go)

    Love 6am

  • hellonursenancy

    He’s copying Stephen Colbert of The Colbert Report.

  • Ok

    @ lisa… lol geeez tell us how you really feel! Im not mad at you tho, thats your opinion. but dang, u didnt have to call my boo chipmunk cheeks lol! I still love him tho

  • Monti

    LMFAO @ 6am

    Damn, ‘Ye’s starting to sound like Bush. ” I don’t recall any mistakes or wrong doing…” WTF?! Is he that far gone?!

  • HJ

    This book is not new…It was sold at his “Glow in the Dark” tour last year and I bought a copy then. Very inspirational and very very real…Heck, as a matter of fact, I should flip through it now.

  • AD

    Most regular people don’t understand artist….he is cut from another mold….he is a brilliant guy. I would love to read the book.

  • Wanjiru

    …eeerrrrrrrrr, no thanks!…look how that’s turned out fer him! 😦

    …I’ll pass…


  • Ok

    @AD… u shoukld read it! Its great. I sayif people would look past his elivery somtimes they woul be able to better understand what he is sayon. Kanye says a lot of things that ar deep and that make a lot of sens, but bc people hate his attitude they choose to think everything he says is wrong or crazy! But I agree, he is very brilliant! lol me and my boyfriend say we speak Kanye lol

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