In A$$hole/D-Bag News: Kanye West Admits “I Was A Spoiled Brat”

- By Bossip Staff

Kanye West is still selling his sob story of how sorry he is for robbing poor Taylor Swift of her VMA moment and how he failed to properly mourn his mother’s death. This week Vanity Fair is buying. Check out the excerpts below:

On His Award Show Behavior:

LISA ROBINSON: Looking back on last year’s MTV Awards, when you interrupted Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech—you said Beyoncé was robbed, and a lot of us agreed with you. How do you feel about it now?

KANYE WEST: Well, it was very punk rock and revolutionary and idealistic and very angry in a way. But the timing was in poor taste. And the other two things I’ve learned since then are humility and empathy—to be empathetic to other people’s feelings. To care about how much this must mean to someone else, and not to think that my ideals or my righteousness are more important than someone else’s feelings.

L.R. You’ve protested during award shows before. Do you just take them too seriously?

K.W. These things mean something; you’d like to have some historically accurate representation.

Punk Rock and Revolutionary? Is that what they call it? Cuz it looked just plain rude, crazy and drunken from where we were sitting. We’re glad he’s supposedly come to his senses now though, although something tells us not to be too quick to believe he won’t storm the podium again.

On Making His New Album:

L.R. What did you want to do with your new album?

K.W. I wanted to take it back to the essence, like the soulful people who brought knowledge—like RZA and Q-Tip. At a certain point, you need to find a better way to do it; it’s like people [in basketball] who dunk and hurt their wrist and come down on their knees too hard. Your knee’s gonna give out at a certain point. Some of my social and public-persona knees are starting to give out. I still want to run the games. I’ve just got to not get kicked up quite as hard.

Take it back to the essence eh? We’re pretty sure Kanye’s next jawn will be pretty damn soulful, but we’re waiting to see what his idea of bringing knowledge is — hopefully it involves more than name-checking models and designer labels.

On His Style:

L.R. You also have an entirely new, elegant look; you told me you thought that the traditional hip-hop look was tired.

K.W. Yeah, people always dress like they’re headed to the gym.

L.R. Why did you have permanent diamonds drilled into your bottom teeth?

K.W. I just like diamond teeth and I didn’t feel like having to take them out all the time.

So you just jacked your teeth up permanently because you’re lazy? That’s smart.

On Jay-Z

L.R. What do you think Jay-Z has done for you?

K.W. Man, everything—served as a big brother, the blueprint, our reality. Someone to look up to.

L.R. What do you think you’ve done for him?

K.W. Just served as a burst of energy at all times—light and energy. Just a person who’s constantly seeking information that Jay can use.

Our reality? Really? Because last time we checked Jay-Z and his million dollar vacays in no way resemble our reality. Not that we’re bitter about it or anything. Just sayin’.

On His Mother’s Passing:

L.R. You’ve had a tough time since the death of your mother, in 2007. Even though you’re always in recording studios, this past year you retreated from the spotlight. How are you these days?

K.W. Extremely happy. And you know … people obviously know I lost my mother, and it was shocking. On one hand, I never really dealt with the loss, but in not dealing with the loss, I also didn’t completely deal with the responsibilities that my mother used to take. She was such an amazing, well-rounded person, and I was a spoiled brat.

L.R. You were?

K.W. Yeah, and my mom used to balance my spoiled-bratness by just being one of the most awesome people. She was a teacher, and to be a teacher you have to care about people—you can’t just care about yourself. I just cared about myself. I thought the fact that so many people in the world—a million in the first week [of a record release]—cared about me, that that was enough, but it’s not enough. The best thing I can do now is carry on my mother’s legacy. I need to recapture the hearts of the world just to show people how great my mother was, to show people that Donda raised a good guy. My responsibility is to make music that’s progressive, that makes me happy, that makes everyone happy. My job in society isn’t to be mad. My job is to present good music.

We’re glad Yeezy and his ego are starting to acknowledge that he was a complete jerkface.

Do you think he can successfully grow into less of a spoiled brat? Or is he doomed to be an egomaniac for life???


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  • Omugabe

    Give the guy a break!

    Kanye is da man, and he genuinely misses his mom!

    And, everyone with a brain knows that the OVER-PROMOTED & TALENTLESS Taylor was merely a ‘white hope’!

  • mo

    I don’t think he should’ve apologized, he was only telling the truth. It wasn’t like he hit her or anything. But he did tell the truth. He should not be penalized for that!!! It is just that we are tired of not getting our due!!!

  • Say What???

    Kanye is a douche and needs a “ho sit down” for sure! So tired of hearing him ramble on about things that make no sense.

    • neen-o

      I’d rather hear Kanye’s ramblings before WACKa Flaka or Soulja Boy #imjustsayin… at least he has talents, and has been granted 2nd chances by both God and his fans.

    • p

      WOW. now you make no sense.

  • mo

    There is nothing wrong with being an egomaniac, more of us should be. At least he isn’t bowing and scraping like a Steppin Fetchit.

  • Curveball

    He mourned his mother’s death. He fell apart and acted an even bigger a$$hole.

  • Josh

    Sounds like the writer of this article is the real d-bag. Just sayin..

  • yvonne

    I think hes gowing up and eventually will drop the ego, I just love the fact that hes happy and smiling these days.

  • Happy For Him!!

    Its like Kanye takes two steps forward and one step back. The previous post he may have been jokingly saying he will carry on MJ’s legacy(being cocky) and now he sounds completely humble like he had a makeover which is cool. I like this Kanye though. He’s speaking better as if he had a reality check but he is still confident and the best thing about being a man is knowing when you were wrong and how to fix it.

    You do have a responsibility to your mother to show how much you’ve grown up and to carry her legacy and not MJ’s

  • Ms. B

    We never know if he mourned her death or not. Coming from a person that has lost her mother, you don’t know what it feels like to loose her. Sometimes people cope with things better. I don’t think you ever get over it, i think that you just learn to deal with it. He was lashing out, but sometimes things like that will make them make a turn around. I think we need to give him a break. He is trying to move on from it. I honestly think that too many people are making this a bigger deal than it is.

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  • Kensington

    Kanye is a genius and shouldn’t have to apologize for anything. He didn’t steal anything, hurt anyone or tell a lie, for that matter.

  • Jellybean Dream

    @bay bay bay

    Honestly, should you be advising folks on the importance of growing up and being somebody when you’ve chosen THAT Hurricane Chris inspired tag name?

    Besides, part of growing up is having the courage to stand by your convictions, which if nothing else, Kanye does consistently.

  • migheal

    didnt taylor swift like forgive and forget kanye in like 15 minutes. And he still be going on? I like the guy but what in the fk is he on about?

  • blkcrizis

    were his teeth real to begin with? his jaw got all jacked up at one point, i imagine he had to lose a couple.

  • mosiane

    Can we move on now? Damn..

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  • incandescent

    humility???… I’m just sayin…

  • TheOne

    Kanye is playing the game well. Black people can’t be douchebags and be unapologetic like white folks and still be successful. And that’s especially true if you’re a black male.

  • 2Sweet: *Bossip's Finest*

    Kanye is the most overrated artist of all time!

    • lashes

      yes he is.

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  • aya sonjohn

    He is too old to be acting like a spoiled brat…

  • Nun Ya

    “And the other two things I’ve learned since then are humility and empathy—to be empathetic to other people’s feelings. To care about how much this must mean to someone else, and not to think that my ideals or my righteousness are more important than someone else’s feelings.”

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