In a surprise move, Kanye West gave a rare sit-down interview with SHOWstudio to discuss fashion, music and his run for presidency. And because he's Yeezy, it was filled with ALL the choice soundbites. There were truths, bombastic brags, and the overall stuff of Internet memes. Here are our ten favourites.
1. On life:
People’s misunderstanding of me, is a misunderstanding of themselves…
2. On himself:
Let’s start with this...‘I’m a creative genius’ and it's proven and I will continue to prove it.
3. On race:
In terms of the advantages in life…if you are born black and if you make it to the Met Ball or The Grammy’s, then most likely you’ve done 10,000 times the amount of everyone else there to get there.
4. On making it in fashion:
Fashion is like going to Harvard, that’s why I love it….
5. On fashion having a 'moment'
Right now the highest art form is fashion.
6. On fashion and music:
Fashion designers are superstars currently too; it feels like how hip-hop felt to me in the 90s…
7. On fashion and race:
I had one stylist come up to me and Virgil (Abloh, fellow fashion designer) was standing next to me, and the stylist said ‘you need to watch out for him, he’s taking your place. I said ‘oh the one spot for the black guy in fashion at the dinner table is that the place you are talking about’?’
8. On celebrity:
You need fame in order to sell your shit…
9. On music and sexist lyrics:
Having a family has made me rethink the way I rap...
10. On fashion's exclusivity
I’m not even concerned about fashion – I just want to be five years old. I loved clothes before I knew a f**k about the fashion world…
Watch the whole thing here: