Kanye West does not need a board of directors monitoring his tweets. Kanye does not regret anything he's ever tweeted, even though he admits his messages for Mark Zuckerberg should have been posted on Facebook and not Twitter. This is just a hint of what you'll hear when you watch Kanye's interview with Ellen DeGeneres, which airs today. Ellen has kindly provided what she calls the "extended" version of Kanye keeping it real. And boy, does he keep it real.
He covers the human race:
I feel that if I had more resources, I could help more people. I have ideas that can make the human race existence within our 100 years better. Period. Fuck the paparazzi. Whatever perception you have of me, starting with the truth. Starting with what everyone's thinking. Start there. Put some dope shit with it.
He says he cares about people. And at one point he even gets up from his seat to rile up the crowd and ends up being the only one yelling, "Ye is in the building."
My dad lived in homeless shelters less than five years ago, to find out…. He's a psych major. My mom was the first black female chair of the English department at the Chicago State University. I was raised to do something, to make a difference.
Back to the human race:
Don't tell me about being likable. We got 100 years here. We're one race. Human race. One civilization. We're a blip in the existence of the universe. And we're constantly trying to pull each other down, not doing things to help each other. That's my point. It's like, I'm shaking talking about it. I know it's daytime TV. But I feel like I can make a difference while I'm here. I feel that I can make things better through my skill set. I'm an artist…. I have a condition called synesthesia where I see sounds. I see them; everything that I sonically make is a painting. I see it. I see the importance. I see the importance in the value of everyone being able to experience a more beautiful life.
Leonardo DiCaprio and President Obama make the cut!
When I make clothes it's funny because I'm sitting there with Obama and Leo's talking about the environment and I'm talking about clothes, and everyone looks at me like, that's not an important issue or something. But I remember going to school in fifth grade and wanting to have a cool outfit. I called the head of Payless. I'm like, I want to work with you. I want to take all this information from sitting at all these fashion shows…. I want to take away bullying.
Michael Jackson is also mentioned:
There was a time when Michael Jackson couldn't get his video on MTV because he was considered to be urban. The Michael Jackson. So I literally have to be Michael Jackson of apparel in order to break open the doors for everyone that will come after I'm gone. After I'm dead. After they call me "Wacko Kanye." Isn't that so funny? The people point fingers at the people who have influenced us the most? They talk shit about the people they care about the most? I'm sorry, daytime television. I'm sorry for the realness.
If you are able to recover from all the realness, do reward yourself by watching Kanye play a fun game of 5-Second Rule, which is basically another outlet for him to smile.