10 Most Memorable Quotes from Kanye West’s ‘W’ Magazine Interview

We've compiled Kanye's top 10 most memorable quotes from his interview with 'W' Magazine.

We've compiled Kanye's top 10 most memorable quotes from his interview with 'W' Magazine.


Kanye West has been known for saying some pretty eccentric things throughout his career.  He was recently interviewed by W magazine in honor of his new album Yeezus, and the award-winning rapper had some pretty outrageous things to say — from Keeping up with the Kardashians to Paris Fashion Week, Kanye covered just about every topic under the sun.

Check out 10 of Kanye's best quotes from the W interview:

1.    On Lack of Eloquence:

“God’s little practical joke on me—as an intellect who doesn’t like to read a lot—is like, I’ll say some superphilosophical sh--, but I’ll say it the wrong way. I’ll use the wrong word, so it goes from being really special to completely retarded.”

2.    On Keeping up with the Kardashians:

“Oh, that’s just all for love. It’s simply that. At a certain point, or always, love is more important than any branding, or any set of cool people, or attempting to impress anyone. Because true love is just the way you feel. Thoughts and feelings can disagree sometimes.”

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3.    On Being Uninvited From Paris Fashion Week:

“Cause it’s like, Yo! Nobody can tell me where I can and can’t go. Man, I’m the No. 1 living and breathing rock star. I am Axl Rose; I am Jim Morrison; I am Jimi Hendrix. You can’t say that you love music and then say that Kanye West can’t come to your show! To even think they could tell me where I could and couldn’t go is just ludicrous. It’s blasphemous—to rock ’n’ roll, and to music.”

4.    On Kim Kardashian and Her Fashion Choices:

“Nobody can tell my girl what to do. She just needed to be given some platforms of information to work from. One beautiful thing is that as she discovers it, the world discovers it. For her to take that risk in front of the world, it just shows you how much she loves me. And how much she actually loves the opportunity to learn. You got, like, a million companies saying, ‘This is impacting your brand! This is impacting your fans! And blah blah blah.’ But she still sees this light of beauty.”

5.    On Sex Tapes:

“For the most part, I’d rather people have one of those home videos than some of the paparazzi photos that get published. At least I recorded the sh-- myself. That tape couldn’t have hurt me in any way if it came out—it could only have helped. Now, I just do exactly what I want, whenever I want, how the f--k I want. 'F--k you’ is my message.'”

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6.    On Making Life Difficult:

“I’m not comfortable with comfort. I’m only comfortable when I’m in a place where I’m constantly learning and growing.”

7.    On Caring:

 “I care. I care about everything. Sometimes not giving a f--k is caring the most.”

8.    On His Narcissism:

“On one end, I try to scale it back because I don’t want to close any of the doors needed to create the best product possible. But my ego is my drug. My drug is, ‘I’m better than all you other mother f---ers. Kiss my a--!'”

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9.    On Trying New Things:

“People say, ‘Why do you want to destroy your name?’ But I don’t care about my name as much as I care about my ideas. I could do something completely wrong, and people could hate it, but then someone else could see it and do it completely right. And it’s a push forward for civilization.”10.    On His Song “I Am a God”:

“I made that song because I am a god. I don’t think there’s much more explanation. I’m not going to sit here and defend sh--. That sh-- is rock ’n’ roll, man. That sh-- is rap music. I am a god. Now what?”

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