Oh, Yeezy, please don’t ever change. Once again, the world is transfixed on Kanye West and his special brand of crazy.
The latest barrage of Kanye quotables comes courtesy of The Breakfast Club radio show on Power 105.1. In this interview, Yeezus doesn’t pull any punches and admits, among other things, that he hadn’t even heard the Beck Album of the Year before the Grammys, that Kim made him take a lot of showers to get rid of the Amber Rose stank and that, most unbelievably, Beyoncé hangs a picture of Kim Kardashian as inspiration for her work. Sorry, but that last one just doesn’t sound plausible.
Nonetheless, we add this recent list of wild statements to our bedazzled Kanye West crazy quote archive. Let’s celebrate the new additions with this updated list of the most full-on cray-cray quotes Kanye ever laid down.
1. Yeezy on trying to create a sexier Ugg boot
“I’m such a futurist that I have to slow down and talk in the present.”
2. On his impact on the world of shoes
“Humbly I would say that I’m the most influential person in footwear right now.”
3. On his Beck Grammys diss
“I went to dinner and sat down with Taylor Swift and ironically they were playing the Beck album and I was listening and I was like, man, this is kinda good, I ain’t gonna lie. Nah, I hadn’t even heard it.”
4. On Beyoncé’s love for Kim
“When Beyoncé’s working on her album, she has pictures of Kim on the wall because Kim represents powerful women… They definitely respect each other, but maybe there’s a Lebron James-Kobe element to it, but I can’t say that.”
5. On Kim posing naked
“If Adam had ate the apple then we’d all be nekkid.”
6. On why Kim is more important than Barack and Michelle Obama
“She’s, like, the most intriguing woman right now. She’s got Barbara Walters calling her, like, every day… and collectively we’re the most influential with clothing. No one is looking at what Obama is wearing. Michelle Obama cannot Instagram a pic like what my girl Instagrammed the other day.”
7. On Amber Rose
“If Kim had dated me when I first wanted to get with her there wouldn’t be no Amber Rose. You know what I’m saying? I had to take 30 showers before I got with Kim.”
8. On his role as a servant of the people
“The people give you the power. The people chose me to be the people’s champ.”
9. On wolves
“I’m always thinking about wolves. They’re always on my mind.”
10. On why he’s unapologetic about calling himself a god
“…When someone comes up and says something like, ‘I am a god,’ everybody says, ‘Who does he think he is?’ I just told you who I thought I was! A god! I just told you. That’s who I think I am. Would it have been better if I had a song that said, ‘I am a n****’? Or if I had a song that said, ‘I am a gangster’? Or if I had a song that said, ‘I am a pimp’? All those colors and patinas fit better on a person like me, right? But to say you are a god, especially when you got shipped over to the country that you’re in, and your last name is a slave owner’s. How could you say that? How could you have that mentality?”
11. On Wreck-It Ralph
“Have y’all ever seen Wreck-It Ralph? You remember how that girl in there… she was the glitch? You tellin’ me they don’t look at me like I’m the motherf***ing glitch? You tellin’ me people don’t look at Kanye West like the glitch?”
12. On being the first with the idea for the leather jogging pant
“Brought the leather jogging pants six years ago to Fendi, and they said no. How many motherf***ers you done seen with a leather jogging pant?”
Please, Yeezy, don’t ever change. We love you just the way you are.
Here’s the audio from Kanye’s recent interview with The Breakfast Club. It’s pretty great.