Kanye West is continuously out-Kanye-ing himself.
His latest totally Kanye move? An interview with W magazine in June, in which he pretty much just ranted about how the fashion industry doesn’t appreciate his genius at all. Remember, this happened in June, before his annual fashion show, Yeezy Season 4, was a total flop.
“OK, so you know when Penelope [from Wreck It Ralph] puts together her car? And she’s like, ‘Made it myself,’ and everybody that has professional cars, they say, ‘Look at you with your little car and you’re going to do this,’ and then they break her car, right? That’s basically the fashion world to me,” West began. But that wasn’t the only bizarre comparison he drew.
He continued, “I’m the elf that’s Will Ferrell, that’s too big for his hands to make the toys. But he wants to make the toys. Why? Not just so he could play with them, but he wants to bring joy to the world. I am a creator and it’s my responsibility. I build things that mean things to people. I make the Christmas presents.”
West went on to compare himself to Gru from Despicable Me, Chris Gardner from The Pursuit of Happiness, and a slew of artists and geniuses who were devalued by society during their own time. Uh-huh, K.
This interview is especially poignant now because fashion guru Tim Gunn has been going after Yeezy with a passion, dissing his designs left and right. And West had some words for his critics during that interview: “I will fucking laser you with alien fucking eyes and explode your fucking head. Shut the fuck up.”
Is that vulgar enough for you, Tim?
What do you think of Kanye’s rant?
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