Kanye West sat down for a lengthy interview with W Magazine where he dished on everything from his relationship with Kim Kardashian, his huge ego, and why we all need to stop taking him so seriously.
It seems like dating a reality star is starting to have a serious impact on West as he has been agreeing to interviews despite his usual preference not to do any at all.
During the W interview, West seemed to be throwing his ego in readers’ faces even more than usual, but he later suggests perhaps we are all just taking him too seriously.
The “New Slaves” rapper had no problem showing just how narcissistic he really was during the interview, and at one point he even shouted at the writer as he compared himself to some of the rock genre’s biggest icons.
“Yo! Nobody can tell me where I can and can’t go,” West said. “Man, I’m the No. 1 living and breathing rock star. I am Axl Rose; I am Jim Morrison; I am Jimi Hendrix.”
In fact, West compared himself to icons and living legends throughout the interview.
“Anyone who meets me for the first time and is not slightly nervous is completely full of s***,” Kim Kardashian’s boyfriend said. “Because when I meet people I respect, I’m nervous. When I go have lunch with Tarantino at the Chateau Marmont, I’m nervous. It’s f***** Tarantino!”
It isn’t just his music that makes him such a great figure, according to him anyway. He went on to discuss his surperior intellect.
“Visiting my mind is like visiting the Hermes factory,” he continued. “S** is real. You’re not going to find a chink. It’s 100,000 percent Jimi Hendrix.”
He also shot down any suggestions that his song “I am a god” was a metaphor for anything else. He made it very clear that he said exactly what he meant on the controversial track.
“I made that song because I am a god,” he answered. “I don’t think there’s much more explanation.”
He admitted that although it may be hard for us to tell, he does try to cut back on his narcissistic ways.
“On one end, I try to scale it back,” he said. “Because I don’t want to close any of the doors needed to create the best product possible. But my ego is my drug.”
But is he even really as cocky as he portrays himself to be?
After flaunting his attitude and serious ego issues for most of the interview, he then stated that he is just a misunderstood artist and that we are all taking him too seriously.
“You should only believe about 90 percent of what I say,” West said. “As a matter of fact, don’t even believe anything that I’m saying at all. I could be completely f***** with you, and the world, the entire time.”
Many of his fans are hoping that he has actually been pulling their fingers because even the most dedicated ‘Ye fans can only take so much of the egotistical rants.