Just when you think Kanye West has said the most outrageous thing, he finds a way to top himself.In a new interview with the New York Times, the expectant dad dishes on everything from Kim Kardashian and reality TV to fatherhood and the infamous Taylor Swift incident — who can forget when he interrupted her acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards and questioned her win for Best Female Video?Kanye says so many memorable things that we just had to compile the most over-the-top quotes from the lengthy article. Here they are below — and trust us, it's worth the read:1) Did You Know He Almost Went to War for Justin Timberlake?"I remember when both Gnarls Barkley and Justin lost for Album of the Year [at the Grammys], and I looked at Justin, and I was like: 'Do you want me to go onstage for you? You know, do you want me to fight.'"2) And the Phrase "Awesomeness" Is Born Due to His Honesty"It’s only led me to complete awesomeness at all times. It’s only led me to awesome truth and awesomeness. Beauty, truth, awesomeness. That’s all it is."3) He Felt His Apology to Taylor Swift Was Forced"If anyone’s reading this waiting for some type of full-on, flat apology for anything, they should just stop reading right now."4) Stop Calling Him a Celebrity. He's NOT a Celebrity."I don’t have some type of romantic relationship with the public. I’m like, the anti-celebrity, and my music comes from a place of being anti."5) Love Inspires Him!"Yeah, that’s what I mean when I say like, 'Yo, I’m going to be super Zenned out like, five years from now.' I’m the type of rock star that likes to have a girlfriend, you know? I’m the type of soul that likes to be in love and likes to be able to focus. And that inspires me."6) Why He Dislikes Reality TV“It’s not that I have an issue with the show; I just have an issue with the amount of backlash that I get.”7) Baby Comes First“One of the things was just to be protective, that I would do anything to protect my child or my child’s mother. As simple as that.”8) On Fatherhood"I don’t want to explain too much into what my thoughts on, you know, fatherhood are, because I’ve not fully developed those thoughts yet. I don’t have a kid yet."9) His Baby Isn't America's Baby — In Case You Were Wondering"Yeah. Well, I just don’t want to talk to America about my family. Like, this is my baby. This isn’t America’s baby."10) He Hates His Outfits from, Like, Five or Six Years Ago“Yeah, kill self. That’s all I have to say. Kill self.”11) We Don't Really Need to Give This One a Subtitle"If you don’t make Christmas presents, meaning making something that’s so emotionally connected to people, don’t talk to me."12) Respect Him."Yeah, respect my trendsetting abilities. Once that happens, everyone wins. The world wins; fresh kids win; creatives win; the company wins."13) Kanye Is the New Steve Jobs."I think what Kanye West is going to mean is something similar to what Steve Jobs means. I am undoubtedly, you know, Steve of Internet, downtown, fashion, culture.”14) His 7 Most Influential Artists"I’ve been connected to the most culturally important albums of the past four years, the most influential artists of the past ten years. You have like, Steve Jobs, Walt Disney, Henry Ford, Howard Hughes, Nicolas Ghesquière, Anna Wintour, David Stern."15) This Is Why He’s the Nucleus“I will be the leader of a company that ends up being worth billions of dollars, because I got the answers. I understand culture. I am the nucleus.
And now we want to know — what's your favorite Kanye quote? Click here to read the full interview.
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