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"I don’t want to say all these big over-the-top statements that end up getting quoted the wrong way."
Well, you did, Kanye West. And that's unfortunate for you!
Yeezy is at the Cannes Lions Creativity Conference in Paris today, which is a conference about technology.
Naturally, he found a way to say the most outrageous things about his wife, Kim Kardashian (do you know she gets exhausted by posting a pic on Instagram?), and other things -- i.e. Guess what? Internet is our new Rome. Oh, you don't agree? Well, Kanye says so and whatever gibberish he's blurting out goes (or so it does in his mind.)
Anyway, instead of us writing about this nonsense in paragraph form, we're going to bullet point it for you to make your lives easier. And, ya know, so you can quickly scroll through what you'll be laughing about for the rest of the week:
"I can’t be with any girl but Kim because that’s the girl I look at her pictures the most, I get turned on the most."
"Can you imagine telling someone who wants to just Instagram a photo, who’s the number one person on Instagram, 'We need to work on the color of the flower wall?'"
"We worked on our wedding photo for four days until it was good enough for Instagram.”
“I’ve been brought up in this way—I think I can't work with anyone that isn't number one: Jay Z, Kim, [Barack] Obama, Apple is one, Samsung isn’t.”
"Trends come and go, but cool is forever.”
"If people are saying you're wrong, it's probably a good sign that you're a genius.”
"Black people are allowed to wear big chains and name what they have on, and say out loud what stuff costs."
"Two years of people not understanding an interracial relationship, two years of people not understanding the idea of the art world meets the pop world, you have to take the lash and be able to swim in the backlash."
"It’s like Michaelangelo told he’s not allowed to carve with marble, but told he’s got to use cement or something like that."
"I believe the world can be saved by design because what is the most vulgar thing someone could do? Kill someone, so good taste is the opposite of that."
"I dream to help raise the palette and raise the taste level of a generation."
“Rome wasn't built in a day; the Internet is our new Rome. Empower the best content creators or f--k you!"
"I hate the one off, celebrities a lot of time are treat, because I am a lot of things but I am a celebrity and we are treated as rentable, like a one off, just enough to advertise a product and get it out."
"I still take a bashing for the "Bound" video. I always say that if Vogue had come out before the "Bound" video, then everyone would have been like 'oh it’s OK' and that’s the endorsement."
BONUS: Momager Kris Jenner was there to watch her son-in-law speak, because let's face it, "Every breath he takes, Every move he makes...She'll be watching Ye." (Yes, we did just quote a Sting song.)
"#winning #kanyewest @stevestoute @bhorowitz0 #cannes #canneslions"