Is it weird these kind of make sense to me? Should I have my temperature taken? Or does identifying with Kanye West mean I'm too far gone?
The rapper/stylist/part-time motivational speaker's BBC Radio 1 interview with Zane Lowe emerged Thursday, and although you might know it as the One in Which Yeezus Sheds Tears, there is a whole bunch of other interesting stuff in there. (There ought to be because it lasts 43 minutes.) To save you the agony of having to listen to the entire thing—though you certainly can below—we've compiled the best sound bytes, among which we've hidden the start time of Kanye's crying face because we know that's all you're really here for.
- "I look at over 500 images on my laptop a day."
"When somebody calls you crazy so many times, you start to believe it. And I almost got scared of the idea of going crazy in some way. But I wasn't going crazy. I was, like, the only person that wasn't crazy." "People are so concerned with being first as opposed to being better." "I believe the world can only be saved through design...Art is to be free. Design is to fix." "[Louise Wilson] said, 'So many students, they don't give it their all.' Their problem is, as soon as they do anything halfway good at 2 years old, 3 years old, their parents clap.' That's what she said. And she just looked at me and said, 'Kanye, don't clap.'"
- "If I'm meeting someone I respect and look up to, I will literally kiss their feet."
"What do Kanye West and Elon Musk talk about? The futch." "If you have that Walt Disney ability, you have to apply it. You have to use it. You can't be psyched out." "The first time I saw one of [Louise Wilson's] student's—Phoebe Philo's—Céline collection, I was looking at a 12. When I saw McQueen's last collection, the Atlantis collection, I was looking at a 12. Christopher Kane's bandage collection—I'm looking at a 12." (Go to 26:23.) "The Grammys are like an old ex-girlfriend: As soon as you get in a car with them, you want to go right back home."
- "The [Adidas] deal is all about the moment when I bring a shoe to a kid in Foot Locker and get on my knees and take it back to when I worked at the Gap and put the shoes on his feet."
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