Kanye West loves...Kanye West. He's compared himself to Jesus, Steve Jobs and a table.

Kanye West is definitely not afraid of speaking his mind. As a mega-famous rapper (and Mr Kim Kardashian), it’s kind of expected he sticks his neck out and says a few controversial things every now and then. 

But Kanye just can’t seem to help himself – whether he’s comparing himself to God (or Walt Disney, or Jay Z, or a table…), or announcing his 2020 presidential bid, nobody does Kanye better than Kanye.

With that in mind, we've rounded up 22 of Yeezy's most unforgettable quotes of all time. We give you the man in his very own words. Take it away, Kanye…

1. 'This is not album of the  year. This is album of the life' - on new album, The Life Of Pablo.

2. 'When you’re the absolute best, you get hated on the most.'

Kanye West on stage performing

3. 'Visiting my mind is like visiting the Hermès factory. Sh*t is real.'

Kanye West at an American Football game in Ohio

4. 'I am God's vessel. But my greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live.'

Kanye West on stage performing

5. 'I don't even listen to rap. My apartment is too nice to listen to rap in.'

That's right - Kanye's apartment was too "nice" to listen to rap in

6. 'I have this table in my new house. It was some weird nouveau-riche marble table, and I hated it. We would try to set up different things around it, but it never really worked. I realised that table was my ego. No matter what you put around it, under it, no matter who photographed it, the douchebaggery would always come through.'

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian at the Met Gala 2015

7. 'I feel like I’m too busy writing history to read it.'

Kanye West on stage performing

8. '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. Period. By a long jump'. He did backtrack on this one though, saying that comparing himself to Steve Jobs was 'too realistic of an idea'. Humble.

Kanye West on stage performing

9. 'Fur pillows are hard to actually sleep on.'

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian at Paris Fashion Week

10. 'Michelle Obama cannot Instagram a pic like what my girl Instagrammed the other day'. He also calls Kim 'the most beautiful woman of all time. Wait a second, wait a second - I'm talking about arguably of human existence. The top 10 of human existence.'

11. 'I'm a pop enigma. I live and breathe every element in life. I rock a bespoke suit and I go to Harold's for fried chicken. It's all these things at once, because, as a taste maker, I find the best of everything.'

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian at the Met Gala 2015

 12. 'One of my biggest achilles heels has been my ego. And if I, Kanye West, can remove my ego, I think there’s hope for everyone.'

Kanye West performing in the studio

13. 'Clothing should be like food. There should never be a $5000 sweater. You know what should cost $5000? A car should be $5000. I was 14 and middle class. I know what it felt like to not get what I have'. This coming from the man who sold a plain white t-shirt for $120?

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian at the MTV Video Music Awards 2015

14. 'I don't call myself a designer as I was not allowed to go to Saint Marten's because I was too famous by the time I realised I wanted to design. Fame is often looked down upon in the design world.'

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian

15. 'I have millions of ideas and I represent a new generation just trying to express themselves in a broken world. I will go down as the voice of this generation, of this decade. I am so credible and so influential and so relevant that I will change things'.

Kanye West on stage performing

16. 'I hate when I'm on a flight and I wake up with a water bottle next to me like oh great now I gotta be responsible for this water bottle.'

Kanye West at the Cannes Lions 61st International Festival of Creativity

17. 'Sometimes people write novels and they just be so wordy and so self-absorbed. I am not a fan of books. I would never want a book's autograph. I am a proud non-reader of books.'

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian

18. 'You should only believe about 90 percent of what I say. As a matter of fact, don’t even believe anything that I’m saying at all. I could be completely messing with you, and the world, the entire time.'

Kanye West on stage performing

19. 'I will die for the art! For what I believe in. And the art ain’t always gonna be polite! Ya’ll might be thinking right now, ’Did he smoke something before he came out here?’ The answer is yes, I rolled up a little something. I knocked the edge off!'

Kanye West at the MTV Video Music Awards 2015

20. 'I remember always going back to the fashion shows, not because I wanted to be seen in some really expensive rapper jacket that I’d just bought. It was because I cared so much about seeing artists express themselves to the maximum.'

21. 'The [Adidas] contract said 25 SKUs, and the fashion show I was supposed to do a collection with 25 SKUs — I don’t know how that was supposed to happen. And the original talent budget was $500,000 — I don’t know how I was supposed to put a design team together for that, but luckily I’m a multi-millionaire rapper and I covered the rest of it.'

22. We'll never get over Kanye's speech at Oxford University. That includes the moment he said this: 'People say I have a bad reputation. I think I’ve got the best reputation in the building' (yes, seriously!) and this: 'I just go to exactly when my appointment is'. Watch it in full below. 

23. 'I have absolutely no plans for what I'm going to say'.

His acceptance speech at the 29th Annual Footwear News Achievement Awards was gold dust. On winning the Shoe Of The Year Award for his Adidas Yeezy Boost 350s, he launched in to a 20-minute spiel, beginning: 'So it's cool to be up here with three people who I screamed at the most in the past year [...]. This could land completely wrong, but it doesn’t really fucking matter, does it? If you don’t like 10-minute profanity-ridden speeches that end with a presidential bid, you can go to the bathroom'.

24. 'I just want to bring as much beauty to the world as possible. I'm only 38 years old.'

On Kim Kardashian: “She broke boundaries with fashion where designers weren’t trying to make clothes with women with shape, and now they’re all about embracing and empowering women. [She's] empowering women in a matriarch society where women can make money. Like when she said, ‘OK my husband might have invested everything he had into fashion, everything he had into creativity for breaking boundaries, but I put the money in the account.’ All of those statements, means that can’t nobody ever disrespect my wife, period.”

On an upcoming tour: “You know my tour game is strong. My tour game is unprecedented. So we’re going to go out in September, I believe, and we’re just working on some of the ideas right now.”

On the Taylor Swift 2009 VMA incident: “It’s not about Kanye West. It’s not about Taylor Swift. There’s a lot of people in America that feel like they don’t have the platform to stand up and express their closet racism. Before they had that platform, one really easy way to express it was to say, ‘Eff Kanye West.’”



Source: Kanye West Praises Kim Kardashian for ‘Breaking Boundaries’ | Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Steve Harvey : Just Jared | http://www.justjared.com/2016/05/04/kanye-west-praises-kim-kardashian-for-breaking-boundaries/?trackback=tsmclip

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On Kim Kardashian: “She broke boundaries with fashion where designers weren’t trying to make clothes with women with shape, and now they’re all about embracing and empowering women. [She's] empowering women in a matriarch society where women can make money. Like when she said, ‘OK my husband might have invested everything he had into fashion, everything he had into creativity for breaking boundaries, but I put the money in the account.’ All of those statements, means that can’t nobody ever disrespect my wife, period.”

On an upcoming tour: “You know my tour game is strong. My tour game is unprecedented. So we’re going to go out in September, I believe, and we’re just working on some of the ideas right now.”

On the Taylor Swift 2009 VMA incident: “It’s not about Kanye West. It’s not about Taylor Swift. There’s a lot of people in America that feel like they don’t have the platform to stand up and express their closet racism. Before they had that platform, one really easy way to express it was to say, ‘Eff Kanye West.’”



Source: Kanye West Praises Kim Kardashian for ‘Breaking Boundaries’ | Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Steve Harvey : Just Jared | http://www.justjared.com/2016/05/04/kanye-west-praises-kim-kardashian-for-breaking-boundaries/?trackback=tsmclip

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25. 'She broke boundaries with fashion where designers weren’t trying to make clothes with women with shape, and now they’re all about embracing and empowering women. [She's] empowering women in a matriarch society where women can make money. Like when she said, ‘OK my husband might have invested everything he had into fashion, everything he had into creativity for breaking boundaries, but I put the money in the account.’ All of those statements, means that can’t nobody ever disrespect my wife, period.' - On Kim Kardashian on Steve Harvey In The Morning


26. 'It’s not about Kanye West. It’s not about Taylor Swift. There’s a lot of people in America that feel like they don’t have the platform to stand up and express their closet racism. Before they had that platform, one really easy way to express it was to say, ‘Eff Kanye West.’' - On that awks Taylor Swift VMAs moment on Steve Harvey In The Morning

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