Among many things, good and bad, Kanye West is a very entertaining celebrity musician.
Between his quotes about how he views himself, the state of politics, and general quotes about life that you'll find in his songs and his interviews, Kanye stands out as one of the most controversial music artists of all time.
Some of these quotes are ones you've heard before, but others might shock you. A lot of them are surprisingly based on facts, no matter how unorthodox he's approaching the topics he covers.
Whether you're a fan of the man or not, I'm sure at least a few of the quotes below will leave a lasting impression on you.
"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
"George Bush doesn't care about black people." - Kanye West
"More people need to know that they’re not f**king cool. In today’s world, having money has allowed people who are extremely uncool to think that they’re cool and carry it like that. People who really are cool and people who really are artists and have ideas have to literally turn in their cool cards to society just to make it past the age of 28. It’s either die at 28 or turn in your cool pass." - Kanye West
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"I don’t care about what people think, because people don’t think." - Kanye West
"I am the number one human being in music. That means any person that's living or breathing is number two." - Kanye West
"I'm doing pretty good as far as geniuses go … I'm like a machine. I'm a robot. You cannot offend a robot … I'm going down as a legend, whether or not you like me or not. I am the new Jim Morrison. I am the new Kurt Cobain … The Bible had 20, 30, 40, 50 characters in it. You don't think that I would be one of the characters of today's modern Bible?" - Kanye West
"The same people that tried to blackball me forgot about two things: my black balls." - Kanye West
"I’m like the fly Malcolm X/ Buy any jeans necessary" - Kanye West
"Eighteen years, eighteen years and on the eighteenth birthday he found out it wasn't his!" - Kanye West
"My apologies, are you into astrology/Cause I’m tryin’ to make it to Uranus" - Kanye West
"Got a light skin friend, look like Michael Jackson, got a dark-skinned friend, look like Michael Jackson." - Kanye West
"She said 'can you get my friends in the club?' I said 'can you get my benz in the club? If not, treat your friends like my benz, park their *ss outside til the evening ends'" - Kanye West
"My ex says she gave me the best years of her life I saw a recent picture of her, I guess she was right" - KAnye West
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"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 fucking with you, and the world, the entire time." - Kanye West
"I no longer have a manager. I can't be managed." - Kanye West
"My greatest pain in life is that I'll never be able to see myself perform live." - Kanye West
"I think I do myself a disservice by comparing myself to Steve Jobs and Walt Disney and human beings that we’ve seen before. It should be more like Willy Wonka… and welcome to my chocolate factory." - Kanye West
"I have decided in 2020 to run for president." - Kanye West
"For the greatest artist in human existence to put a red hat on was God’s practical joke to all liberals. Like, 'No! Not Kanye!'" - Kanye West
"I always misspell genius SMH! The irony!" - Kanye West
"Jay is Kweli’s favorite rapper, 50 is Eminem’s favorite rapper, and I’m my favorite rapper." - Kanye West
"I need a room full of mirrors so I can be surrounded by winners." - Kanye West
"Yo, Taylor, I'm really happy for you. Imma let you finish. But Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time." - Kanye West
"For some reason, I just wanna say “Wiz Khalifa wears cool pants” right now. He really does. He dresses really good." - Kanye West
"Sometimes I get emotional over fonts." - Kanye West
"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
"I don't even listen to rap. My apartment is too nice to listen to rap in." - Kanye West
"One of the problems with being a bubbling source of creativity – it’s like I’m bubbling in a laboratory, and if you don’t put a cap on it, at one point it will, like, break the glass. If I can hone that… then I have, like, nuclear power, like a superhero, like Cyclops when he puts his glasses on." - Kanye West
"Ninjas are kind of cool. I just don't. know any personally." - Kanye West
"Maybe I couldn't be skinny and tall, but I'll settle for being the greatest artist of all time as a consolation." - Kanye West
"Sometimes I push the door close button on people running towards the elevator. I just need my own elevator sometimes." - Kanye West
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