48th Annual Grammy Awards
This week the internet let out a collective LOL over news that Kanye West is following just one person on Twitter – some random bloke from Coventry. This isn’t the first time Kanye’s given us all a good chuckle – click through the gallery and recall some of the outspoken rapper’s finest, most quotable moments.
Kanye West, M.I.A.
On flying in peace: “I don’t understand why they have a ‘do not disturb’ button on the plane if they keep waking you, asking if you want juice.” ‘Mr. West would you like some juice for the 15th time and oh since your awake now … let’s take a picture lol’.” (Twitter, 2010)
APTOPIX MTV VMA ANNOUNCEMENTS
“I’m doing pretty good as far as geniuses go. I’m delivering product on a whole new level. 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.” (Radio 1, 2007)
MTV Video Music Awards 2009 – Show – New York
On meeting a drunk fan: “I was in a club taking a piss and this guy was drunk and acting stupid, and he slaps me on the back to get my attention. And I told him, ‘Look, I don’t feel comfortable holding my dick with another man’s hand on me. Unless you want me to turn around in the middle of this…’” (GQ, 2007)
Kanye West, Estelle
On his talent: “I realize that my place and position in history is that I will go down as the voice of this generation, of this decade. I will be the loudest voice. It’s me settling into that position of just really accepting that it’s one thing to say you want to do it and it’s another thing to really end up being like Michael Jordan.” (Associated Press, 2008)
SuperSonics Nets Basketball
On his addiction to porn: “When Marvin Gaye made ‘Sexual Healing’, it was a fun song but he really had a problem with sex. And I think I have a sexual problem, a sexual addiction. I want to do it all the time. My only drug is porn. I have porn with me all the time. Whenever I go to the porn store, I call it the crack house.” (Rolling Stone, 2006)
In Touch Weekly 5th Anniversary Party – New York
On being the first black James Bond “I don’t want to be James Bond. I don’t want to fit into this iconic figure that someone else has made. Just like how I don’t want to be Jesus Christ. My whole life, they’re like, you know, I was raised as a Christian, and they’re like ‘Be Christ-like.’ I’m like, ‘No! I don’t wanna fuckin’ be Christ-like. I want to be me-like.’” (Hip-Hop DX, 2008)