Kanye West: ‘I’m not a musician, I’m an inventor’

The rapper writes in a new essay that he 'likes innovating and making things better'

Kanye West has penned an essay about the American Dream for the new issue of Paper Magazine.

The essay sees West making claims of being both an “inventor” and an “innovator”.

West begins the piece by saying that “I know people want to talk about the American Dream, but my dream is a world dream,”and the topic eventually veers to the rapper’s own career, with West stating: “I am not what I would consider truly a musician. I am an inventor. I am an innovator.”

West continues: “‘Graduation’ was an innovation. ‘808s & Heartbreak’ was an innovation. The song ‘N***as in Paris’ was an innovation. ‘Only One’ was an innovation. ‘FourFiveSeconds’ was an innovation. I care about innovating. I don’t care about capitalizing off of something that we’ve seen or heard a thousand times. I’m not a capitalist in that way. I’m an innovator. That’s my job. I like two things: I like innovating and I like making things better.”

Elsewhere in the essay, West denies rumours that he is part of a hip-hop run Illuminati, saying that the group does not exist at all. Elsewhere in the essay West touches on subjects including the obstacles he has faced in establishing himself as a fashion designer.

West, who was recently voted as one of the world’s most powerful people by Time, made two cameo appearances at Coachella this weekend first joining The Weeknd on stage before later surprising fans during Stromae’s set.

Earlier today, Muse discussed meeting Kanye West at one of their shows. Speaking on BBC Radio 1 to Nick Grimshaw this morning (April 21), the band’s frontman Matt Bellamy described how West came backstage after the band played a gig in the US a few years back.