Kanye’s Kray-est Kanye-isms

Kanye's Kray-est Kanye-isms


by Milly Putt |
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Kanye West is apparently 'serious' about running for President in 2020, according to an interview with his wife, Kim Kardashian West, this week.

This news, made us instantly reminisce about some of Kanye's kray-est Kanye-isms. And there are A LOT. It's a Kanye quote goldmine out there.

So, here's a selection of our favourite 'words to live by', from the potential future President of the United States of America...

#Spoileralert: They're all about Kim, success and of course, Kanye.

Kanye On Reality TV And Keeping Up With The Kardashians

“I feel proud to be in a family that has, you know, so many people breaking ground for the generations to come..."

"KUWTK is so f—king new of an art form...my wife and my family should’ve had plenty of Emmys by now.”

“Reality shows are considered to be like rap was when the Mondrian (hotel) wouldn’t let Run DMC and motherf—king Will Smith stay there because they were rappers,”

" (I don't understand) the idea of a reality star not being allowed into a fashion show or not being nominated for their show, even if it’s the longest-running and the most popular (show).”

Kanye On Fashion

[On his outfits from the late-2000s] "Yeah, kill self. That's all I have to say. Kill self."

"No flip flops for black dudes. I don’t care where you at."

"I jog in Lanvin."

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Kanye On Success

"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?"

"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."

"For me, first of all, dopeness is what I like the most. Dopeness. People who want to make things as dope as possible, and, by default, make money from it."


Kanye At The VMAs

“Yo Taylor, I’m really happy for you, I’mma let you finish, but Beyonce has one of the best videos of all time. One of the best videos of all time!"

"I have decided in 202o to run for president."


Kanye On Being A God

"When someone comes up and says something like, 'I am a god,' everybody says 'Who does he think he is?' I just told you who I thought I was. A god. I just told you."

"I’m the closest that hip-hop is getting to God. In some situations I’m like a ghetto Pope."

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Kanye On Kim

"Kate Upton ain’t Marilyn Monroe, Kim is Marilyn Monroe, you know that."

“Kim doesn’t understand what a blessing I am to her.”

"We have the highest level of communication that has ever happened in existance - my wife. She’s like MTV, and NBC and all combined. Number one on Instagram. And then the entire family. There is no ad you can put in any magazine that can add up to me or my family just walking on the street - that is the reality."

Kanye On Kanye

"Visiting my mind is like visiting the Hermès factory. Sh*t is real."

"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 f***ing with you, and the world, the entire time."

"As a man I am flawed, but my music is perfect."

"I am mother f****** Michelangelo"


Kanye's First World Problems

"My greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live."

"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."

“Man…ninjas are kind of cool…I just don’t know any personally."*

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


“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". ****


-Words by Milly Putt

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