(The Root) — Kanye owned the Internet again on Wednesday with the publishing of an interview that the artist did with the New York Times. With the release of “Yeezus,” his sixth solo studio album, only a week away, Kanye sat down with Jon Caramanica to talk about his craft, his craft and his impact on music.
The interview, which “spanned several hours over three days,” seems to have been filled primarily with West talking about how amazing he is. There are some absolutely amazing quotables that could only come from West, such as “I am so credible and so influential and so relevant that I will change things” and “I think what Kanye West is going to mean is something similar to what Steve Jobs means.” (Click here for the Cliffs Notes.)
Whether you agree with Kanye or think he’s on some new, super-special kind of dope, the interview is truly a thing to behold, and Twitter had much to say about it.
Kanye West needs to learn about a little thing called humility
— Alexard Munoz (@AlexardMunoz) June 12, 2013
tbh we are lucky to live in a world where kanye west can exist
— Shani O. Hilton (@shani_o) June 12, 2013
This Kanye article is cool. Insightful. But I can’t fully rock w/ anyone that refers to self in 3rd person. But he don’t give a f*ck.
— Dee Phunk (@DeePhunk) June 12, 2013
That Kanye interview made me realize that I can’t identify with anyone who wasn’t cut from a team when they were young.
— Nathan (@ntjffrsn) June 12, 2013
Who died and turned Kanye into Lupe Fiasco?
— Xavier D’Leau (@TheXDExperience) June 12, 2013
I’m trying to get to Kanye levels of confidence so here goes: I’m the Spud Webb of DJing!