The 31 Best Kanye West Quotes of 2013
By Chancellor Agard
December 11th 20135:16 pm
He’s a god. He’s the espresso. He’s the Braveheart of creativity. He's Shakespeare in the flesh. And that’s just a taste of what Kanye West said about himself in 2013.
“Yeezy season approaching/F--- whatever y’all be hearing/F--- what, f--- whatever y’all been wearing/A monster about to come alive again”
These lyrics opened Kanye West’s Yeezus. They also warned of what was to come in the latter half of 2013. Since his album dropped in June, Kanye has made a welcomed return to the limelight with multiple candid interviews and public appearances. And if there’s one thing you can expect when Kanye is in a room, it’s that he’ll say something that will be worth discussing with your friends. Thankfully, West did not disappoint—he gave us some great quotes on pop culture, design, the state of rap, the fashion industry, and of course Kanye West, the creative genius.
“I think that’s a responsibility that I have, to push possibilities, to show people, this is the level that things could be at. So when you get something that has the name Kanye West on it, it’s supposed to be pushing the furthest possibilities. I will be the leader of a company that ends up being worth billions of dollars, because I got the answers. I understand culture. I am the nucleus.” June 16, New York Times
"I am so credible and so influential and so relevant that I will change things." June 16, New York Times
“It’s only led me to complete awesomeness at all times. It’s only led me to awesome truth and awesomeness. Beauty, truth, awesomeness. That’s all it is. “June 16, New York Times
“So the next day I went to the studio with Daft Punk, and I wrote ‘I Am a God,’Cause it’s like, yo! Nobody can tell me where I can and can’t go. Man, I’m the No. 1 living and breathing rock star. I am Axl Rose; I am Jim Morrison; I am Jimi Hendrix.” June 19, W Magazine ...
“I made that song because I am a god…I don’t think there’s much more explanation. I’m not going to sit here and defend s--t. That s--t is rock ‘n’ roll, man. That s--t is rap music. I am a god. Now what?” June 19, W Magazine
"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. That’s who I think I am," September 24, BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe ...All 31 at the Daily Beast