Kanye West is Michael Jordan and Steve Jobs, according to Kanye West.
In a long interview with the New York Times published Tuesday, the rapper and all-around garish personality said some things that no actual human being would ever say except for Kanye West.
When asked about how he responds to critics who don’t like his music or him as a person, Kim Kardashian’s baby daddy compared himself to the NBA great, a propos of nothing: “Michael Jordan can scream at the refs, me as Kanye West, as the Michael Jordan of music, can go and say, ‘This is wrong.'”
West is also so humble and kind-hearted that he is even willing to stand up for the poor little people like Justin Timberlake who don’t win Grammy Awards, saying, “I am so credible and so influential and so relevant that I will change things.”
The interviewer then brought up that whole Taylor Swift incident (remember the time he tried to take her award out of her hand) and asked if he wished his “instinct” stopped him from doing certain things like that, which he of course does not. “It’s only led me to complete awesomeness at all times,” he said. “It’s only led me to awesome truth and awesomeness. Beauty, truth, awesomeness. That’s all it is.”
Finally, the rapper concluded the interview by comparing himself to Steve Jobs, Notorious B.I.G. and Jay-Z all in one mouthful.
“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. Period. By a long jump,” West said in all seriousness. “I honestly feel that because Steve has passed, you know, it’s like when Biggie passed and Jay-Z was allowed to become Jay-Z.
“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.”