Kanye West tells BBC he's 'the No. 1 rock star on the planet'
In case you didn't already think Kanye West was self-aggrandizing weirdo, you will after hearing about his interview with the BBC. Why? Oh, just because he said his latest album is "perfect," compared his struggles to the civil rights movement and called himself "the No. 1 rock star on the planet." You know, real endearing stuff like that.
Saying "there would be no Kanye West if it wasn't for Michael Jackson," he swears his creativity is limited only by the system.
"I've got to a point that Michael Jackson did not break down. I have reached the glass ceiling, as a creative person, as a celebrity...and I've been at it for 10 years," he told BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe, according to Us Weekly. "I look around and I say, 'Wait a minute. There's no one around here in that looks like me. And if they are, they're quiet as f---.' So that means, wait a second -- now we're seriously like, in a civil rights movement."
He said he should be able to design clothes ot shoes or do whatever, but darn it, he just can't.
"You don't realize -- I am so frustrated. Like, I've got so much I want to give...And I've got a million people telling me why I can't do it," he said. "I'm not trying to regurgitate myself. I showed people that I understand how to make perfect. You know, (My Twisted) Dark Fantasy could be considered to be perfect. I know how to make perfect, but that's not what I'm here to do. I'm here to crack the pavement and make new grounds sonically ... and culturally."
Then the money quote: "We culture. Rap is the new rock 'n' roll. We the rock stars...We the new rock stars and I'm the biggest of all of them. I'm the No. 1 rock star on the planet."
We can only assume this means 'Ye wants to control all forms of entertainment, everywhere, always. Unless he thinks he already does.