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"I Am the Nucleus": The 14 Craziest Things Kanye West Told The New York Times
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"I Am the Nucleus": The 14 Craziest Things Kanye West Told The New York Times

Jun 12 2013, 3:30pm CDT | by

Kanye West broke his no press policy for a bizarre interview with  The New York Times, in which he made a case for his own greatness, declared himself the next Steve Jobs and explained how...

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"I Am the Nucleus": The 14 Craziest Things Kanye West Told The New York Times

Jun 12 2013, 3:30pm CDT | by

Kanye West broke his no press policy for a bizarre interview with  The New York Times, in which he made a case for his own greatness, declared himself the next Steve Jobs and explained how interrupting Taylor Swift only made him more awesome. "If anyone's reading this waiting for some type of full-on, flat apology for anything, they should just stop reading right now," West said regarding Swift. But we couldn't stop reading! Here are the 17 strangest highlights from his career-spanning Q&A: On how middle school basketball taught him to demand respect: "I was on the junior team when I was a freshman, that's how good I was. But I wasn't on my eighth-grade team, because some coach — some Grammy, some reviewer, some fashion person, some blah blah blah — they're all the same as that coach. Where I didn't feel that I had a position in eighth grade to scream and say, "Because I hit every one of my shots, I deserve to be on this team!" I'm letting it out on everybody who doesn't want to give me my credit." On fighting for the greater good: "Justice could just be clearing a path for people to dream properly. It could be clearing a path to make it fair within the arena that I play. You know, if Michael Jordan can scream at the refs, me as Kanye West, as the Michael Jordan of music, can go and say, 'This is wrong.'" On racial politics and math at the Grammys: "I don't know if this is statistically right, but I'm assuming I have the most Grammys of anyone my age, but I haven't won one against a white person. But the thing is, I don't care about the Grammys; I just would like for the statistics to be more accurate." On his own greatness: "I am so credible and so influential and so relevant that I will change things." Kanye vs. Taylor Swift and more of the biggest celeb feuds On interrupting Taylor Swift: "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." On believing in himself: "I knew when I wrote the line 'light-skinned friend look like Michael Jackson' [from the song 'Slow Jamz'] I was going to be a big star." On his peers: "I am in the lineage of Gil Scott-Heron, great activist-type artists. But I'm also in the lineage of a Miles Davis — you know, that liked nice things also." On his public demeanor: "Maybe 90 percent of the time it looks like I'm not having a good time." On his creative influences: "This one Corbusier lamp was like, my greatest inspiration... I'm a minimalist in a rapper's body." 11 shows you're giving up on next season On confidence: "The longer your 'gevity is, the more confidence you build. The idea of Kanye and vanity are like, synonymous." On why we should all let him be himself: "Like, I want the world to be better! All I want is positive! All I want is dopeness! Why would you want to control that?" On why everyone should respect him: "Once that happens, everyone wins. The world wins; fresh kids win; creatives win; the company wins." On being the next Steve Jobs: "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. On his future: "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." What do you think of Kanye's interview? Do you think he's the next Steve Jobs?

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Kim Kardashian's VMAs Dress Proves She's Serious About Plunging Necklines

Aug 24 2014 7:44pm CDT | Source: Huffington Post

Leave it to Kim Kardashian to steal the show at the MTV VMAs -- even when she doesn't have any musical talent. The 33-year-old reality star ensured that all eyes were on her on the red carpet on Sunday, Aug. 24, when she showed up in a red and black patterned dress that proved she's very serious about plunging necklines. Kardashian was at the awards to support new husband Kanye West, who is nom ...
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Kim Kardashian's Selfie Book Is Coming To A Book Store Near You

Aug 8 2014 3:40pm CDT | Source: Huffington Post

So that selfie book that Kim Kardashian was making for Kanye West's eyes only, well it's coming to a book store near you. Because really it was only a matter of time before the reality star attempted to monetize what she does best -- taking photos of herself. We know what you are thinking: Yes, the woman who regularly posts selfies on Instagram and other social media platforms, where you can view them for free, does inde ...
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Kim Kardashian Discusses Sister Khloe's Drunken Wedding Antics On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

Aug 5 2014 10:43am CDT | Source: Huffington Post

Khloe Kardashian got super drunk at sister Kim and Kanye West's welcome party/rehearsal dinner in May. Appearing as a guest on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Monday, Aug. 4, Kim spilled the details of her sister's pre-wedding antics. "The night before at Versailles, Khloe drank a little too much," she said. "[The next day], I had to wake her up and she was laying down sleeping getting her makeup done for the wedding, and I'm just praying that she ...
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Baby North to appear on new Kanye West album? Cute studio picture revealed

Aug 4 2014 5:56pm CDT | Source: Digital Spy

The rapper is seen smiling brightly at his 13-month-old daughter North. ...
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Kim Kardashian Shares Adorable Photo Of North At Work With Kanye West

Aug 4 2014 12:54pm CDT | Source: Huffington Post

Little North West is growing up so fast! Kim Kardashian shared an adorable photo of Nori at work with Kanye West on Monday, August 4. In the snapshot, the 1-year-old sits perched on her daddy's lap while in a music studio. West has a huge grin on his face and it's not hard to see why. "#BringYourDaughterToWorkDay," Kardashian wrote ...
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Kim Kardashian And Kanye West Survived 72 Days Of Marriage

Aug 4 2014 9:22am CDT | Source: Huffington Post

A big congratulations goes out to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, who survived 72 days of marriage, and by most accounts have no plans of filing for divorce anytime soon. The couple, who were a match made by Narcissus himself, wed in a lavish ceremony in Florence, Italy on May 24, and it seems like Kardashian might have learned a thing or two since her short-lived marriage to Kris Humphries. No doubt the couple's 1-y ...
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Justin Bieber shows off famous friends in holiday snaps

Aug 2 2014 10:17am CDT | Source: Digital Spy

The singer posts pictures of himself with Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and T ...
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Kim Kardashian Shares Makeup-Free Selfie, The Rarest Of All Kardashian Selfies

Jul 31 2014 4:05pm CDT | Source: Huffington Post

If there is one thing we know in life to be true, it's that Kim Kardashian loves taking selfies. Seriously, the woman took over 1,200 of herself on a recent trip to Thailand as part of a "selfie book" (which is not actually a thing people do) for Kanye West, who was unable to join the family on their vacation. Needless to say, Kardashian doesn't tire of snapping pictures of he ...
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'Kardashians' Roundup: Kim and Kanye's Marriage Trouble Rumors

Jul 27 2014 4:50pm CDT | Source: Buddy TV

Major issues seem to have already tainted the marriage of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, who tied the knot roughly three months ago in an extravagant Italian wedding ceremony. According to rumors, the couple's marital woe mainly stems from their contrasting priorities: Kanye wants to concentrate on his career while Kim wants to focus on ...
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Kim Kardashian Tans In A Bikini Because She's Always On Vacation

Jul 24 2014 10:38am CDT | Source: Huffington Post

Another day, another photo of Kim Kardashian in a bikini, because that's how the universe works. And because the reality star always seems to be on vacation. Of course, when living your life in front of a camera happens to be the majority of your job, and your life happens to take you to gorgeous and luxurious locales, the line between work and vacation tends to blur. It could be argued that though Kardashian is technically on vacation in Mexico with her husband Kanye West an ...
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