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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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'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 ...
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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 ...
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Kris Jenner Poses In A Pool With Her Daughters In Sexy Throwback Photo

Jul 23 2014 9:20am CDT | Source: Huffington Post

Kris Jenner took to Instagram to post a sexy Kardashian family throwback photo on Tuesday, July 22. In the snapshot, the momager poses with her three oldest daughters, Kourtney, Kim and Khloe, in a pool. "I miss you guys so much @kourtneykardash @kimkardashian @khloekardashian !!! "#pleasecomehome" "#love," Jenner captioned the picture. It's understandable why she would be feeling the ...
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Kanye West teases new album for September, confirms single title

Jul 22 2014 10:53am CDT | Source: Digital Spy

The rapper says his new single "can be in the club", but Jay Z wo ...
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Brody Jenner Says It's NBD He Skipped Kim's Wedding But Went To Reggie Bush's

Jul 15 2014 3:50pm CDT | Source: Huffington Post

Longtime reality television personality Sam Brody Jenner (bet you didn't know his first name is Sam) raised some perfectly plucked eyebrows this past weekend when he attended Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush's wedding to model-dancer Lilit Avagyan. Perhaps you're wondering why there was such a fuss; C-list celebrities regularly attend the weddings of other C-list celebrities. Well, you are likely forgetting that Bush is Jenner's stepsister Kim Kardashian ...
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Brody Jenner Attends Reggie Bush's Wedding To Lilit Avagyan

Jul 13 2014 9:48am CDT | Source: Huffington Post

What will Kim Kardashian think? Brody Jenner attended the wedding of Kardashian's ex, Reggie Bush, and model Lilit Avagyan Saturday, July 12, with his new girlfriend, Kaitlynn Carter. The nuptials went down at the Grand Del Mar resort in San Diego, California, according to Us Weekly. The reality star shared two photos from the lavish event on his Instagram, including one with the bride and groom. While Jenner was all smiles at Bush and Avagyan's wed ...
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6 weeks ago

Kanye West Talks About Being Turned On By Kim Kardashian, And Editing Their Wedding Photo

Jun 17 2014 10:28am CDT | Source: Huffington Post

Kanye West is currently in Cannes, which means he is currently talking about Kim Kardashian in Cannes. During his appearance at Translation's seminar, "Technology, Culture, and Consumer Adoption: Learning to Read the Cultural Landscape," on Tuesday, June 17, the rapper spoke about a few things Kardashian-related, including how turned on he is by her. "I have to work with the No. 1," he s ...
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6 weeks ago

Here's Kim Kardashian And Kanye West As Slightly NSFW 'Simpsons' Characters

Jun 17 2014 9:09am CDT | Source: Huffington Post

In case you ever wondered what Kim Kardashian and Kanye West would look like as characters on "The Simpsons," artist Alexsandro Palombo has you covered. These slightly NSFW cartoon renderings of Kardashian's most famous poses for Playboy and other racy photo shoots are sure to strike fear into your heart, and don't ...
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6 weeks ago

Keeping Up with the Kardashians Rekap: Kooking with Kim, Kontrolling with Kris

Jun 16 2014 5:44am CDT | Source: TV Fanatic

Note to Kanye West: you may wanna have a handful of takeout menus ready. On Keeping Up with the Kardashians Season 9 Episode 9, Kim learned how to cook, Bruce got a haircut and Scott made a possibly valuable discovery. We start things off with Bruce getting himself a trim, but choosing to keep the ponytail because, hey, it looks cool! He also gets some highlights, along with an opinion from estra ...
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Kim Kardashian Shares Bikini Photos From Vacation in Mexico

Jun 13 2014 7:34am CDT | Source: Huffington Post

It's comforting to see that marriage hasn't changed Kim Kardashian. The 33-year-old newlywed is still hard at work doing what she does best -- sharing bikini photos with the Internet. On June 12, Kardashian posted a few of photos of herself poolside in a white bikini while on vacation in Punta Mita, Mexico, with new husband Kanye West. It was "tan time" for Kardashian, ...
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