Kanye West’s rants are classic. Whether they happen onstage, through an interview or even unsolicited, he can drop a lot of knowledge, though some of the parts you might have to weed out.
Appearing on Ellen yesterday (May 18), ‘Ye told the crowd why he isn’t content with where he is and why he’s so focused on his ideas, which he believes to be legendary.
“When I make clothes…It’s funny because I’ll sit there with Obama and Leo [DiCaprio]'s talking about the environment and I’m talking about clothes and everyone looks at me like, ‘That’s not an important issue,’” he explained when asked about changing the world. “But I remember going to school in fifth grade and wanting to have a cool outfit. I called the head of Payless. I’m like, ‘I want to work with you. I want to take all this information that I’ve learned from sitting in all these fashion shows and knocking on all these doors and buying all these expensive clothes, and I want to take away bullying.’”
Kanye also reflected on his now-infamous request of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to give him $53 million. He admitted that reaching out through Facebook rather than Twitter may have been the more appropriate move.
"Now I understand why he didn't hit me back," he joked. "I understand that Zuckerberg doesn’t use Twitter. Even though I have had dinner with him and his wife and told him about how I wanted to help the world and he said he would help me and blah, blah, blah. That’s how it feels. It’s like The Pursuit of Happyness. It’s like you’re trying to sell this bone density machine or something. I feel that if I had more resources, I could help more people. I have ideas that can make the human race’s existence, within our 100 years, better."
Another segment of Yeezy’s appearance on Ellen DeGeneres's program had him talking about his two children. He was asked if another was on the way, to which he seemed indifferent. There have been recent rumors that ‘Ye and wife Kim Kardashian are planning on having a third child.
Watch segments of Kanye West’s guest appearance on Ellen below.
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