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The 10 Best Quotes from Zane Lowe’s Interview with Kanye West

Love him or hate him, Kanye West has been at the forefront of music and fashion respectively and no matter how much the media tries to tear him down or misconstrued his words, he has proven to be an indestructible force to be reckoned with. Recently, ‘Ye took part in a four part interview conducted by Zane Lowe for BBC Radio 1 in which he didn’t hold anything back… as usual. The guys over at Highsnobiety have taken the liberty of choosing 10 of their favorite quotes from the interview, Check them out below.

On race and limitations: “I’ve reached a point in my life where my Truman Showboat has hit the painting. And 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. When I say that, it means, I want to do product, I am a product person. Not just clothing, but water bottle design, architecture, everything.”

On fashion: “Me and Virgil (Abloh) are in Rome, giving designs to Fendi, over and over, and getting our designs knocked down … (We) brought the leather jogging pants six years ago to Fendi, and they said ‘no.’ How many motherfuckers you done seen with a leather jogging pant?”

On hip-hop dominance: “Rap is the new rock and roll. We are culture. Rap is the new rock and roll. We are the rock stars. It’s been like that for a minute, Hedi Slimane. It’s been like that for a minute. We the biggest rock stars, and I’m the biggest of all of them.”

On his role as a musician: “I showed people that I understand how to make perfect.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 society, culturally.”

On Lady Gaga: “Look at Gaga, she’s the creative director of Polaroid. I like some of the Gaga songs; what the fuck does she know about cameras?”

On being God: “When someone comes up and says something like, ‘I am a God,’ everybody says, Who does he think he is? I just told you who I thought I was: A God.”

On Kim Kardashian: 
“She was in a powerful enough situation where she could love me without asking for money. Which is really hard for me to find.”

On his softer side: “People think a lot of my motivation is very megalomaniac and self-oriented. To the contrary completely. I just want to help.”

On flip-flops: “No flip-flops for black dudes. I don’t care where you at. Wear some hot ass Jordans on the beach.”

On his fans: “If you a Kanye West fan, you a fan of yourself.”

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