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Kanye's Kraziest Quotes

He's not cocky, he's a 'creative genius'

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    "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." - New York Times Interview, 2013

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    "WE ALL GONE DIE ONE DAY" - On-stage rant during his show at the London Hammersmith Apollo, 2013

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    "My greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live." - on VH1's Storytellers, 2009

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    "All I want is dopeness! Why would you want to control that?" - "New York Times" Interview, 2013

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    "I never put anybody down to big myself up. I just big myself up." - To Complex's Future Shock, 2007

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    "Sometimes people write novels and they just be so wordy and so self-absorbed. I am not a fan of books. I would never want a book's autograph. I am a proud non-reader of books. I like to get information from doing stuff like actually talking to people and living real life." - Kanye West to "Reuters," 2009

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    "One of the problems with being a bubbling source of creativity - it's like I'm bubbling in a laboratory, and if you don't put a cap on it, at one point it will, like, break the glass. If I can hone that... then I have, like, nuclear power, like a superhero, like Cyclops when he puts his glasses on." - To "Details" Magazine, 2009

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    "Yo, Taylor, I'm really happy for you, I'ma let you finish, but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time! One of the best videos of all time!" - MTV Movie Awards, 2009

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    "Yo, how am I supposed to talk when you if you're going to run the [clip] in the middle of when I'm talking." - "Today Show" Interview with Matt Lauer, 2010

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    "I looked at Justin, and I was like: 'Do you want me to go onstage for you?'" - "New York Times" Interview, 2013

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    "I'm totally weird, and I'm totally honest, and I'm totally inappropriate sometimes. And the thing is, for me to say I wasn't a genius, I would just be lying to you and to myself." - "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," 2013

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    "I hate when I'm on a flight and I wake up with a water bottle next to me like oh great now I gotta be responsible for this water bottle" - Twitter

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    "I do have an ego and rightfully so." - on VH1's "Storytellers," 2009

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    "I don't even listen to rap. My apartment is too nice to listen to rap in." - DJ Semtex (BBC Radio) Interview, 2008

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    "I am undoubtedly, you know, Steve of Internet, downtown, fashion, culture. Period. By a long jump. I honestly feel that because Steve has passed, you know, it’s like when Biggie passed and Jay-Z was allowed to become Jay-Z." - New York Times Interview, 2013

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    "I have superstitions that if my outfit isn't that good, the show is not gonna be as pleasant to watch. Serious philosophies like that is what separates me from other artists." - Abbey Road Sessions Interview, 2009

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    "You do help me get money, paparazzi. You show people how fresh my outfit is." - "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," 2013

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    "If I don't win, the award show loses credibility." - MTV Europe Music Awards, 2006

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    "I wouldn't even say that I'm a rapper. I'd say I'm more of a messenger than a rapper." - Jimmy Kimmel, 2013

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    "God chose me. He made a path for me. I am God's vessel." - on VH1’s "Storytellers," 2009

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    "I still think I am the greatest" - Accepting the Billboard Music Award for Artist of the Year, 2004

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    "Everybody wanted to know what I would do, if I didn't win... I guess we'll never know!" - Grammys acceptance speech, 2005

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    "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." - New York Times Interview, 2013

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    "George Bush doesn't care about black people." - A Concert for Hurricane Relief

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    "For me, I'm a creative genius, and there's no other way to word it. I know you're not supposed to say that about yourself, and I say things the wrong way a lot of times. But my intention is always positive." - Jimmy Kimmel, 2013

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    "Put this in the magazine: There's nothing more to be said about music. I'm the f***ing end-all, be-all of music." - To "Details" Magazine, 2009

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