Kanye West Talks Social Media, Fashion and Changing the World on ‘Ellen’ [VIDEO]
Kanye West is never short on words. The rapper-producer recently appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and went on an epic 8-minute stream of consciousness rant about trying to save humanity.
When Ellen asked Yeezy if he regrets any of the tweets that he has posted on his Twitter account, he said, “Nope.” (Oh, really?!)
Kanye then went on to clarify that everything that he’s trying to do whether it’s in music or fashion, is to help better humanity. "It's like you're trying to sell this bone density machine," he explains, referring to Will Smith's character in The Pursuit of Happiness. "I have ideas that can make the human race existence within our 100 years better... period."
The Chicago native then went on to explain his passion for fashion and why he has to break down barriers so others can be able to create freely in the competitive industry. "I have to be the Michael Jackson of apparel to break open the doors of everyone that will come after I'm gone," he said, referring to MJ's fight to have his music videos get airtime on MTV in the early 1980s. He then refer to himself as "Wacko Kanye."
Kanye also attributes his fiery passion to hip-hop, as he name-checked Rakim, Phife Dawg and Russell Simmons as his creative influence.
"I feel that I can make a difference while I'm here," he said. "I feel I can make things better with my skills set. I'm an artist."
"I'm sorry daytime television, I'm sorry for the realness," he told the audience.
No need to apologize Kanye. We understand that you are a very passionate guy who wants to change the world.
Watch Kanye West's epic rant on Ellen above and watch him play a fun game called "5 Second Rule" below.