We lament any poor journalist that has to interview Kanye West because it always ends they same way: Kanye being Kanye.
Ellen DeGeneres got a full dose of Kanye on her show. At first she discussed Kanye’s twitter account, and found that he doesn’t regret a single tweet he’s ever sent. Not one. Ever.
The eight minute interview included such philosophical anecdotes such as:
“I have ideas that can make the human race’s existence within our hundred years better, period.”
Ideas that he initially wanted funded by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, back when he was reportedly $50 million in debt, which they did touch on in the interview. Kanye did say that it might have been a better idea to solicit Zuckerberg via Facebook, rather than Twitter and even called the CEO out on not following up on promises made over dinner to help Kanye with his vision.
From there the conversation devolved, despite Ellen’s best efforts to keep things on track.
“… I don’t give a f*ck how much you sold, if you playing on radio. Are you connecting? Picasso is dead. Steve Jobs is dead. Walt Disney is dead. Name somebody living that you can name in the same breath as them. Don’t tell me about being likable. We got a hundred years here. We’re one race, the human race, one civilization. We’re a blip in the existence of the universe! And we constantly try to pull each other down!”
Kanye’s rants always feel like they should come at the end of an inspirational movie, like Charlie Chaplin’s The Dictator, but then they take a bizarre turn.
In the end, he apologized to day time America for his “realness.”