Kanye West Claims He’s Bigger Than Michael Jackson
Kanye West is never one to mince words.
In a new interview with the BBC Radio 1, the rapper opens up about his successes, including becoming a father to 3-month-old daughter North with Kim Kardashian.
“I’ve got to a point that Michael Jackson did not break down,” says Kanye. “I have reached the glass ceiling, as a creative person, as a celebrity… and I’ve been at it for 10 years. I look around and I say, ‘Wait a minute. There’s no one around here in that looks like me. And if they are, they’re quiet as f–k.’ So that means, wait a second — now we’re seriously like, in a civil rights movement.”
Kanye also gushed about how “perfect” his last album, 2010’s My Beautiful Dark, Twisted Fantasy, was, “but that’s not what I’m here to do.”
He’s so perfect, in fact, he considers himself a rock star, he also said. “Rap is the new rock ‘n’ roll. We the rock stars …We the new rock stars and I’m the biggest of all of them. I’m the No. 1 rock star on the planet!”
But Kanye didn’t just talks about himself. He also gushed about his happiness with having a family.
“That’s what Kim gave me. She gave me everything, she gave me family, she gave me a support system. She was in a powerful enough situation where she could love me without asking me for money, which is really hard for me to find.”