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Kanye West Brags in New Interview: "I'm the #1 Rockstar on the Planet"

Kanye West

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There are a lot of words that can be used to describe Kanye West — humble is not one of them. The rapper recently sat down for an interview with BBC Radio 1, and he had no qualms when it came to bragging about his “greatness.”

“Rap is the new rock ‘n’ roll,” he said. “We’re the rockstars. We’re the new rockstars and I’m the biggest of them all. Im the number 1 rockstar on the planet.”

That wasn’t all that the new dad had to brag about, either. He even went as far as to make a reference to how he’s doing better than Michael Jackson. “I’ve gotten to a point that Michael Jackson did not break down. I have reached the glass ceiling as a creative person, as a celebrity,” he boasted. “And I’ve been at it for ten years! I look around and say, ‘Wait a minute…there’s no one around here that looks like me!'”

Despite his clear recognition of his own success, Kanye did admit that he is envious of his pal Jay Z. “Jay is more realized than me,” he explained. “More of his dreams and aspirations have come true. You don’t realize — I’m so frustrated. Like, I’ve got so much I want to give. And I’ve got a million people telling me why I can’t do it.”

One subject that ‘Ye did get (at least a little bit) sincere and emotional about, though, was his relationship with Kim Kardashian. “She gave me everything — she gave me family, she gave me a support system,” he revealed. “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.”

And he wonders why he has the reputation that he does…


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