Kanye West Talks About Kim Kardashian, Slams Her Critics


Kanye West Blasts People Who Look Down on Kim Kardashian & Talks Being Fearless in the Industry

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Photo Credit: Jimmy Kimmel Live/ABC/YouTube

Photo Credit: Jimmy Kimmel Live/ABC/YouTube

By: Amanda Anderson-Niles

Kanye talks about Kim Kardashian and slams the paps on Jimmy Kimmel’s show? As we reported recently, Kanye West agreed to make an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel’s show, and this comes just weeks after both got into a rather bizarre Twitter beef over a spoof of Kanye’s recent interview with BBC Radio 1. Kanye said a mouthful last night during his time with Kimmel, and although both have squashed the beef, people are talking about what Kanye did say about fame, the paparazzi and about his reality star girlfriend Kim Kardashian. Kanye accused the industry of invoking classism towards him and Kim, and he slammed people for saying that they aren’t good enough to accomplish their dreams. He made it clear he wasn’t happy that Kim was recently denied a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame because she’s a reality star and he said he was infuriated that the fashion elite don’t want to work with him because he’s a rapper. The artist did a lot of ranting but here’s some of the best quotes. On Kim’s critics and why he believes in himself despite the backlash he gets so often, Kanye says:

“It’s not about racism anymore, it’s classism. That’s what I talked about. Like Paula Deen, she was old school with it. They like, ‘We don’t do it like that anymore, Paula Deen and all that racist. We’re classist now.’ So this classism is what they do to try to say, well you’re a rapper and your girl’s on a reality show. So you’re not up here with us. We’re old money. We do this, blah, blah, blah. It’s snobbery and I’m not into all of that snobbery because we have the loudest voice. We have the loudest communication. All we wanna do is make awesome stuff. All we want is a real shot.

“People don’t stand up and protect their dreams. People are too scared of getting spoofed in a way. And the irony of it is, people that are creatives…think about the creatives at school. When you picture them, you probably picture them all the way in the back of the class sketching or maybe getting beat up. And I’m the one creative…see this is the reason I went on stage, this the reason I did this because creatives have gotten beat up my entire life. And there’s moments when I stood up to drug dealers in Chicago and said, ‘You can’t have my publishing, come and kill me. Do whatever you’re going to do, but you’re not going to bully me. You’re not going to just stop me because my mother made me believe in myself.’ No matter how many people say stop believing in yourself, stop saying what you can do, affirming what you’re going to do and then completing that in real life. That’s the improper way to do it. I refuse to follow those rules that society has set up and the way they control people with low self-esteem with improper information, with branding, with marketing. I refuse to follow those rules. It’s about truth, it’s about information, it’s about awesomeness. And the only luxury is time, the time you spend with your family. That’s the only luxury.

“So when I compare myself to Steve Jobs, Walt Disney, Howard Hughes, David Stern, Michelangelo, da Vinci, Jesus; I’m saying these are my heroes. These are people that I look up to. This is the type of impact I want to make on the earth.”


Kanye then rants about the paparazzi and says he only wants to be respected. But the moment they step out of line, he will get Chicago on them:

“And the way paparazzi talk to me and my family is disrespectful. We bring something of joy to the world. When people hear my music, they have a good time. And I should be respected as such when I walk down the street. Don’t ask me a question about something you saw in the tabloids. Don’t try to antagonize me. You know what, it’s not safe for you in this zoo. Never think I’m not from Chicago for one second. And think you can walk up and disrespect me and my family constantly. And people say, well you signed up for to be a celebrity, blah, blah, blah. And I understand paparazzi. I understand you got to get your money. It’s hard out here…but let’s have respect for each other. You do help me get money, paparazzi. You show people how hot my outfit is. That helps me influence people.”


Kim Kardashian took to her Twitter account to praise her man’s interview, which she labeled as “the truth”:

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Check out the full interview below:

Amanda is a TV junkie with a passion for all things reality television. She's from Decatur, GA.


  1. Meeka

    October 10, 2013 at 10:06 am

    I get that Kim is his BM and he wants to defend her but she does NOT deserve a star on the Walk of Fame. She was denied not because she’s a reality star, but because she doesn’t have any real talent and got famous from a sex tape. If she wanted to be respected, she should have found a better way to get on.

  2. Ratchet Queen

    October 10, 2013 at 10:07 am

    Kanye went off, I expected him too though. LOL.

  3. Nicole

    October 10, 2013 at 10:09 am

    Both Kanye and Kim want to be accepted so bad by the Hollywood elite, but the truth is that will never happen. At some point they need to understand it’s just not that serious. Kanye has talent, but he’s always ranting and having outbursts, and Kim is the one who decided she wanted to get fame from a sex tape. She made the choice and it will follow her forever. That’s life.

    • xedos

      October 10, 2013 at 3:03 pm

      You could say that about blacks during the civil rights era . they should just stay at their own counter, school and movie theater. Their is no difference between blacks in Hollywood complaining about getting movies roles or getting movie made than Kanye and the fashion industry . Their is no difference about Naomi Campbell talking about the racism in the modeling industry and Kanye complaining about the fashion industry. Is just the mentality you have or been condition by the white media pickup by the black media that he’s just a rapper. As Kanye said, if he call himself a gangsta,pimp or drug dealer everyone loves that,” but he moment he say i’m a god people have a problem. The media has shape our minds and pick our leaders. they always go for the one they feel less threaten by. The choose Martin over Malcolm.We need to stop letting the white media stop choosing our leaders

      • The Truth

        October 10, 2013 at 3:10 pm

        @ xedos, Nah, you missed the whole point. Nicole is right. Kanye will never be accepted by the Fashion elite. But why care? If black people focused more on building our own empires instead of getting into the white empires, we’d be a stronger community now. But hey, I guess I’m the only one who feels that way.

        • SaySumting

          October 10, 2013 at 4:43 pm


  4. Queen

    October 10, 2013 at 10:11 am

    Sorry, but I don’t feel bad for Kim. I like Kanye and a lot of the music he’s made over the last decade. I’m not into his new stuff and I’m not confident I like where he’s doing musically as an artist. But what I won’t ever do is put Kim on some pedestal. She got famous for a sex tape and her family are nothing but a group of fame whores who put money before values. I can’t take them seriously. But I do see that Kanye cares for her.

  5. Yeah I Said It!

    October 10, 2013 at 10:14 am

    Why does Kim deserve a star? She has no talent and she’s a porn star who lucked up and got a reality show for her and her whole fam. The only reason they are in the media everyday is because E! pays for press overload, because they want to protect their cash cows. That family won’t ever get respect because the way they got on and stay relevant is done unethically.

  6. Anonymous

    October 10, 2013 at 10:16 am

    I’m so tired of Kanye and his trashy baby mama. He’s ranting about the group of people he wants to accept them. If he’s so powerful and special like he thinks he is, why does he care so much about people who don’t care for him? I don’t get it.

  7. Get Busy

    October 10, 2013 at 10:17 am

    Kanye spoke a lot of truth. People won’t admit it because it’s Kanye, but the truth is the truth. People are so busy trying to live up to the standards of society that they’ve become complacent cowards. I see a lot of that on here…

  8. Shayla

    October 10, 2013 at 10:19 am

    LOL at him saying Kim deserves a star. That’s just more proof that they are both very delusional.

  9. My 2 Cents

    October 10, 2013 at 10:21 am

    Oh whatever. If Kim wanted to be respected for her “career” maybe she should have found another way to get famous than by lying on her back for Ray J. No matter who she dates, marries, what clothes she wear, she will always be a porn star to most people. People will do anything to get on and they don’t think about the fact that it will always follow you.

  10. 404

    October 10, 2013 at 10:24 am

    He needs to stop trying to be accepted. If he puts the focus back into his music, at the end of the day he will be respected for his work by most people. And that’s more important in my opinion.

  11. anonymous

    October 10, 2013 at 10:25 am

    I don’t think Kim will ever get the respect Kanye is demanding from most people. That’s what happens when a woman uses her body to succeed in life. #shrugs

  12. Troll

    October 10, 2013 at 10:28 am

    That star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame will never happen. But it goes to show you how self entitled Kim really is. She thinks she’s a real celebrity and deserves the money and fame she has. Most of the world disagrees.

  13. O-La

    October 10, 2013 at 10:32 am

    I’m so sick of all the ranting and whining Kanye does. All those people he named as heroes didn’t do that. They didn’t talk about how great they were all the time. Instead they stayed busy showing that. If Kanye would talk and rant less and just worked, maybe he would be taken more seriously. These rants don’t make him a rebel. They make him a crybaby. Nothing is owed to anyone. Work hard and let your work speak for itself. Steve Jobs sure did.

  14. O-La

    October 10, 2013 at 10:33 am

    And as far as Kim goes, she sealed her fate when she decided to sell her sex tape for fame. No one takes a woman who uses sex to succeed in life seriously. We respect the Oprahs of the worlds, not the Kims.

    • xedos3

      October 10, 2013 at 2:51 pm

      Lots of women use sex to succeed women use it all the time in the work place to move up the ladder. women use it to keep a roof over their kids head and put food on the table.Lots of women have sex with men because he’s a provider. you people don’t live in the real world. If some of the tape leak and the rest was going to come out why not make money off it. Everyone call KIM names because of the tape,but she was not having sex with herself. All the shady thing RayJ did and he got a free pass,but Kim is the whore.Ray J was her man not some one she just pick off the street for a one night stand. Even though Kim has move on with her life, Ray Jay still trying to milk the sh-t yet Kim is the bad one

      • O-La

        October 10, 2013 at 3:06 pm

        “Lots of women use sex to succeed women use it all the time in the work place to move up the ladder. women use it to keep a roof over their kids head and put food on the table.Lots of women have sex with men because he’s a provider. you people don’t live in the real world.” >>> Hon, that’s called a prostitute. Do you live around hookers? If so, that’s a personal problem. I’ll pass on becoming a hooker to pay the bills. I have a college degree and career and don’t have to do that. Kim’s stupid. So she used the only thing she felt she had to get ahead like a true tramp. And also, I don’t have a sex tape. I’m classy so that goes against what I stand for. I also don’t send out naked photos. Why give a man power to ruin me?

        ” Everyone call KIM names because of the tape,but she was not having sex with herself. All the shady thing RayJ did and he got a free pass,but Kim is the whore.Ray J was her man not some one she just pick off the street for a one night stand. Even though Kim has move on with her life, Ray Jay still trying to milk the sh-t yet Kim is the bad one” >>> Nice try. We regularly call Ray J. a male whore on here and laugh at how much of a loser he is. And who cares if they were in a relationship when they made the tape? Kim’s tramp record goes further than the tape, everyone knows that. Talk to people in the industry and you’ll get a good laugh.

      • Seriously?

        October 10, 2013 at 3:19 pm

        No Xedos3, Kim doesn’t live in the real world. She’s the same one who had a fake marriage of 72 days for a story line, has had so much work done to her face she’s not as pretty as she used to be, her butt isn’t real, she calls the paps whenever she leaves the house, and I’m sure this things with Kris and Bruce is fake too for ratings. Her whole life isn’t real. She does everything for attention and relevance. You see, we actually do live in the real world, and that’s why we know that comment you wrote and Kim’s whole career are just laughable.

      • Gloria

        October 10, 2013 at 3:34 pm

        This has to be one of the dumbest comments I have ever read in my life.

      • LaLa

        October 10, 2013 at 4:37 pm

        Man GTFOH. Not every woman uses sex to get ahead and the nerve of you to praise that type of female. Grow up.

  15. Veronica

    October 10, 2013 at 10:55 am

    Kanye needs to understand that the greats don’t have to keep telling the world they are great.

  16. Lay Lay

    October 10, 2013 at 11:04 am

    In one breath he says he doesn’t care what people think about him. In the next he’s upset the fashion industry doesn’t accept him. Which one is it?

  17. Seriously?

    October 10, 2013 at 11:07 am

    “I don’t do publicity stunts.” – Kanye West *blank stare*

  18. Gabriella

    October 10, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    This interview clearly shows Kanye is an idiot. This is apart of life and racism and classism and everybody doesn’t have to accept you. The respect part I can understand but he has to earn respect which he has but Kanye doesn’t respect other people and in the last couple years people have lost respect for him because how he carries himself. As far as Kim he tried to make it seem like people just have a vendetta against Kim like she didn’t bring a lot of this on herself like having a sex tape, having a fake 72 day marriage and etc and he can’t blame people that they don’t want to be associated with her. I just dismissed what he said about the paps because he is with a family that is known to call paps he acts like he can’t control himself so that’s on him. There are bigger stars then Kanye that don’t get harassed like this but he chooses to flip out so take the consequences. What I got from this interview is Kanye wants everybody to accept him rather with fashion, mainstream media. Everybody is not going to believe in your dream and vision but its up to him to keep working hard and show and prove. (I.E. Jay z sports management) Stop whining! If he really loves Kim he wouldn’t care if she is accepted. Kanye is spoiled and I am positive that all the people he named that he looks up to have endured road blocks to accomplish their dreams why should Kanye be any different to achieve his goals.

    • Ms CiCi

      October 10, 2013 at 2:21 pm

      Well said…

  19. xedos3

    October 10, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Everyone hate Kim and her reality show,yet every broke or wash up artist now want a reality show.Look how many reality show is on TV now since Kim. The difference is Kim is a marketing genius. People just hate on her because she’s successful at what she does. majority of the people who hate on her would love to be where she’s at in her life. We live in a capitalist society. Kim is selling something and people are buying

    • Queen

      October 10, 2013 at 2:59 pm

      Have you bumped your head? You usually leave very intelligent comments on here, but this one was pretty ignorant. I don’t want to be where Kim is in life. The majority of the world doesn’t respect her, she has low self esteem, her family is messed up and greedy, they have all that money and they are completely miserable. Her mom is her pimp and Kim wakes up everyday trying to fit in with people who feel she’s trash and is always trying to prove herself to people. That isn’t the kind of life I want. I have a man who loves me, I’m a wife, and I’ve NEVER had to have sex to be successful. I make great money and I didn’t sell my soul to get where I am. You have to be a materialistic and soulless and very ignorant person to think anyone needs to be jealous of Kim. On here, we praise people like Beyonce, Michelle Obama, Oprah, Serena Williams and other WOMEN who didn’t have sex to get ahead. We have no problem being happy for other women. But Kim is a joke and you ought to be ashamed of yourself for thinking she has anything a real woman wants on here. Raise your standards.

      • Gabriella

        October 10, 2013 at 3:24 pm

        Yes! Yes! Yes! cosign everything you said why am I so late with the good comments lol

      • Barbee

        October 10, 2013 at 3:43 pm

        LOL yes! I can’t believe they just wrote that like we don’t show love to all these women out here doing it without sex tapes! We’re supposed to be impressed by Kim when Michelle Obama is the first lady, when Oprah exists, and Beyonce is still slaying? They are nuts!

      • SaySumting

        October 10, 2013 at 4:57 pm

        You better say it!

    • Troll

      October 10, 2013 at 3:07 pm

      Kim is not a marketing genius. Her mother is. Let’s be clear that Kris Jenner is the only reason Kim and co are where they are today. Do not give Kim’s simple behind that much credit. Kris Jenner is the smart one.

    • And What?

      October 10, 2013 at 3:14 pm

      Oh child please. Reality TV is not a respectable way to make a living. It’s trashy TV that gives stupid people 15 minutes of fame. Kim and her family have had to do a lot of shady things most people with morals would not do to make money. And it is all for fame. Now look at where they are…Kris and Bruce’s marriage is over. Kim has been divorced twice and now she’s just a baby mama. Khloe’s marriage is just about over and her hubby is on crack. Rob is a fat and lazy dude who has no direction in life. Kourtney is still just a baby mama to a cheating douche bag. And Kanye’s career is struggling. And the two girls are already just about messed up and most likely being trained to make their own sex tapes. All they have is money. If you think that’s all that matters, you’re just as stupid as they are. There’s better ways to create wealth than that. Google, Apple, and even Oprah, and Tyler Perry are proof of that.

  20. Nessa

    October 10, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    I know I’m in the minority but this interview just kind of made me a fan again because he sounded like old Kanye. He spoke a lot of truth and I just have to respect that. I can’t ride with him on Kim K. (EVER) but it’s good to know he’s still the smart guy we always loved him for at heart.

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