Kanye West Blasts People Who Look Down on Kim Kardashian & Talks Being Fearless in the Industry
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”:
Check out the full interview below: