Kanye West – not only prone to the odd freak out but also enjoys comparing himself to people and things, alive and dead, from different eras in time.
Here’s a list of the more interesting people and thing he’s compared himself to:
Yeah. I love the fact that I’m bad at things, you know what I’m saying? I’m forever the 35-year-old 5-yar-old. I’m forever the 5-year-old of something.
I am flawed as a human being, but my music is perfect. You could go back to Beethoven and shit, but as far as this lifetime, though, (I’m) all you got.
I made that song because I am a god. I don’t think there’s much more explanation. I’m not going to sit here and defend shit. That shit is rock n roll, man. That shit is rap music. I am a god. Now what?
I’ve got some more ideas that don’t involve shoes so if you guys are investing in the arts I am standing up and I’m telling you. I. Am. Warhol. I am the number one most impactful artist of our generation, in the flesh.
Axl Rose & Jimi Hendrix
Yo! Nobody can tell me where I can and can’t go. Man, I’m the no. 1 living and breathing rock star. I am Axl Rose… I am Jimi Hendrix. You can’t say that you love music and then say Kanye West can’t come to your show! To even think they could tell me where I could and couldn’t go is just ludicrous. It’s blasphemous — to rock and roll, and to music.
I’m Socrates, but my skin more chocolatey.
I walk through the hotel and I walk down the street and people look at me like I’m fucking insane, like I’m Hitler. One day the light will shine through and one day people will understand everything I did.
Bruce Springstreen dropped this album called Nebraska and right after that he did Born In The USA. (My) next one, I have a feeling, because of what we did right now, has to be Born In The USA.
I’m Christopher Columbus, y’all just the pilgrims.
My niche is I’m the funny version of Dead Prez. I’m the rap version of Dave Chappele. I’m not saying I’m nearly as talented as Chappelle when it comes to political and social commentary, but like him, I’m laughing to keep from crying.