Kanye West thinks celebrities are ‘treated like blacks were in the ’60s’

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As I previewed yesterday, Kanye West covers the new issue of GQ Mag. I was wrong, though. I thought GQ would release quotes from the interview in drips and drabs throughout the week, milking Kanye’s elegantly branded insanity. Nope! They released the whole interview all at once. You can read it here. There are WAY too many interesting quotes to summarize, so I really would suggest you read the whole thing. Kanye addresses the stories about his gold toilet tower at his wedding, his 40-minute toast to himself, how he is like Steve Jobs and some convoluted thoughts about Carine Roitfeld. Some highlights:

The efforts to “de-fang” him: “But also, there’s no fangs. I don’t have fangs. I’m a porcupine. I’m a blowfish. Like, I’m a—what’s the fish that blows up? Yeah. I’m a blowfish. I’m not a shark, I’m a blowfish.”

The gold toilet tower rumors: “For the person that wrote that, were they involved with anything last year that was as culturally significant as the Yeezus tour or that album? They didn’t even talk there about the photographs, or the dress, or Andrea Bocelli singing, or the marble tables. They’re like: “It’s a gold toilet.” No.”

His wedding toast: “What I talked about in it was the idea of celebrity, and celebrities being treated like blacks were in the ’60s, having no rights, and the fact that people can slander your name. I said that in the toast. And I had to say this in a position where I, from the art world, am marrying Kim. And how we’re going to fight to raise the respect level for celebrities so that my daughter can live a more normal life. She didn’t choose to be a celebrity. But she is. So I’m going to fight to make sure she has a better life.”

Carine Roitfeld: “Carine Roitfeld is the Walt Disney of what Tumblr is today. She is the Kanye West of what Tumblr is today. She’s the single most important person to what street style is today. And she was at the wedding seven seats down from Kim, who is one of the number one fashion plates of today.”

How Beyonce & Jay-Z didn’t come to the wedding: “All that, I wouldn’t even speak on. It doesn’t even matter to me whatsoever, who would show up. Because the most important person to show up there, to me, was Kim. And that’s all that matters to me. I had to fight for that for seven years.”

[From GQ]

That was pretty much as far as I got before my eyes glazed over with all of the Yeezus-ness and glory. It’s actually a decent piece and you can tell that the GQ interviewer respects Kanye and wants to hear him out and help him make whatever point he’s trying to make. It’s just that Kanye is just… exhausting. I don’t know how else to say it. He’s self-absorbed, he’s an egotist, and he could talk for days (about himself). He’s exhausting.

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Photos courtesy of Patrick Demarchelier/GQ.

 

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  1. Clever hand says:

    Celebrities don’t have a legal right to privacy. It’s the price they pay for fame and they go into it with eyes wide open. It obviously compares to the 60s in no way. Shut up arsehole

    • don't kill me i'm french says:

      Even if ithink that the celebrities has the right of privacy ( specially their family),you’re right that it’s obscene to compare it with how the black peoples were treated in 60′s

    • Dena says:

      I came here to expressly say just that. Kanye and all u other clueless narcissistic celebrities STFU!!!! How dare they compare their status to rape, soldiers in combat or African Americans living in a two-tiered apartheid system. They have lost their rabid f*ckin minds. I’m mostly neutral on quite a few things but that stupid sh*t that the look-at-me-look-at-me-stop-looking-at-me crowd has been spouting is utterly insulting and dangerously uninformed.

      The other day when CB first posted Kanye’s GQ cover, commenters stated that he hasn’t been the same since his mother died. Well, I hope that where ever she is in the great beyond that she will come to him and say “if you ever say some stupid sh*t like this again, I will f*ck you up. FOR REAL. Stop f*ckin embarrassing yourself and me–by extension. And, you know what, go take care of your baby. Liberate her from the nanny. That’s what you do. Do that when u feel stupid sh*t moving from your brain to your tongue. Do that and that will be time well spent.” No disrespect meant toward the dead.

    • Petee says:

      He really has something wrong with him.He is just a very angry man about a lot of things.I have already posted enough about him and his fame whoring wife.He needs to learn to be grateful and go away.

      • Pandy says:

        He just makes himself look like such a fool. He thinks he’s this giant intellect, but he’s really just a narcissistic tool. Counting how many seats an editor was sitting away from his “fahion plate” wife at their wedding … who does that? Then pretending he didn’t notice who wasn’t there …

        And of course, the giant refutation of his argument about celebrities having no right to privacy – he married the biggest famewhore/”fashion plate” out there, who lives to be photographed.

        Go away. And as the poster said above, go liberate your “celebrity daughter” from her nannies.

      • Jessica says:

        THIS! really I got to blowfish and was like WTF? does he realize how uneducated and tasteless he sounds???? The best quality a human being can have is to be humble and he doesn’t have one ounce of humble in him!

      • delorb says:

        @Petee,

        I was going to disagree with you about calling his wife a whore. Then it dawned on me. She is known for having sex for money. For selling ANYTHING about her life for money. So whore it is.

    • atrain says:

      His ranting about celebrity is especially ridiculous considered who he married. Everything about Kim is a calculated play for more publicity, including having a baby. North may not have chosen to be a celebrity, but you can bet that her mother and grandmother will make it happen.

    • Kate2 says:

      Has he compared himself to MLK yet?

      I’ve run out of things to call Kanye. All I’ll say is that I wish Richard Pryor was still alive to slap the black off him. That was a man who lived through the 60′s and truly understood what being black during that time meant. I can’t see him appreciating these comments. Maybe Sidney Poitier will do it.

  2. dorothy says:

    Is he STILL talking??? Better yet, is anybody listening?

  3. Sam says:

    I wonder if he’s ever have the guts to actually go down South, locate some elderly black people who actually were spit on, had dogs unleashed on them and who got shot at with fire hoses and actually say this stuff to them in seriousness. In seriousness, how can he even actually make the comparison? Kanye was born in 70s (if I recall right), so he came of age in the 80s and 90s. How can he think he can actually know about the situation that black people dealt with before he was ever born? The tragedy is that he seems to have nobody around him (like his mom) who could whup him for making such inane comments.

  4. Kiddo says:

    Well sure, I could see that if, you know, we lived in an alternative backward universe of opposite-ness, but…I ..Oh, F it, I give up.

    Blowfish is blowfish. At least Hootie knows it.

  5. Monie says:

    LOL @ fought for seven years. So two (or more) relationships later you finally snagged her, eh Kanye? Nothing like that second runner up trophy, I guess.

  6. QQ says:

    The Gag Is: The Pics and The clothes are amazing and Original Rants Ye™ Had a Point way back when he was talking about Himself believing in himself and being cocky and proud of what his talents are and rightly so…now Kayne Kardashian© Is So far Off the Motherfucking Rails that there is no making heads or tails of whatever coddled “celebrities r Oppressed you guyses” rant he might be serving us in any given day.

    Also if The Brange can go undercover and incognito and all that he certainly could too…but his wife has comoditized the art of getting papped while breathing, taking a shit and calling the paps about it, and going to robertson av and getting a couple outfit changes, so he could start there if he wants change in celebrity culture

  7. TheOriginalKitten says:

    Well he got one thing right-he definitely resembles a blowfish.

    It’s hilarious how he incessantly complains about the lack of privacy for celebrities yet marries the biggest fameho on the planet.
    Obviously if you marry a Kardashian, your desire for privacy isn’t the most important thing to you.

  8. nicegirl says:

    Did Kanye finish high school? I am not well informed about his come up – just wondering . . . sounds like he needs an education here.

    • Clever hand says:

      I think he must have because his first album (soo good) was called the college dropout and based on his experience dropping out of college to make music. So you have to finish high school to get into college is my thought.

    • Tiffany says:

      I think he attended U of Chicago and had a semester left before dropping out to focus on music.

      As far as the celebrity being like blacks in the 60′s. *head falls to desk* * raises head*
      Where the hell is his publicist?

      • Kris says:

        Sorry, but I’ve got to haggle on a point here: Kane did NOT go to University of Chicago. I live here and that’s a top 5 school. Major prestige and he’s a freaking moron. He went to art school before he transferred to Chicago State as an English major, where he basically quit after a couple semesters. I know that’s not really the point here, but I just wanted to clarify that he’s officially demonstrated that he has nowhere near the brains to get into a school like University of Chicago:)

    • PennyLane says:

      His mother was a PhD and chair of the English Department at UC Davis I think, which is an incredibly competitive job. Kanye knows better.

  9. kri says:

    Oh.my.god. is he for f8cking real? African Americans had dogs set on them, were beaten during peaceful protests, had to suffer segregation, had one of their shining stars (Dr.King) ripped away from them by an evil, insane hillbilly…I cannot believe him. I just can’t. His life is fashion and luxury and excess. And that’s fine-you want that you are free to have it. But to compare his celebrity to the struggle of people of color-holy shit.

  10. littlemissnaughty says:

    Yes, Kanye. The 60′s were full of black people worrying about whether they’re a blowfish. And the fact that nobody talked about the wedding gown their reality tv monster of a wife wore to their crazy expensive wedding. God, these poor people and their gold toilet showers, it was so rough back then. But YOU have a voice! Use your power for good and don’t let them treat you like that! DON’T BE AFRAID!

  11. LK says:

    Everything is I, I, I. Me, Me, Me.

  12. Nevermindme says:

    So he’s saying celebrities have been flogged, spit on, beaten, hung, hosed, attacked by dogs and denied the right to vote. Damn these celebs have it worse than I thought.

  13. MsMercury says:

    Well then don’t put your daughter in Vogue if you don’t want her to be a celebrity. And don’t have a kid with a Kim K. I do wish the best for baby North though even though she will grow up rich she still has that family.

  14. Dawn says:

    This dude will say whatever stupid thing comes to mind IF he can get press and attention from it. Please he wouldn’t know how anyone was treated in the 60′s because he is only interested in race baiting as much as he possibly can. How I wish Bill Cosby could sit down and talk with this clown and tell him truly what it was like.

    • JustChristy says:

      ITA!!! The world needs more Bill Cosby, and just minimal amounts of Yeez, until he can remove his head from his deluded, self-important ass, and actually make a contribution to society that isn’t an ugly shirt, an outlandish wedding, or a marriage to the queen of derriere de faux. If he took a job at Burger King, that’d be a bigger contribution than anything he’s done so far.

      I also have issue with him calling Nori a celebrity. But, I suppose if her mother can become famous for being the town mattress, then she can too, simply by being born. Otherwise, she’s just an innocent child, born to the king and queen of slime, king and queen of filth, king and queen of putrescence. Rubbish. Filth. Slime. Muck. Boo.

  15. Victoria1 says:

    fight for Kim? who was fighting over her????? I don’t get it. He’s crazy! Is he next for “the rehab” everyone goes under when they get too crazy?

    • Dena says:

      Wasn’t there a bidding war for the sex-tape? Perhaps he’s talking about that?

      • Petee says:

        No he wasn’t.He has been chasing her around that long.He will being going to rehab for something pretty soon.Drugs or alcohol.No one goes off like this that is in their right mind.And then it will be on Keeping Up With The Kardashians and why Kim always looks so sad.Truth be told,I would never have known about this Jack ass if he hadn’t made a scene with Taylor Swift at The MTV Awards.

      • Clever hand says:

        Ok I heard this driving to work one day. There is a guy from one of those love and hip hop shows and he says that Kanye and Kim have been messing around for years. Since Reggie bush. According to this guy Kanye used to cry about how much he loved Kim but she wouldn’t leave Reggie for him.

    • word says:

      Hey Kanye, if you had to chase Kim, that means she probably didn’t want you to begin with and just “settled” because she’s pretty much dated and married every other guy. She used you and when she divorces you, you’ll make the best album of all time.

  16. Tiffany27 says:

    Did he really compare celebrities to 1960s blacks? Are celebs being killed? Are they being hounded by dogs? He has said some really dumb sh*t and disappointed me for quite some time, but this takes the cake. I’m actually really pissed off at him for saying this.

  17. Ashketchum says:

    I’d rather read that face transplant story on the cover.

  18. Aussie girl says:

    Oh my Lordy Lordy me! Wowza. Did he really compare been a celebrity to how African Americans where treated in the 60′s…??!!! his wife and her family have made their life off selling there asses to the world. This comment disgust me. Yes because African Americans I n the 60′s and celebrities like Kim’s family suffer/suffered the same plight. No, no, NO!! I can’t anymore with this guy.

  19. Darkladi says:

    What. The. F*ck. Please tell me he’s taking the piss.

  20. Nicolette says:

    “What I talked about in it was the idea of celebrity, and celebrities being treated like blacks were in the ’60s, having no rights, and the fact that people can slander your name. I said that in the toast. And I had to say this in a position where I, from the art world, am marrying Kim. And how we’re going to fight to raise the respect level for celebrities so that my daughter can live a more normal life.”

    Is he serious? First of all the comparison is reprehensible. He’s from the art world? Really? Another world for sure, he’s waaaaay out there, but please. And if he’s so worried about raising the respect level for celebrities then maybe he should have married a woman who didn’t degrade herself in a sex tape as a stepping stone to fame and fortune. Kim doesn’t give a damn about what kind of attention she gets as long as it’s attention on a daily basis. And if celebrities in general want to be respected, then many should stop acting like over indulged, spoiled, entitled brats. There’s a trade off in their profession like it or not. They want to be in the public eye constantly and in this day and age, with the internet they have to know to expect the good and a lot of bad feedback. They’re not shedding many tears over it as they haul in that cash though, then it’s all good.

    • Josephine says:

      And she’s still degrading herself. She is constantly taking photos of her behind, which she then has to photoshop. How would anyone possibly respect someone whose livelihood is taking pics of her bum? And she doesn’t even own her figure — she is so insecure that she has to shave off the inches in every pic.

    • littlestar says:

      I still find it mind boggling that THAT is what he toasted his new bride about at their wedding. Celebrity, excess, persecution… WTF! It’s a wedding! You’d think he’d spend several minutes talking about how much he loves his wife and how he can’t wait to spend his life with her, but no. He goes on some inappropriate out of place rant for 40 minutes. I wonder how many of their wedding guests felt second hand embarrassment at that speech.

      • Josephine says:

        I think the speech made abundantly clear that she is not even a person to him. She is just a commodity and he’s the genius that is going to take that exploitation to the next level. I doubt he knows the first thing about her – he was awol for their entire “courtship” and he’s gone again.

    • LiZette says:

      THANK YOU!! She actually posts the same pics those paps he continues to insult take of her on IG! If I were media or a paparazzi I would put my camera away when Kim appears and would refuse to write any stories or display any of her pics on my website, out of protest! Neither of them deserve the publicity especially while this obnoxious idiot insults them!

  21. Jane says:

    WTF?
    The comparsion to the 60′s, talking about himself in third person and that comment about Carine makes no sense?

  22. GeeMoney says:

    Anyone else getting tired of celebrities comparing their plights to rape, war, and now discrimination?!?!? I’m so sick of their privileged a**es complaining about their pampered lives.

    WHEN WILL THE MADNESS AND IDIOCY END?!?!?!?

  23. Panache says:

    “Carine Roitfeld is the Walt Disney of what Tumblr is today. She is the Kanye West of what Tumblr is today.”
    I really, REALLY, genuinely have no idea what that means.

  24. Ag says:

    “celebrities being treated like blacks were in the ’60s[.]” OMFG. O-M-F-G.

    what an ignorant, pretentious piece of work with zero perspective.

  25. FingerBinger says:

    I really think that Kanye believes the things he says. I also believe he’s trolling. I think he’s saying things to get a reaction and people fall for it every time.

  26. DCJ says:

    He is completely crazy and delusional. Just imagine if a non famous person said the stuff he does. That person would get a psych eval.

  27. TheCountess says:

    Separate drinking fountains, lynchings, routinely denied the right vote – sure Kanye. Celebrities have it just as bad as blacks in the 1960s.

    What a tool.

  28. Faye says:

    I’m not going to comment on his actualy comments, because it’s just Kanye Kanye-ing. I have a shallow question – is he really as short as he looks in these pics? His legs are like kid-sized. Curious.

  29. Mrs. Wellen-Mellon says:

    Uh huh, honey.

  30. HappyMom says:

    I’m beginning to see why Kim has barely spent any time with him, didn’t want to be on a secluded Irish honeymoon and always looks sedated: can you imagine having to listen to him for hours on end on a daily basis?

  31. lower-case deb says:

    it’s like i’m not reading english sentences. i mean those are english words but i don’t understand; it feels as though he had taken each normal word and gave them new meaning. Yeezusin english.

    and in the future there will be a Yeezusin-English Dictionary, a Yeezusin sect where people worship Golden Toilets once a weekday and twice on weekends, and daily devotions to the Ass of Lies.

  32. I Choose Me says:

    Oh Jesus. Please, please just STFU Kanye!

    Sincerely,

    The World

  33. dorothy says:

    His mother would be ashamed as to what he has become.

  34. JudyK says:

    Have celebrities ever had to sit at the back of a bus? In the 60s, I had a beautiful cousin who lived in South Carolina. She was tall, slim, and brunette and had an incredibly dark tan. She was perceived to be Black and was sent to the back of the bus. Even back then, as a young teenager, I was appalled by the degradation of one race considering itself superior to another race.

    Man’s inhumanity to man.

  35. paola says:

    He should be ashamed of the words coming out of his mouth. He wants privacy and then he marries Kim Kardashian. He really has no idea. We are not stupid like he might think we are. Being papped is the price to pay for the privileged life he lives and he should be grateful for that. His fans paid for the golden toilet at his wedding, his ugly clothes and buy the magazines he fills with all this crap.
    At least his wife knows where her wealth comes from. Her shelf-like-ass, the new nose, fuller lips and exclusive clothes are all down to her huge fan base. And she knows it, that’s why she hustles so much.
    It’s no rocket science: no fans = no paps = no money.

    • Liv says:

      He is so full of shit. He was a very successful songwriter and producer before he became a rapper. If he wanted to step back and write and produce for others he could. There are tons of successful songwriters and producers who aren’t celebrities. He always wanted to be famous.

  36. Kiki says:

    How does he always manage to say the stupidest things ever?

  37. littlestar says:

    This loser needs to SHUT THE F UP! His loser wife COURTS the paparazzi, and then he says shit like this and thinks we’re going to agree with him?

    I mean really. How the hell does he explain other losers like Lindsay Lohan and Chris Brown who time and time again skirt the law and get away with so much???

    I am too annoyed right now to even make sense.

  38. Inconceivable! says:

    I’m still chuckling that he thinks the Yeezus tour was culturally significant. How can he say this stuff with a straight face?!

  39. eliza says:

    Kanye is disgusting comparing “celebrity” with the struggle of African Americans in the 1960′s. There is soooooooo much wrong with that statement I don’t know where to begin so I will leave it as simple as he is disgusting. The End.

  40. Pri says:

    “Carine Roitfeld is the Walt Disney of what Tumblr is today. She is the Kanye West of what Tumblr is today. She’s the single most important person to what street style is today. ” Really??? Wait again, who is Carine Roitfield?

  41. word says:

    If all he cared about was if Kim showed up for their wedding, why not just elope then? Why have such a huge spectacle? He wants us to feel sorry for celebrities? Really? Kim craves attention and calls the paps HERSELF. Kanye may not have cared that Jay and Beyonce didn’t show up, but the Kardashians cared.

  42. Mingy says:

    Gayfish to Blowfish..got it.

  43. anastasia says:

    He said kim didn’t choose to be a celebrity…wait what??..

  44. mojoman says:

    Sadly it proves that he is just..SIMPLE. Like a simple mind who has no idea what’s going on outside his comfort bubble but insists on talking loud and over the top trying to convince people that he is an intellect and genius..what a sad existence.

  45. Liv says:

    He just comes across as stupid. One minute her rants about not choosing to be a celeb the next he marries a reality star.
    The next he says it didn’t matter to him who was at the wedding and then again he brags about the editor of French vogue being there. What a tool he is.

  46. Ciria says:

    Love his clothes on the cover (that coat is beautiful) but wish he would STFU already.

  47. Poe says:

    This man makes me want to kick a puppy. I never would, but he makes me want to.

    If celebrity is that bad, move out of LA, and stop being a celebrity. There’s people who love to be in one of your shoes, hell, half of one of your shoes, damn. Self-righteous doesn’t begin to describe this man. Think a near death experience when he had to have his mouth wireshut that he’d be more humble. *eye roll*

    I would go on, but I’m sure it will be covered by someone.

  48. Jayna says:

    He’s insane. Comparing how African-Americans were treated in the ’60s to how poor little rich celebrities are treated. Poor poor Kanye and Kimmie. And I think out of everything Kanye says, his toast to this wife and marriage is the most bizarre thing I have ever read about. Talk about blowing an intimate moment and going off on some bizarre lecture about superficial crap, instead of about becoming man and wife and who she is as a human being, which you never focus on.

  49. Karen says:

    OMG – he reminds me of Biily on Six Feet Under !!
    In the end – Billy literally talked his sister to death.
    #watchoutKim

  50. Jaded says:

    As a black man, his comments are insulting to all black people who suffered through slavery, Jim Crow, back of the bus, “no n-ggers allowed” signs in stores and restaurants, beatings, hangings and all manner of the most severe prejudice imaginable. I grew up in the 50s and 60s when Martin Luther King, Stokely Carmichael, Rosa Parks, and many many others risked and gave their lives to end segregation, How dare he equate celebrity to that?! He’s a vastly rich man married to a vastly rich woman but between the two of them they haven’t done a THING to raise awareness and money to fund education, job retraining, help for single mothers, etc. etc. for the black community. He and his brain-dead wife do nothing but complain about how hard it is to be rich and famous.

    F*ck off you idiot, stop making insulting, arrogant and self-obsessed remarks like this and put your money where your mouth is. Jerk.

    • Maggie says:

      You said it all Jaded.

      “He’s a vastly rich man married to a vastly rich woman but between the two of them they haven’t done a THING to raise awareness and money to fund education, job retraining, help for single mothers, etc. etc. for the black community. He and his brain-dead wife do nothing but complain about how hard it is to be rich and famous.”

  51. Nedsdag says:

    He’s more blow job, than blowfish, something Riccardo Tisci knows about, right, Kanye? ;-)

  52. Mzizkrizten says:

    The two of then are giggle-worthy at this point. They are so harmless. When I was a kid there was this 80 year old Italian woman who rode the city bus everyday in these outrageously elaborate red and black lace outfits. Fully accessories and always a hat of epic proportions. I looked forward to seeing what ensemble she’d wear next and I also felt a bit of sadness for her. And Kim and Kanye are like that crazy bus lady for me. A little entertaining, a little sad.

  53. Sozual says:

    (((@DENA))) That was an intelligent read Dena. I think Kanye is a narcissist, but so are a majority of the people in the entertainment business. I like when people in the NYC and L.A. talk about their crossings with celebrities here. I lived in NYC and met entertainers. I have also met people that work with them or work for entertainment magazines. Most of the time it is not cookies and cream. They do have that look at me …don’t look at me thing going on. They want the attention when they want it and want to control it. They get angry when they can’t control it. I am a huge Kanye fan and think he is intelligent.

    In general I think listening to him talk about the fashion industry is an intelligent thing to do, if you have any interest in running your own business, business of any kind. The reason is so you can be cautious of what business adventures to go into. What I was taught by my MUM is to focus on necessity. Everyone needs a place to live, food, and transportation. Kanye said he wants to build cities. A city has employment,housing, and etc. If he focused on getting money from that first, then he would be able to fund his fashion line. There are a few, but a fashion line is not going to be huge when some celebrity is throwing themselves at you. Only a fan of a celebrity wants to think about that celebrity when they are wearing that celebs clothes. I do think he should shut up and focus on necessity, then stuff like a fashion line, and stop trying to fight the ‘haters.’ These celebrities like to use metaphors that will get people’s attention. Put stuff like that in your music/work. Fight to make laws that will protect your privacy. He knows commiting to Kim Kardashian was a mistake. He married someone that would be at his beckon call and wouldn’t drown out his bank account, cause she has some money. He married her cause he has control of the relationship. Some people fight their demons in private and others in public. Kanye is the latter. He will divorce her and get with someone that challenges him, like Clooney did. The reason is he is a smart and creative guy, It won’t happen till he gets centered. Probably late 40′s early 50′s. If people think he is exhausting and etc, then ignore him.

  54. DrFunkenstein says:

    Something only a narcissistic person who is woefully uneducated regarding the period he’s describing could possibly utter.

  55. Sea Dragon says:

    I skipped the quotes and scrolled down to comment. That he spews this tripe elicits a visceral digust in the pit of my stomach. This little boy needs to exit stage left ASAP. When I’m calmer, I’ll go back and read what others have to say and what I’m intentionally ignoring. For now though, I just can’t.

  56. Eugenia says:

    Yes, Kayne being a celebrity is exactly like being black in the 60s in the South.

    Didn’t Martin Luther King stage the March on Washington to stop receiving free swag? Bus boycott was to stop all that unwanted admiration by adoring fans. The lunch counter sit-ins were to stop all the unwanted endorsement deals. Buses full of children were overturned not by racist and bigots but by overzealous autograph hounds a paparazzo.

    It was exactly the same.

    F#ing moron!

    Oh and if you want your daughter to have a normal life- – Step 1 – her mother shouldn’t be Kim motherplucking Kardashian.

  57. msw says:

    I choose to believe he is a real life troll and this is all some kind of unsanctioned social experiment.

  58. TX says:

    I must have missed that part of US history where African Americans in the 60s got paid millions of dollars to do nothing…

  59. word says:

    Kanye needs to ask his wife why she put out an App game about Hollywood and being a celebrity and all the perks about being famous. Kanye needs to zip it.

  60. Lala says:

    I think one of the funniest most delusional things he said was ” And she was at the wedding seven seats down from Kim, who is one of the number one fashion plates of today.” Oh, reaaaalllly? LOL!!

  61. almondey says:

    No Kardashian post today (yay!) but didn’t know where else to post this:

    http://kiss951.cbslocal.com/2014/07/21/private-videos-of-kim-kardashian-and-north-west-leaked-online/

    it’s basically a leaked couple of videos of north and kim and i don’t think north looks AT kim even once :\ total lack of bonding.

    • word says:

      Interesting videos. Though the Kardashians are very calculated…they wanted us to see these videos…nothing is ever really “leaked”. North could care less about that photoshoot or where her “daddy” is. She wasn’t reachinig for him at all and you don’t even hear Kanye say North’s name or talk to her at all. Kim cared more about making sure her boobs were exposed WHILE holding her daughter. That baby is cute though.

    • KLO says:

      It made me sad to see the cold, appraising looks Kim kept giving North. (the same way I have seen Kris look at her daughters most of the time i see them together)

      I hope nannies will give North the warmth and love that every baby deserves.

  62. Ciria says:

    Celebrities have no rights? He is clearly off his rocker.
    He marries a woman who has gotten her fame from selling a sex tape and creating reality shows–selling her life in exchange for money and celebrity and then he talks about privacy?

    I think it’s actually really disgusting and insulting that he is comparing his marriage to the reality show chick to what blacks endured in the 60s in America. It’s really offside and makes him look like an idiot (not that he wasb’t doing that already on his own).

    One nice thing: I looove his coat on the cover of that GQ. It’s bsolutely beautiful. Too bad he is so full of DERP.

  63. Jessiebes says:

    Again what?

    I understand the individual words he is saying (not a native English speaker), I even understand some sentences. But all together, I’m either completely lost, or, I find his rantings so insane that my mind just goes: ahhrenffff

  64. jwoolman says:

    Oh, Kanye. I actually do remember the 60s and celebrities aren’t being treated like American blacks back then. Really. Buy yourself a golden boxed set of the documentary series Eyes on the Prize to start catching up. Then read a few books, say by Martin Luther King, Jr. as a beginning. Loads more reading material for you over the past few decades that you must have missed. Such as the very detailed books by Manning Marable, who was born about the same time I was (we even met once) but died way too young a few years ago. But his work will lead you to others, since as a careful historian he cites every possible source (he was really wonderful that way, quite a loss when he died). Someone in his family (I think his brother-in-law) was lynched for being black, by the way. Not for being a celebrity.

    I don’t think Kanye is just another celebrity narcissist, though. He wasn’t always like this. I think he suffered brain damage in the car crash and it’s just getting worse as he ages. His mom apparently helped hold him together, but she died too soon. Kanye is by nature an intelligent and creative person, but the brain injuries are getting in the way. Pursuing Kim is just another symptom of his disorders. He’s sounding more and more manic as time goes on, I don’t think it’s an act. That poor baby girl. Something’s wrong with Kim, too, she doesn’t seem able to bond with the little tyke. I hope Kanye’s aunt stays close to her little great-niece and protects her from her parents. .

  65. may234 says:

    I believe he says whatever even it’s a total rubbish because he thinks it makes him unique, authentic, talented, genius. Common mistake, nothing new.

  66. Greata says:

    Dear Kanye,
    Paps take picture of your wife because she is a porn star who loves to have her picture taken. She is not a celebrity…amongst us real people, She is a porn star, with fake breasts, and a fake buttock. She is not a celebrity, she is a porn star….and you dear boy are not a king. At least, not in the real world. Hope this clears ups your seeming confusion.

    Sincerely,
    Greata.

  67. Nikki L. says:

    When a celeb is firehosed or violently beaten or publicly lynched, then he might have a point.

  68. Chris says:

    Pft. What kind of self respecting narcissist doesn’t talk about himself in the third person? He needs to lift his game. He’s giving narcissist a bad name.

  69. LiZette says:

    This guy lusts over, cheats with, creates a child with then marries the BIGGEST FAME WHORE in the history of whores and has the nerve to complain about media and paparazzi?!! He spent his honeymoon with her editing and photoshopping a pic for frickin’ INSTAGRAM but he’s treated like a civil rights activist?! Okay it’s really time of this douche and douchette to be removed from society. I mean really!!

  70. Emily C. says:

    I used to be able to take Kanye with a grain of salt. He’s obviously bonkers and occasionally (very occasionally) says insightful things, and hey, at least he’s interesting. But this is the last straw.

    I’m still laughing at the “blowfish” thing though. Puffed up and poisonous? Yeah, I can see that.

  71. GIRLFACE says:

    Oh for f^ckssake!!!! What a dumbass.

  72. Rudy says:

    He’s ill. It’s called Delusional Disorder. Even has it’s own DSM code.

    I think when his mother died he snapped. This happens all the time. I know 18 year old kids locked up after a parent died because they went crazy. Schizophrenia, Depression, Bipolar disorder can all be triggered late in life.

    BUT, it is up to Kanye to get help. He has to recognize that he has a problem and unfortunately, I doubt he ever will. He surrounds himself with people who don’t care about other people, only money and power and fame.

  73. kitty-bye says:

    Do the K’s own Radar & other places that continuously post about them. Patooey!

  74. elle says:

    I LOVE him.
    He reminds me of me.
    But im sarcastic when i say those kind of things.
    But kanye, i dont think so.

  75. Jayna says:

    If a white celebrity said this about celebrities being treated no better than blacks in the ’60s the NAACP or at the least Al Sharpton would be all over them. Has Kanye been called out?

  76. Pixiestix says:

    This man should Just. Not. Speak. He is the most boring, egotistical, delusional celeb there is. It’s a BIG world out there, Kanye, beyond YOU. Lordy.

  77. aenflex says:

    If someone white said this….

  78. Fannypak says:

    How dare he say that crap. If I were a black person that had to endure the beasts of that time I would beat the s h I t out of Kanye and his “celebrity”. To compare the two is disgusting and ignorant. One gets put on a pedestal and thrown cash at while wearing a crown and driving limos and private jets, while the other is forced to live in squalor, not knowing if they have food, a job, rights, separated by color and treated like a lessor human being. Maybe because he didn’t directly experience these atrocities he can’t understand how the 2 are different? Take a few history classes, Kanye. If these are the things you are “learning from Kim K” then you are becoming just as much of an air headed, uneducated, idiot as your wife. Go talk to real men and women that actually suffered terrible things during those times. Talk to them about your terrible celebrity experience and see if they can connect the 2, but hey, film it for us all. Don’t edit any of it. We want to see what they say to your dumb a&&.

  79. Hanna says:

    There is nothing so obnoxious as a person who believes his own hype.

  80. ickythump says:

    This guy needs a history lesson now – and how exactly is he suffering?