Kanye West wants to be treated as a god: ‘It takes a god to recognize another god’


I’m really sorry about the multiple Kanye & Kim Kardashian posts this past week, but I’m just trying to keep up with the sheer volume of new Kimye photos plus Kanye keeps saying crazy-ass shiz. So, earlier, I mentioned how the reviews for Kanye’s Yeezus tour have come in and while people are in agreement that it’s totally and completely BONKERS, there’s still some debate about whether the BONKERS is good or bad. Well, I’m including some photos from Kanye’s Madison Square Garden show. Jesus comes out and blesses Yeezus, apparently. And Yeezington wears a mask for much of the show. And he’s still doing autotuned rants about how he’s a creative genius and no one understands how great he is. Apparently, at the MSG show, Kanye went off on a rant about he needed to be treated like a GOD.

Kanye West went on a rant about Hedi Slimane, the former Dior designer and current creative director for Saint Laurent, for not treating him like a “god.”

Kanye vented while onstage at MSG Saturday, “He was once a friend of mine, in the time of Christian Dior. And I used to wear his tight-ass jeans when I was on tour and get called names for it . . . And Hedi Slimane was a god who didn’t serve no bull(bleep) . . . But it takes a god to recognize another god. So when he told me you can come to my show, but you can’t come to see Phoebe [Philo] and you can’t come to see Riccardo [Tisci], that was odd. He tried to control me! He tried to tell me where I could go!”

He also gave Google’s Eric Schmidt a shout-out, screaming “Let’s pray he gives me a chance.”

[From Page Six]

God’s like, “I’m not going to touch this one, dude.” I can’t imagine Hedi Slimane is into it either. Here’s the thing: why is Yeezington so peeved these days about his lack of standing in the fashion industry? You can tell it really, really bothers him. I mean, I wouldn’t expect him to handle criticism or the word “no” well (at all), but when he’s gotten “no” in his music career, it’s driven him to be a better artist, it’s fueled his creativity. But when he gets negativity in fashion, all he does is sit around and whine about it.


I’m also including more photos of Yeezington and Kim last night. I guess they went to see Catching Fire. Yeezington wore fur and… are those slippers?!



Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and WENN.

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  1. TheOriginalKitten says:

    This makes me glad that I’m an atheist.

    That is all.

    • Kiddo says:

      O’Kitten, you don’t genuflect at the feet of Sausage-style God? Blasphemy! I used to find some of his megalomaniac hysterics entertaining, now they are just boring and predictable.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        It’s so over-the-top and yes, completely predictable. If it’s an act, then he needs to try something new and if he’s genuinely this egotistical, then I feel sorry for him.

        I also feel sorry for religious people—wonder how many are offended by his constant comparisons to Jesus?

      • Kiddo says:

        I’m the wrong person to answer that question, but I’m thinking that maybe it’s the point of this performance art (?).

      • Dani2 says:

        I feel like he’s trolling in a super insensitive way, i saw one of the clips from his show and when “Jesus” came out, he said: “Is that you white Jesus?” smh

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        “Is that you, White Jesus?”

        WTF? I think you’re right about him trolling, but saying something like that really just comes across as mocking and rude.

      • V4Real says:

        Someone was right in saying that Kanye has been out tabloiding the Kartrashians lately. Wow, Kim taught him how to famewhore.

      • Nemesis says:

        I’m in agreement that he’s trolling. He needs to crawl back under the bridge and drink a tall glass of stfu. Your not a genius and all that other horseshit if you gotta work that hard to convince everybody.

      • lana86 says:

        @Kitten – i’m religious in a way, but I can’t say i’m offended by Kanye. I mean, just as much as I would be offended by a monkey showing its ass around. It is just completely different worlds that me and a monkey live in, so there is no possibility of mutual offense…Monkey’ s ass might be unpleasant to look at, but it cannot really hurt my feelings.. :)
        ps. english is not my first language, i hope i’m understood…)

      • MaiGirl says:

        @ Dani and Kitten–To be fair, there are a lot of jokes in “urban” (read: Black) tv shows and films about White Jesus, so he’s just picking up on that. It’s hard to explain the cultural references for folks not in the community, but it isn’t as biased as it sounds if you know what he is referring to. GAH! I can’t believe I am sticking up for this putz, but I get what he is doing here.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Thanks for weighing in, guys.
        … and I can definitely understand why your reaction is more of the shaking-your-head variety rather than being actually offended by it.

        @MaiGirl-Interesting..did not know that. Do you have any references so I can better understand?

      • lana86 says:

        Whatever cultural background he’s coming from, he sucks as an artist. Actually talented person could have used this background to create smth edgy, maybe even “offensive” and mocking some mainstream “religiousness”, but interesting, subtle and smart. And he’s just… well, u see.

      • MaiGirl says:

        @Kitten: Yes, and thank you for asking. I love it when people are open-minded and want to find out more about other cultures. First Sunday (with Ice Cube, Tracy Morgan, and Katt Williams) is a good primer. Tracy riffs on White Jesus a couple of times. They used to reference it a lot on In Living Color and Martin, though I could not name specific episodes. I’m afraid I have smoked too much weed in life to think of other examples at the moment, but the truth is out there! :)

      • gg says:

        What lana said. And your English is perfect.

        I doubt anybody is going to take anything personally that this out-of-touch jackass says.

        However, the God comment – I’m not offended but duly note that he is turning into Caligula.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        I’ve heard “white Jesus” off of Boondocks–with Uncle Ruckus. That might be his reference. Basically Uncle Ruckus is really racist, so he insists Jesus is white (versus middle eastern), and says that “white Jesus” will save you from your blackness. For those who don’t know, Uncle Ruckus is a black character who is racist against blacks–he insists that he has “reviteligo” (the skin condition that’s the opposite of what Michael Jackson had)…..

        I don’t know–I consider myself to be a Christian (not a very good one), but I’m more, not even really offended per se, but wondering why he feels the need to even *pretend* that he’s above everyone else–if this is just his performance art. I’ve heard that he’s very egotistical–my brother told me about this interview where P.Diddy (or someone) went to Kanye’s house and say him beating his head to his own album.

        I’m more perplexed and un-entertained (if that’s even a word), than offended though.

    • Malificent says:

      I’m not an atheist, and I find this too ridiculous to even consider getting my undies in a bunch. The Big Guy/Girl has bigger fish to fry than this self-aggrandizing mote in his eye.

    • Decloo says:

      As an atheist I’m kind of enjoying his Jesus/God act. Whether he realizes it or not, he’s making the point that there is no one God and/or anyone can be God.

      • lana86 says:

        @ Decloo – the word “God” is so misused, and it has different meanings in peoples minds, and brings absolutely different associations, it is so individual and subtile, that it renders most of conversations pointless. In US, it seems to me, notion of God is sort of overselled and abused in particularly ridiculuos way… And that is part of the reason that pop culture abuses it as well, like a reaction. imho

      • Faye says:

        The only point he made is that he’s an asshole with so little actual artistic substance left, he has to resort to tired shennanigans like this.

    • Meredith says:

      Well, I’m not an atheist and the “let’s have Jesus come down and bless Yeezus” is just a bit too much for me. But I guess to Kanye, Jesus is just another prop to be used in his (Kanye’s) show to show his (again, Kanye’s) magnificence. Sigh.

    • Nina W says:

      I’m not religious but I am descended from those who actually had to flee religious persecution or die and I find his Jesus act offensive. He should have some respect for other people. Just because you don’t share someone else’s faith doesn’t make if okay to use their icons or imagery for your own stupid ends. He’s an insensitive lout and if this is his idea of “art” he’s delusional. It’s derivative, offensive and pointless.

  2. Dani2 says:

    I can’t…I have lost the ability to even..

  3. Estella says:

    Bonkers is the right word to describe all of this.

  4. LadyMTL says:

    Oh, good lord (and I mean that in every sense of the word), Sir Uglyshoes needs to shut up and go away. I mean, I know a lot of what he does / says is meant to be provocative and offensive but yeesh man, get over yourself.

    And those shoes aren’t slippers, they’re just really ugly shoes. Like fringeless versions of the ones he wore last week.

  5. Estella says:

    Does Jesus have hammertoe in that top pic?

    Kanye is neither God nor Yeezus.

  6. Virgilia Coriolanus says:

    He is so offensive on so many levels.

    I can see why he and KimK are the perfect match–their egos must feed off of one another.

    • Kris says:

      Omg, I was coming here to say that! I know people have said it before but damn, those two are perfect for each other. I don’t think anyone else could stand them.

      • gg says:

        They are perfect for each other but I don’t think Kim has a big ego at all. Anybody that posts so many selfies, clamoring for attention, is terribly insecure. And the way she is so cowed when they’re together reminds me of the little slave that can’t speak unless spoken to who must stay a few steps behind Himself.

        Anyway, I enjoy the Dumye posts because they are pretty entertaining. :) He never fails to disappoint.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        I think KimK has a different sort of an ego–can’t describe it properly. I think she’s one of those people who expect everyone else to agree with her, with all of her decisions–probably thinks like that due to Mommy Dearest. Like I highly doubt that she expected that kind of backlash when she filed for divorce 72 days after she got married and paid millions of dollars for that wedding. I think she just expected everyone to feel bad for her and for her to be able to enjoy the ride. It’s a different sort of ego–my little sister is just like that–just a little less showy than Kanye’s.

      • gg says:

        I think I understand what you mean and I agree she is full of herself. Just based on his twitter rants alone, I really wonder about Kim and Goofye’s dynamics when they’re at home alone together. I don’t have a good feeling about that. I feel like she probably has to tip-toe around, not making a sound, scared to piss him off and send him into yet another rant and him throwing and breaking things all over the place. And I wonder if he has ever hit someone in anger. Like, does he go blind with rage and lash out? I really hope he knows how to draw that line but if I were her mother I would be watching them like a hawk, ready to take her back in.

      • Nina W says:

        Insecure and giant ego are not mutually exclusive, look at Kanye.

  7. Babblerouser says:

    Umm, her bottom lip. What is going on. Her lips in general…the increasing distance between her upper lip and nose… I can’t.

  8. Cristina says:

    In that second photo on stage he looks like a baby throwing a tantrum.
    In regards to Kim, her outfits look great lately. Love the T-shirt and jeans combos. If only her face would look as relaxed.

  9. Kiddo says:

    They look like Wallabys; those shoes in the second photo (on Kanye).

  10. T.fanty says:

    As mere mortal, then, I cannot (by his defintion) concur with his assessment of himself. Therefore, I conclude he is a twat.

  11. shellybean says:

    I really think that Kanye is deranged. I mean, I get that a lot of “artists” are full of themselves and up their own asses, but he takes it to a whole other level. I honestly don’t know how Kim deals with him on a daily basis.

    Kim looks good here.

  12. doofus says:

    said it about bieber and I’ll say it about him…if you have to TELL people you’re an artist and that you should be recognized as one…YOU ARE NOT ONE.

    somehow, Salvador Dali had to TELL people that his work was art and should be appreciated as such.

    I used to find him entertaining but now he’s just a tiresome person with an overdeveloped sense of his own greatness. delusions of grandeur is an understatement.

  13. Lark says:

    I’m seriously starting to think Kanye may be mentally ill, possibly bi-polar. These rants are so off the wall, and when you hear him talk at times he sometimes has a point but he goes off into eighteen different directions. He seems to have these very intense mood-swings. Anyway, are we going to talk about Katy Perry’s cultural appropriation debacle at the AMAs?

  14. Kaboom says:

    Kanye gives morons a bad rep.

  15. Satiah says:

    Why is their so much space between the her nose and top lip? Seriously, you land a plane on it!

  16. locheed says:

    If he says only a god can recognize another, then he must understand that in order to be treated like a god he must recognize everyone else as being gods and behave accordingly.


  17. Sachi says:

    I think that if I had to spend 1 hour with him, I’d be in jail for punching him in the throat.

  18. embertine says:

    How dare you, those are clearly suede moccasins.

    Wait, that’s not better.

  19. videli says:

    Yeah, he’s the God of Gas.

  20. Dawn says:

    Oh I just want to puke all over him. I have never heard such b.s. in all my life. And to everyone who claims he intentionally made his concert into a “high art” or whatever I call b.s. on that as well. Dude just throws crap on a wall to see what sticks and then claims it to be something else other than crap. Geez this is what we get people when the world lets a little man like him have the mic for too long. His only talent is that of a producer and running the autotune. He can’t sing, he can’t rap and he can’t play an instrument and finally, Jay Z from what I have heard in other forums, had people re-write his first album. God this guy is just stuck on stupid and can’t keep his mouth shut.

    • LeLe25 says:

      Don’t worry Dawn, last month he was in Oakland for his tour and they were literally giving tickets away to get people to go. At work they had so many tickets with so little interest in going that some departments made it a “mandatory” event (so lame but that’s another topic). I think his time will be up soon.

  21. wendy says:

    Seal fur moccasins. That’s what those are.

    • CatJ says:

      I think his coat is seal fur, too. Yuk!!! If he would only use his “fame” to rant (hopefully) coherently, about things that matter in this world. Him not getting attention is not something to be butt-hurt about. Kanye, use your voice to make a statement about something that matters, that doesn’t have to do with your massive ego.
      And don’t wear animal fur culled from a brutal method of harvesting skins.

  22. Elaine C says:

    He’s awful and so is she..good match (so far)..

  23. Kortnee says:

    I usually don’t care about Kanye or Kardashians…..just not much interested. But I had to laugh at this comment he made. He thinks he is a god? Celebrities are so delusional and self-absorbed. and contribute very little (or in most cases, nothing) to society of any real value. They are utterly gross. I am SO glad I am not a famous person.

  24. Melissa says:

    Hedi Slimane has quite the reputation and I’m glad Kanye called him out albeit in his own bashful loudmouthed way. A lot of fashion designers for major houses are trying to bully people into which shows to attend and skip and frankly most (editors, stylists, bloggers,) bow down to their requests. It’s a terrible, among an arsenal of terrible, practices happening in the fashion industry.

    Kanye himself is trying very hard to be eccentric and wants automatic approval in the fashion industry because of his commercially and critically successful music career, he thinks fashion is his birthright.

    I know countless of talented designers who don’t even have so much as an inch of Kanye’s money and fame and are probably slaving somewhere to make ends meet as I type this. I think Kanye should tone down the crazy, a rant now and then, I can handle but pulling those antics all the time is getting redundant.

    P.S. Someone who believes in God would never consider themselves a god, that is blasphemy in its purest form.

  25. Londerland says:

    So wait, am I reading this right? He got onstage in front of thousands of paying fans and proceeded to whine about a spat he had with a fashion designer and not getting invited to a show? About a designer being insufficiently grateful for Kanye wearing his tight Dior jeans? People paid to see this musical genius perform and got that?! How did the audience react to this?

    Why does he have such a bug up his arse about his standing in high fashion circles? I genuinely do not understand.

  26. karkar says:

    WTH is wrong with him he’s always name dropping & sounds like an idiot. Comparing him self to God, he’s crazy nobody wants to hear that crap. Get off the crazy train.

  27. Madriani's Girl says:

    I don’t get it. This jerk can no more design fashion than I can rap. Why is anyone giving him any props at all for those hideous “designs”???

  28. feebee says:

    He’s just taking the piss at this point, right?

  29. AG says:

    I find his ego and ongoing conspicuous consumption offensive, not him calling himself “a god” (btw, Kanye, they make pills these days that will help with with that). Then again, I’m an atheist. :)

  30. Maureen says:

    I’ve said this before, but … this guy is seriously disturbed and disturbing.

  31. Jayna says:

    Please, CB, you have to post the new video mimicking frame for frame the Bound video of Kimye. James Franco is Kanye and Seth Rogan is Kim. It is hysterical, brilliant. I was on the floor watching it. Kanye is going to implode. TMZ has it.

  32. Cristina says:

    God, he’s going to go crazy over James Franco & Seth Rogen mocking his “art”. Those two did a parody of KimYe’s Bound2 video & it is hilarious.


    Rogen is Kim and Franco is Kanye :D

  33. truthful says:

    I’m tripping because Kim’s wig is not on right and Ye just keeps burying himself, with idiotic statements.

    he’s got to have high blood pressure w/all of the rants.

  34. almondey says:


    James Franco and Seth Rogen did a parody of the Bound 2 video…shot for shot. Guaranteed, the funniest parody you’ll see this month! Enjoy! :)

  35. Vera says:

    I’m no fan of Kim’s, and while it seems like things are going well between them, she’s going to tire of his antics sooner or later….

  36. Faye says:

    As a very religious person, I don’t find Kanye offensive at all – mainly because 1) I feel like that’s the reaction he wants, and I don’t want to give it to him and 2) consider the source – a famewhoring popstar. To me, this just shows how sad he’s sunken artistically (if he ever really was higher). If his music spoke for itself, he wouldn’t need to resort to these antics.

  37. Maritza says:

    Does this guy even have any fans left?

  38. Happy21 says:

    Is there even anyone left on this planet who likes Kanye West? I mean the crap that just spews out of his mouth is so arrogant and over the top, I just loathe him more and more and more and more. Since the first time he whined about not winning awards he was nominated for I have disliked the man so I didn’t even start out liking him but there were people who liked him through all of his hating and ranting and stuff but do they like him now? Really?

  39. CaribbeanLaura says:

    Kim better don’t stand so close to Kayne cause when the big guy starts shooting lightening bolts? She may just end up as collateral damage!! LOL

  40. Josephine says:

    For someone so seemingly interested in God, he is incredibly far from it. If he means to make a religious comparison, I cannot imagine a greater opposite – he is not humble, not giving, not generous, not understanding. He and the baby mama are enormous consumers, and give nothing to less fortunate persons. If he means “god-like,” he is also far from that. One cannot demand to be a god, only recognized as one.

  41. arinacocnut says:

    @ Josephine
    Extaclty, Does he or is future-in-laws help anyone but themselves? Didn’t he spend something like $300, 000 on gold-plated toilets alone for each of his 3 mansions he bought for him and Kim only? Sure, what a ‘godly’ thing to do.
    Didn’t Kim spend 10 million on a fake wedding, never returned the expensive gifts and even tried to keep that 2 million ring? Don’t two of her younger sister own cars that are the value of what a house could be? One of them even crashed their car and got a brand new one the next day. These people are far from giving and helping others.

  42. Hot Farts says:

    This guy needs an MRI stat. (while he’s there he should consider a breast reduction too–or is that a sign of godliness, having moobs)

  43. dorothy says:

    This guy is mentally spinning out of control. Even the Kardashians have to be embarrassed by these statements. Kim really picked a winner with this one!

  44. Eileen says:

    Delusions of grandeur-think either he’s doing a damn fine job imitating a mentally ill person or he is truly sick. I feel bad for that little girl in the clutches of those two parents

  45. gg says:

    In that photo of him lying down, it looks like he’s waiting for his mommy to take off his pants to change his poopy diaper.

  46. Thiajoka says:

    Yeah, I can’t even work up the energy to keep on defending Kanye or Miley lately. They have worn me out, too. I’m officially over both of them. LOL.

  47. Mary says:

    Jr. you are one crazy mo. period.

  48. Snappyfish says:

    I, I…I Just can’t. Who IS he trying to convince of his “God/Genius” status? I’m guessing himself as no one else is quite this delusional

  49. courtney says:

    yeah right he’s delusional it’s not like he’s had a career comparable to Faith Hill’s yet he acts like he’s hip/hop’s equivalent of Paul McCartney he’ll never be that popular Paul’s sold 240,000,000+ albums in the US during his 50 year career in his 9 years as a solo artist Kanye has sold what 12,000,000 albums or about 5% of what Paul has Faith in her 20+ year career has faired slightly better selling about 23 million albums alone which is about 9.5833% though she doesn’t act as high and mighty as MR. West

  50. Jaded says:

    If he says he’s God one more time there will have to be a worldwide assemblage of multi-denominational religious scholars to take a vote. Can you imagine? Kanye sitting in front of a jury of learned theologians ranting on about being God? I’d pay money to see that. Then the bolt of lightening would shoot out of the sky and fry him.

  51. Whoop says:

    Is this all they do? Walk out doors to have their picture taken? And her face!!! Dear LORD!

  52. Dinah says:

    Takes a ‘god’ to recognize a ‘god’. Huh. Interesting.

    Good thing you don’t have to be an asshole to recognize one.

  53. EscapedConvent says:

    I’m just stupeified by that pic of him lying down on stage, with that head mask! What the hell is he doing?!

    I wonder what the audience reaction was to this bizarre display? & yes, as someone said upthread, he does look like a baby ready to launch a full-blown tantrum.

    Can’t somebody drag him to a doctor?!

  54. Dirty martini says:

    Confession : There are certain threads here I have declared completely off limits henceforth as I think the vitriol that involves LeeAnn Rimes and Brandi Glamville is simply too foul, too base, too hatefueled to participate in. It hurts my soul to read some of that cruelty. Too wish that much harm and evil or anyone you don’t know and who hasn’t raped children? I just refuse.

    And then the more and more I read about this douche………well ……..I almost understand. Almost.

    But I still won’t go that low. But what I think to myself,,,,,,,

    ‘Nuff said

  55. rudy says:

    He either looks depressed or angry to me. Kanye definitely has some sort of untreated mental illness.

  56. Dommy Dearest says:

    If he was a God, he wouldn’t look like silly putty under that shirt.

  57. mmeddvonnailah says:

    Wow, so according to his warped logic, if only ‘A god” could recognize another ‘god’ then how would us ‘lowly minions’ recognize his obviously luminescent immortality? With no followers or worshippers how can there be ‘a god’?

    Obviously I’m no god, I’m a mere mortal. HAAAAAA.

    Guess you’ve cracked the code as to why no one is following you down the cray cray path NYE.

  58. Saviera says:

    I am somewhat religious but I don’t take offence to to what Lucifer’s Homegirl’s son in law says simply because it seems like an attention tactic. He is egoistic in proportions I have never seen before. So no, I don’t think I am that surprised by what he says. He can say all he wants about the president, Jay-Z, etc. its not like people are surprised that he doesn’t have a bone in his mouth( are they? then I’m surprised!) they just post it because there’s nothing else to do.

    I think one of the main reasons I don’t get influenced is because I’ve seen this ‘crazy’ of artists in Madonna and Eminem. They weren’t egoistic (or maybe Madonna somehow doesn’t come off as irritating) But they weren’t dumb you know. While Kanye is.

  59. snappyfish says:

    I wish she’d wear a mask, too.

    that’s all I’ve got.

  60. jaye says:

    I wonder how the inside of his ass smells because he sure has his head very deeply buried in that bitch.

  61. Denise says:

    I’m sorry but I’m just too distracted by Kim’s blowfish face. I mean how much botox and filler can a face take? She looks like she gets shot up each time she goes out. She’s completely ruined her mouth area, it looks ridiculous from straight on and in profile. I can’t understand what she ever thought was wrong with her face in the first place, and that the Almighty is on board with this.

  62. Jaxx says:

    I’ll wait to be offended when he progresses to giving HIS blessing to Jesus. And it’s a comin’!

  63. Happyhat says:

    Kim: Am I a God?
    Kanye: If someone asks if you’re a God, you say YES!!

  64. d b says:

    Kanye is trolling fashion, music, religion, and fame — and it totally works! Look how wound up people are LOL

    • fallen says:

      Yup! So crazy that people don’t get this.

      • d b says:

        Well, I think for the kind of performer he is, his tour is not doing badly financially. He’s genuinely unconventtional and non-stop creative. It’s calculated yet it also seems barely contained, which puts him a different category than lots of other performers out there. There are plenty of people who dislike him (I found his Taylor Swift diatribe offensive but that was years ago, I’m over it) but there’s no denying he’s a genuine risk taker, while others are reduced to spoofing him.