Kanye West: my extreme truthfulness ‘literally breaks the internet’


Shortly after Time Magazine’s Most Influential list (Time 100) came out yesterday, they released some video interviews of some of the artists/influential people that were profiled. As you can imagine, Kanye West’s videos are particularly notable. He’s dropping some Kanye Truth Bombs, but here’s the thing – you know how I’m sort of Kanye Apologist? Yeah, these videos show why. I think when we’re reading some crazy interview with Kanye, we imagine him ranting like a crazy person, yelling ALL CAPS to some poor journalist. When in reality, Kanye takes himself seriously (too seriously) and he’s a narcissistic monster, for sure, but he’s soft-spoken and thoughtful, even funny. Is he as profound as he thinks he is? Not really. But when you actually get to see him in an interview, the experience is a lot different.

Video #1. This one is generating the most headlines. Kanye talks about how “Every time I crash the Internet, it’s like this little drop of truth…Every time I say something that’s extremely truthful out loud, it literally breaks the Internet. So what are we getting the rest of the time?” He also says he doesn’t care about his legacy. He also talks about his “mission” and claims “I think there are schoolteachers with the exact same mission as me. I think there are police officers with the exact same mission as me.” O RLY?

Video #2. Kanye talks about being the “Robin Hood of Fashion” as in, the current fashion equation is all about expense, exclusivity and luxury and he wants to bring great, dope style to the masses. He’s very grandiose here, but it’s cute.

Video #3. Kanye claims he’s not in competition with anyone. Except Kendrick Lamar?! NO! No, he’s not competing with Kendrick or Drake or anyone else. This week.

Here are some photos of Kanye and Kim leaving Paris yesterday:



Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet, Time Magazine.

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  1. minx says:

    Oh, shut up.

    • Pandy says:

      God, yes. Couldn’t have said it better!! This guy is an idiot with a microphone. I used to subscribe to TIME …

    • Mmhmm says:

      He needs to realize that saying every stupid thought that goes into his mind out loud doesn’t make him ‘truthful’. Lord I can’t stand him.

      • Anna says:

        It may not be truthful to you but it does “break the Internet”. Look at how many comments Kanye articles get on here, by contiously commenting on his stories especially when they’re hateful/mean it just ends up proving his point even more.

      • Bob Loblaw says:

        It really does not “break the Internet” or “prove” anything when people click to discuss what a fool he makes of himself.

    • StormsMama says:

      Just can’t read the article but clicked on the link bc the header is so funny
      I had to quickly jump in and add

    • Anne tommy says:

      He is literally an arse@hole….well ok, not literally but he is one.

  2. Lilacflowers says:

    Words fail.

    • Shambles says:

      That’s what Kanye’s here for. Kanye’s extreme truthfulness makes it so that the rest of humanity literally doesn’t need words. He literally is the only person who ever needs to speak again. Literally.

      • Norman Bates' Mother says:

        I love the quote from Father John Misty’s new album about misusing this word:
        “She says, like literally, music is the air she breathes
        And the malaprops make me want to f-ing scream
        I wonder if she even knows what that word means
        Well, it’s literally not that”

        Kanye could literally learn something if he literally listened to any music other than his own or literally read a book instead of his own interviews. Literally.

    • MtnRunner says:

      He gives us truth bombs in a world full of delusion. Literally.

      Don’t change Kanye. You entertain me so.

    • Erinn says:

      This is just a resurgence of “I have little baby tourettes which makes me tell the truth” of 2005.

      It’s like a cheesy soap opera of non-sense – watch what happens next time on…. “The Young and the ‘Yeezus”

  3. Sara says:

    Kanye, it’s called narcissism. Look it up buddy. Why don’t you go and help some less fortunate people. Its the only way for you tom find true happiness in the land of celebrity.

    • Lola says:

      Seriously, he hasn’t realized that people are just shocked about what he says because he comes across as a mentally unstable person who is funny to be laughed at.
      There are millions (billions even) of internet users who have no clue who this person is. He’s not doing anything to “the internet”, he’s just another showbiz clown.

    • Ennie says:

      Yes, I’d call it also ridiculousness and attention seeking-ness. He fits like a glove in that family.

  4. Snazzy says:

    Looking at the top 100 I choose to completely ignore him and look at the section on Joanne Liu (of MSF) instead. Just to remind myself that there are truly amazing people out there, and not just idiot douches who think they will change the balance of how the earth spins on its axis by their douchiness

  5. DanaG says:

    Still an idiot how can you break the internet? Most people think Kanye is a complete idiot so full of himself he always looks like he needs a smack. There actually are people in the world doing good for others then there is Kanye and Kim.

    • Anna says:

      Look at how many comments his stories get… It’s “breaking the Internet” lol I don’t get how people can see that point??

      • Z says:

        Yes we can see that point but it’s for all the wrong reasons…..Being a clown and an idiot….I personally would not want to be known for that in front of the world

      • Bob Loblaw says:

        It’s not “breaking the Internet” or anything else. Once again he is misusing words he apparently fails to understand.

  6. Eleonor says:


  7. Jayna says:

    He has no style. He wears the same type look no matter the occasion and, I mean, no matter the occasion. Yet, he thinks he’s the arbiter of hip, dope style. He’s delusional.

    • ann says:

      Homeless style. He wears those grungy hoodies everywhere, everyday

      • Cirque28 says:

        Homeless people have more style than they are given credit for. I was in a small city the other day, wondering, “Who would Bill Cunningham photograph here?” The only people with any interesting, unusual style were the homeless youth. All of us housed people were in ill-fitting cookie cutter mall clothes.

      • CoolWhipLite says:

        Homeless people’s clothing has more personality. Kanye’s look is more like a feral teen who rarely bathes.

  8. Elisabeth says:

    him and Leann Rimes need to get a lesson on ‘truth’
    your truth is not THE truth

  9. paola says:

    wrong use of the word again.
    Kanye I’ll show you how you can use the word ‘literally’ in the appropriate way.

    ‘Kim sits on the internet and she literally breaks it.’

  10. Cora says:

    Will the day ever come when people learn what the word “literally” means?

  11. Tracy says:

    Kanye, shoo.

  12. PunkyMomma says:

    Little North is adorable. That’s all I got.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I feel so bad in that one picture where she’s crying and reaching out to him (probably scared of the paps) and he just keeps walking. I know you can’t pick up your child and comfort them in every situation, but I can’t imagine how scary it must be to be so tiny and have all the adults yelling and snapping your picture with flash and all.

      • Anna says:

        he actually did pick her up. I think Dailymail has more of the pictures but he picks her up from the stroller inside of the airport and carries her to the doors then puts her back in because it would probably be less safe for him to carry her outside with all the photographers. I think she’s reaching for him because she wants to be carried again.

  13. Maum says:

    Kanye? You are literally NOT breaking the Internet.

    Wait. Am I using literally right?

  14. Kiddo says:

    Taterho was probably mad-linking Kanye when the internet broke.

    • taterho says:

      I linked a link to a link of a link.
      Kanye saved me just in time.
      A literally bird
      Embrace link ever
      Kanye truth’d it

      *sips coffee with shaking hand, fearful she may have just broked the interwebz*

  15. susan says:

    Oh yay! Kim figured out how to buckle North into the stroller without turning it into a straight jacket. She really learns fast doesn’t she?

    • swack says:

      Did she buckle North in or did someone else buckle her in? And why doesn’t North have a long pants on or a decent coat on? Everyone else has them on including her parents.

    • Mare says:

      The nanny buckled her in.

  16. jen2 says:

    “The ego is strong with this one”–to paraphrase a true star. Between the egos of this dude and Shia, it must be hard to exist in the same space. Something must be seriously wrong with the editors of time to put some of the folks on that “list”.

  17. vauvert says:

    And in other interesting news, archeologists have discovered tools in Africa dated at 3.3 million years old. Previously, they thought the evidence of using stone tools was going back only 2.8 million years. I am certain that somehow Kanye should take credit for this, both for the discovery, and the tools themselves, because an unlimited genius such as himself surely transcends the limits of the time and space continuum.

  18. **sighs** says:

    You know, I would almost take him more seriously if he were yelling, because then I could believe it was embellishment or just an act. But no, he’s dead serious. He really has that high of an opinion of himself. And this was tame.

  19. Emma33 says:

    Kanye, your misuse

  20. Emma33 says:

    Kanye, your misuse of the word ‘literally’ literally hurts my head.

  21. Nicolette says:

    What a schmuck.

  22. Nothing like a good laugh to start the day..Time mag is punking us, right? On his way to the interview, Kanye finds a washer, thinking he has discovered an artifact, he ties it to his wrist so he won’t lose it. And North is adorable in her stroller..

    • maeliz says:

      Let’s hope that washer on a string isn’t from a jewelry line he could surprise the world with. Perfect for a dirty, holey shirt and ripped jeans
      someone must have showed them how to use the shoulder straps in the stroller the right way. Yesterday North looked like she was uncomfortable

  23. LuluPolly says:

    That poor baby is always crying or distressed.

  24. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    His mother was beautiful. That’s the first time I’ve seen a picture of her. I agree that he comes off better in person that just reading what he says. It’s sort of cute that he believes he’s so important. Sort of. Cute…trails off…

    • Wilma says:

      Yeah, I find him kind of endearing in the same way I find my adolescent students endearing when they’re being grandiose.

  25. Dawn says:

    He wouldn’t know the truth if it bit him on his ass. It makes me sick that Time would give this giant ego more of a boost. This man does nothing for society as a whole. He is not the god he thinks he is and shame on those who keep helping him hide from that fact. Yuk.

    • jwoolman says:

      Is it possible making the Time list is like getting a star in concrete, that you can pay your way in (up to a point)? How did they categorize Kim, anyway? Or is it just based on Google hits? Kanye seems fixated on the Internet and breaking it with his truthiest truth at least. I know he has or had talent and a brain, but he’s become such a goof as he descends more into madness – I’m really surprised he’s included. A few years ago would have made more sense.

      I haven’t read Time in decades, so I’m not really sure how they are now. I remember getting disgusted with it as a young teenager or maybe even a pre-teen (my brother had a subscription) when I saw serious errors in two articles about things I actually knew about (one was about the Catholic Church and the other was about Enrico Fermi). For the first time, I realized that just because it gets published in a news magazine doesn’t mean it’s true. I wondered how many other mistakes they made in areas I didn’t know about, and stopped reading it.

      • Dawn says:

        Ya know it must be. I think the only person influenced by KanYe West is those little voices in his head or is that what influences him?

  26. daisyfly says:

    The only time the internet even came close to breaking was yesterday when the Star Wars trailer came out. Culturally, historically, more people will remember lines from Star Wars than song names or lyrics from Sneezus, and that is a LITERAL truth.

  27. riemc526 says:

    So glad they finally figured out how to strap the little one into her stroller!

  28. Mellie says:

    These people, these Kardashian/West/Jenner people, are oversaturating themselves and in 3 years or so will be old news. That is my predication and my hope. This time next year their show will be down in ratings and their magazine covers will be less plentiful because people are going to stop buying their schtick, it can only last for so long. I truly believe that. I sure hope they are saving their money…

    • ickythump says:

      Please God let it be so….

    • FingerBinger says:

      I thought the Kardashians would be over with that 70 day marriage scam. They’re still here. They’re like bionic mutated roaches you just can’t get rid of.

    • Nicolette says:

      I hope you’re right, but this train of f***ery keeps rolling along. Their saturation limit should’ve been reached a long time ago, but here they are. And with the Jenner girls piling on it just never ends.

      • vauvert says:

        What is scary though is how they time this business… Think about it, in 15-16 years, by the time the Jenner girls have had their affairs, porn videos, started making kids, etc. they can launch North as the next big thing (and the kids of the other K, I never remember which is one and which the other).
        Roaches does not begin to describe it.

      • briargal says:

        If people would just quit watching these idiots and stop buying the mags with their faces plastered all over them….maybe, just maybe this whole ridiculous excuse for a family and for human beings would just go away. But that won’t happen because people won’t quit watching stupid stuff. Place the blame where it belongs. But don’t lay any at my feet—I don’t watch them and I don’t buy mags and only occasionally read about them here. But from now on–I’m done with them. Anyone else gonna join me???

      • Mellie says:

        I will, I don’t buy the mags and I don’t watch the shows. My finger is on the pulse of cancelling Vogue as well and if they appear in Vanity Fair, that’s going too…

  29. cari says:

    What the hell does “break the internet” mean anyway? that is crahses? can you imagine feeling so important that you think the billion people in the world would be so interested in what you say, that they literally crash internet. Get over yourself.

    • jwoolman says:

      Actually, I thought I broke the internet once long ago, before Google existed even and before we were assaulted by endless banner ads. I was really tired and got the idea of punching common German words into the Alta Vista browser just to pick up casual reading material in German. For some insane reason, I chose these for the search:

      der die das

      Can’t get more common than that (masculine, feminine, and neuter nominative singular forms of the definite article “the”). I knew it was a horrible mistake when the cursor just kept spinning and spinning, trying to bring up every single German web page in existence on the entire net… My computer did indeed crash, completely exhausted by the attempt. And I feared that I had brought down the entire Eastern seaboard with it. The computer recovered and there were no blackouts reported, thank goodness. I decided it would be best if I just turned off the computer and went to bed.

    • Anna says:

      I think it means that everyone on the Internet starts to focus on that one thing. For example any Kanye interview, Zendaya’s dreads, Kylie’s blackface etc

  30. meme says:

    I really really really dislike him A LOT and this break the internet stuff is just stupid.

  31. Mylene - Montreal says:

    I love when Nori have her little attitude :) She’s so cute !

  32. Hannah says:

    He’s boring and predictable now in my opnion.
    Kendrick is new king of hip hop he’s literally doing everything Kanye SAYS he is doing ( music as art, intelligent social discourse, state of the nation) but without the fame whoring. Kanye is not interesting anymore, he’s lost touch with real people quite a while ago. He’s for people who worships celebrities like the kardashians these days.

  33. Vampi says:

    Time is now added to the mags ( like Vogue) and websites I will never again peruse. This Kanye, Kim, and Jenner shizzz has reached saturation point for me and I will never be commenting on the lot of them…ever…again.
    We have to start SOMEWHERE to get rid of these LITERAL famewhores…..and this is how we begin.
    I feel better already!! :)

  34. Julie says:

    I don’t hear or read anything about Kanye without Kim or North being a big part of articles. Marrying into the Kardashians made lots forget what he did before. Being part of one of the most famous and hated families has kept him in the news, not always good

  35. strah says:

    If the words come tumbling out quickly it seems like maybe it’s crazy because he’s passionate, but for the words to come out slowly and deliberately – it just seems like he’s not connected to reality in a really creepy and horrifying way. I reminds me of those experiments when they teach computer A.I. to talk conversationally. The words are there, but there’s no one home.

  36. Michelle says:

    He is right that every time he speaks he “breaks the Internet,” because every time this man opens his mouth, it becomes news. Which is why he keeps saying outlandish shit.

    I think the picture of North looking terrified reaching for Kanye is sweet. That sounds kind of messed up, but it shows that he might actually be a hands-on dad.

    I used to really like Kanye’s music, now I feel like the quality has gotten really crappy and I can’t stand his egotistical bullshit anymore so I don’t bother. I also don’t appreciate that he is one of the reasons the Kardashians won’t go away.

    • jwoolman says:

      I wonder if she was just reaching for someone not in the photo (nanny?). It doesn’t really look directed at Kanye, although I think she’s more comfortable with him than with Kim so it was good that he was in view. A previous pic of her in that stroller (the hostage pic, when she was oddly strapped in) showed her smiling at somebody off camera.

      • Michelle says:

        “I wonder if she was just reaching for someone not in the photo (nanny?).”
        LOL, true. Good point. You’re probably right.

  37. yep says:

    Telling the truth in an extreme way is no excuse for rudeness.
    Plus, concidering how many people out there, including politicians, who have no common sense, take information verbatim, ( like those who believe the “Onion” is a respectable news source) and you have a responsibility, with world wide recognition, to them in a benefical manner. Not to act like Idi Armin.

  38. Janie says:

    Kanye, Kanye…. You’ve never broken the internet, nor has your wife. Get over yourself! How different would his life be if his mom were still here? I don’t think it would be this.

  39. word says:

    He loves to force his opinions on everyone. It’s so annoying. He can believe in whatever he wants, but he gets so upset when others don’t agree with him. He is NOT the Robin Hood of fashion. In that case, why is his fashion line and shoes so expensive? Also, when has he ever “crashed the internet”? I don’t understand how or why he thinks so highly of himself. He is a rapper and semi-fashion designer. Big deal.

  40. eknasok says:

    I used to see Kanye West as a harmless pseudo intellectual hot air merchant, but since I read the way he spoke of his ex girlfriend I see him as a small minded pitiful spoiled narcisst.

  41. vauvert says:

    Well, the only thing that crashes the internet is (as far as I know) a virus. Thinking about the unholy trifecta of him, his wife and his MIL, I think that is a very apt term, so there is a tiny grain of truth in his demented ramblings. I wonder if any medical professional could chime in with an opinion of what he suffers from? Other than massive delusion?

  42. lucy says:


  43. lucy says:

    Nor can he handle grammar and vocabulary of the English language.

    Nor can he handle managing his impulses. Or civil discourse. Or style. Or not being indulged.

    Take a time-out KryBabye.

  44. Cirque28 says:

    Oh Kanye. Such intellectual aspirations and then you go and literally marry a woman who is figuratively as dumb as a box of rocks.

  45. Che says:

    Let’s see, he robs from the rich so we all can look poor? Hahahahah

  46. jamz says:

    I like Kanye and sometimes I think he does the thing he does just to troll people

  47. H says:

    I know it’s not an intelligent comment, but I just think ‘what a nob’

  48. ashley says:

    i effing love kanye. He may be irritating but he is sincere. And he truly wants to inspire. He came up from nothing and he wants to be a shining light for little boys like him. I respect that.

    • Lady D says:

      Kanye’s mother: Former chairwoman of Chicago State University’s English department.
      Kanye’s father: An award-winning photographer who became a church counselor.
      What makes you think he grew up with nothing?

  49. Veritas says:

    Kanye ur not Socrates so stfu.

  50. LaurenLauren says:

    Third video’s not that bad. People do focus too much on themselves and worry about unimportant things, we should all step back more and look at the bigger picture. But he contradicts himself in other parts of the interview.

    I used to think he was dumb, now I know it’s just the narcissism talking.

  51. Jonesy says:

    When Kanye’s clothing line is relegated to the clearance racks at Target (where it actually belongs), then maybe he’ll go away. But, sadly, I doubt it.

  52. Mike says:

    Ughh just die already.

  53. Jonathan says:

    Sure, Kanye, but your wife’s derrière also breaks the internet. So that’s two asses that break the internet.

  54. Teri says:

    It’s funny, all of these people break the internet and a huge majority of us don’t even notice.

  55. A. Eichmann says:

    i will never understand why American people idolizes this kind of groid !!!

  56. kanyekardashian says:

    He is so empty and soul-less. I love the fact that he and Kim are always jet-setting. I’m hoping one day they get a depressed pilot willing to do us all a favor and crash the whole family into a mountain.