Kanye West keeps a fresh rant on deck. Catch up on the 9 things we learned from Yeezy’s daytime rant on the “Ellen DeGeneres Show” inside….
It must be “rapper week” on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
Following Drake’s appearance yesterday, Kanye West was next up to chat it up with Ellen. And, of course, Ye was typical Ye. Rants, outbursts and all.
In the middle of an already animated sitdown, the Pablo rapper offered up an eight-minute monologue — where he basically took over a stunned Ellen’s show — about how he wants to change the world, his thoughts on the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, having a condition called synesthesia and wanting to become the Michael Jackson of apparel.
Here are the 9 things we learned from his passionate “speech” below:
1. He doesn’t (quite) regret any of his tweets.
He said he doesn’t think he needs a Board of Directors to censor his tweets (suggested by his wife Kim Kardashian West). When asked if he regretted anything he has tweeted, he responded, “Nope.” He told Ellen he doesn’t think twice about what he has tweeted in the past because, “What’s the point in thinking?”
FYI – Kanye has already said he regretted the tweets he posted about Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose’s son Sebastian when he was involved in a Twitter beef with the “Black and Yellow” rapper.
2. He explained why he asked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for $53 million, and why it’s his only regret.
“I have had dinner with him, and his wife told him about how I wanted to help the world and he said he’d help me. I feel that if I had more resources, I could help more people. I have ideas that can make the human race existence within our 100 years better. Period!” He also said maybe he should have made his request on Facebook rather than Twitter since Mark doesn’t use Twitter.
3. He learned to care about people from his parents.
“I care about people. I was raised to do something…to make a difference.” He spoke about his mother being the first black female chair of the English department at Chicago State University. He also said his father, who was a psychology major, was living in a homeless shelter less than five years ago.
4. The #OscarsSoWhite controversy wasn’t a joke to him.
“I didn’t take the Oscars as a joke. Talk about how many times you’ve been blocked from being able to excel. I didn’t take it as a joke. It ain’t no joke as Rakim said.”
5. He doesn’t care what you think of him. Clearly.
“Don’t tell me about being likable. We got 100 years here. We’re one race — the human race — one civilization. We’re a blip in the existence in the universe and we’re constantly trying to pull each other down. Not doing things to help each other. I feel I can make a difference while I’m here. I feel I can make a difference with my skill set.”
6. He said he has a condition called synesthesia.
“I see sound. Everything that I sonically make is a painting. I see it. I see the importance. I see the importance and the value of everyone being able to experience a more beautiful life.”
7. He revealed he talked about clothing during a meeting with President Barack Obama.
He said during a meeting with POTUS and Leonardo DiCaprio, he started talking about clothing as Leo was talking about environmental issues. He said everyone looked at him like what he was saying wasn’t important. “Everyone looks at me like, ‘That’s not an important issue’ or something, but I remember going to school, like in the fifth grade, and wanting to have a cool outfit….”
8. He reached out to Payless Shoes for a partnership.
“I called the head of Payless like ‘I want to work with you.’ I want to take all this information that I’ve learned from sitting at all these fashion shows and knocking at all these doors and buying all these expensive clothes and I want to take away bullying.”
9. He wants to be the Michael Jackson of apparel.
“Michael Jackson and Russell Simmons are the reasons why I was able to go so far in music. There was a time when Michael Jackson couldn’t get his video on MTV because he was considered to be urban. So, I literally have to be the Michael Jackson of apparel in order to break open the doors for everyone that will come after I’m gone. After they called me WACKO Kanye. Isn’t that funny that people point fingers at the people who have influenced us the most? They talk the most sh*t about the people that cared the most?”
He concluded his speech saying,
“I’m sorry daytime television. I’m sorry for the realness.
Oh, so that’s what he calls it.
Peep the interview below:
The “Ultrabeam Light” rapper opened up a little bit about his daughter North West being a big sister to her 5-month-old brother Saint West. He revealed she sometimes gets jealous, but likes helping out. “She’s really advanced for her age,” he said. When Ellen asked in what way, he said she props his head up on a pillow.
‘Ye also said he’s hopeful for more children, although his wife said she’s done .
Then, he played a fun game called “5-second rule” where he brought the laughs: