Kanye West Thinks He’s A Civil Rights Movement

September 24th, 2013 // 29 Comments
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After going after Chris Brown for comparing himself to Trayvon Martin yesterday and Kanye West today, I’m starting to feel like Stormfront over here. Although judging by the comments on the George Zimmerman posts, some of you probably couldn’t be happier with that. The important thing is I don’t think anyone regardless of race, religion or creed doesn’t think the following words coming out of Kanye’s mouth are fucking ridiculous. Here are excerpts from his interview with BBC Radio 1′s Zane Lowe via HuffPost:

On why he’s focusing on fashion more than clothing now: “It’s not illegal to not listen to music. It’s illegal to walk around naked.” [Ed. Note: Or not.]
On providing inspiration: “If you’re a Kanye fan, you’re not a fan of me, you’re a fan of yourself. I’m just the espresso. I’m just the shot in the morning.”
On his “rants”: “They classify my motivational speeches as rants… I have reached the point where my ‘Truman Show’ boat has crashed into the painting.”
On “Yeezus”: “This is what frustration f–king sounds like.”
On being in a peerless place: “I look around and I say, ‘Wait a second, there’s no one around me in this space that looks like me. And if they are, they’re quiet as f–k. So that means, wait a second — we are seriously in a civil rights movement.”
On rap going mainstream: “Where is the culture at?”
And, perhaps most impressive, on fashion and Hedi Slimane (currently of Saint Laurent): “Whether I’m at a dinner with Anna Wintour, or a listening party with Pusha-T or in Rome with Virgil [Abloh, West's creative director], giving Fendi our designs and getting them knocked down… [We] brought the leather jogging pants six years ago to Fendi, and they said no. How many motherf—kers you done seen with a leather jogging pant? So when I see Hedi Slimane, and it’s like, ‘OK, this is my take on the world,’ yeah, he’s got some nice $5,000 jeans in there, it’s some nice ones here and there, some good sh-t here and there, but we are culture. Rap is the new rock and roll. We are culture. Rap is the new rock and roll. We are the rockstars. It’s been like that for a minute, Hedi Slimane. It’s been like that for a minute. We the biggest rockstars, and I’m the biggest of all of them.”

Just so we’re all clear, the most prominent civil rights movement this country has ever seen saw people hosed, beaten to within an inch of their life by the police, lynched and systematically separated from any chance at a decent life because of the color of their skin, and Kanye West just equated that with fashion designers in Rome not liking his idea for leather jogging pants. “What do you mean people won’t pay $5,000 to jog in these? It’s made from cows! Oh, we gonna march on this shit. We gonna march ALL NIGHT. Swing loowwwwww, sweet chariot, swing loowwwwww…”


  1. elephantman

    More like a “bowel movement”. What a douche!

  2. Whatever

    Will he start selling plastic molds of his vagina now?

  3. Elf

    Maybe this is the audition tape for remake of Boogie Nights? I was expecting to hear “it’s the same old story like Napoleon and the f***ng Roman Empire!”

  4. Leather jogging pants. Unbelievable how those didn’t catch on.

  5. Deacon Jones

    Man, rap stars dont come harder than you, Kayne.

    Designing leather pants in Paris, yo! You a hard core ***** !

  6. Stormfront?! Hahaha, good one Herr Fish!

  7. JC

    “How many motherf—kers you done seen with a leather jogging pant?”

    This one sentence–the “grammar” of it, the content, the context–represents all that is wrong with humanity.

  8. Fucking knuckle-draggin’ yard ape with a gargantuan ego. Fuck off. You fit in perfectly with The Kardashians. I hope it’s the death of you … and them, while I’m at it.

  9. Do five thousand dollar jeans exist? Is that really a thing? What are five thousand dollar jeans made from?

  10. TheGhost

    I’d like to rip that chain off his neck and use it to beat some sense into him. I think that car accident he had in 2002 shook something loose in his head, I seriously do. This guy’s thought process is on another planet

  11. J-Sin

    …I used to be one of Kanye’s biggest fans and defenders but this asshole just makes it REALLY fucking hard to say anything in his defense. I have to wonder if this is drugs or some kind of chemical imbalance because NOBODY can be this delusional…on purpose.

  12. Now, if Stephen Hawking had said these things, then I would’ve believed it.

  13. Jerk stole my bowel movement joke. I’m done here.

  14. skunk

    what a fruitcake

  15. Griefer

    Clueless rich athletes and singers comparing their plight to slavery and the civil rights movement is always amusing.

  16. “If you’re a Kanye fan, you’re not a fan of me, you’re a fan of yourself. I’m just the espresso. I’m just the shot in the morning.”

    I guess he’s about the right color to be a shot of espresso, although I prefer to add a dab of cream to mine.

  17. Brain surgeon

    Really…..A Civil Rights Movement. Overpaid POS. Go buy a $20 million dollar hole and crawl in it! Kanye = A disgrace to Dr King’s legacy. Shut up and stop making Americans look like idiots!

  18. Leather jogging pant. Maybe 80′s porn lingerie is his idea of a civil rights movement?

  19. TMI Buddy

    Whatever happened with his latest album? Was it even released?

  20. Not David C.

    He’s the human embodiment of cocaine.

  21. Bob

    Did he actually answer any of those questions?
    It all sounded like random verbal diarrhea to me.
    Also – leather jogging pants? I’m not even sure what response you can even give to that.

  22. Voice of Reisling

    You are all being played.

  23. Interred Ferguson

    It’s amazing the clarity of speech the interviewer can attain with Kanye’s balls repeatedly smashing into his chin.

    And is it just me or does Con-yay sound far less street being interviewed by a Brit on the BBC?

  24. Robb7

    Kongay adjusts his speech patterns to the person interviewing him. He sounded white, articulate (for him) and pretty for his one-on-one with mama Jenner!!

  25. The best part of his having dinner with Anna Wintour is Anna making Kim sit at the kids’ table in the corner.

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