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In the era of PR savvy posts and click-bait attempting to make a fool out of Kanye West, no matter if the King is at his best or not, he has earned and claimed the present-day top spot. It has become a socially accepted manner of thinking to shun those who are frank and outspoken, and although Kanye’s lack of a filter is off kilter, it doesn’t undermine the man’s multifarious talents. Each and every human being experiences highs and lows, and Kanye ain’t afraid to test his limits. Taking it a step further than expected is what sets Kanye apart from the fools on the sidelines who are striving to upkeep the uptight and corporate reputation of their byline. Kanye West doesn’t give a fuck, and it shows, but a lot of his positive and inspirational traits tend to get overlooked. Here are five examples of how Mr. West has created a better world for every single boy and girl.
Kanye West delivered a speech at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design on November 17th, 2013. Here’s a thought-provoking excerpt of what Mr. West had to say about the U.S Government.
“I believe that utopia is actually possible — but we’re led by the least noble, the least dignified, the least tasteful, the dumbest and the most political. So in no way am I a politician — I’m usually at my best politically incorrect and very direct.” – Kanye West
- “Family is super cool. Going home to one girl every night is super cool. Just going home and getting on the floor and playing with your child is super cool. Not wearing a red leather jacket, and just looking like a dad and shit, is like super cool. Having someone that I can call Mom again. That shit is super cool.”
Kanye West — GQ, July, 2014
- “It’s picking up skill sets that give you longevity. That’s what I like about Jay. He has longevity. He’s still at the top of relevancy from the way he moves, the way he interacts with people, his ability to brush things off of his shoulder and just win at life. He’s the poster child of winning. And I think I was the poster child of, like, fighting and winning. But you always saw the fight. And with Jay, you always saw the win.”
— GQ, July, 2014
- “If everything I did failed — which it doesn’t, it actually succeeds — just the fact that I’m willing to fail is an inspiration. People are so scared to lose that they don’t even try. Like, one thing people can’t say is that I’m not trying, and not I’m not trying my hardest, and I’m not trying to do the best way I know how.”
Kanye West — REM, May 2012
- The moment the college dropout, Kanye West, won his Grammy for Best Rap Album of the Year in 2005, he led the crowd and globe to a state of awe……
“When I had my accident, I found out at that moment nothing in life is promised except death. If you have the opportunity to play this game of life, you need to appreciate every moment. A lot of people don’t appreciate their moment until it’s passed. And then you gotta tell those Al Bundy stories — ‘You remember when I…?’ But right now is my time and my moment thanks to … everyone that’s helped me. And I plan to celebrate. I plan to celebrate and scream and pop champagne every chance I get … Everybody wanted to know what I would do if I didn’t win. I guess we’ll never know.”
Kanye West – 47th Annual Grammys, February 13th, 2005