Kanye West has a new interview with GQ that's blowin' up the internet this morning, and rightfully so—he drops hints about a new album, discusses the process behind making Yeezus, his nuptials to Kim Kardashian, and racial politics in America. Honestly, there's some genuinely insightful stuff in there, but the only problem is, you have to cut through the more illogical, headline-grabbing free-association statements that will be peppered all over Twitter this week. For your ease and understanding, here are the finest, most baffling moments from his chat with Zach Baron.
Just Because You're Not Aggressive Doesn't Mean You're Cuddly
[discussing being chased by the paparazzi] "I don't have fangs. I'm a porcupine. I'm a blowfish. Like, I'm a—what's the fish that blows up?"
We Need to Reform Our Organized Labor Laws
[discussing performing impromptu carpentry at his wedding] "Anyone knows that you cannot pick up tools yourself, because of—what are those rules about the workers?... Yeah, unions. You can't do that. It's illegal. That's false."
Someone Whose Name I Had to Google Is "the Walt Disney of Tumblr"
[discussing his wedding's guest list] "Carine Roitfeld is the Walt Disney of what Tumblr is today. She is the Kanye West of what Tumblr is today. She's the single most important person to what street style is today."
Kanye Might Have Smart Friends, but Kim's the Queen of Social Media
[discussing Kim's Instagram photo of their wedding getting 2.3 million likes] " It's because of Kim. Meaning there's no photo that I would have put up by myself, or next to one of my smarty friends, that would have got that amount of likes."
Getting Married Is Like That One Line from Step Brothers
[discussing why he married Kim Kardashian] " Like they said in Step Brothers: Never lose your dinosaur. This is the ultimate example of a person never losing his dinosaur."
Kanye West Is an Arbiter of Taste
[discussing whether he's an arbiter of taste] " I am an arbiter of taste."
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