WHAT is Kanye West talking about in his crazy rant on ‘Ellen’ May 19?! Even after watching it more than once, the whole thing is incredibly hard to decipher. One thing’s for certain though — it’s insane, and we’re breaking down the top five craziest moments. Check it out here!
Ellen DeGeneres had no idea what to do when Kanye West, 38, went off on a ranting tangent during his Q&A on her talk show May 19, and the look of confusion and horror on her face truly said it all. Watch the interview (if you can call it that!) here and check out the five things he said that we thought were most shocking!
1. He has synesthesia
“I am an artist. I have a condition called synesthesia where I see sounds. I see them. Everything that I sonically make is a painting. I see it. I see the importance and the value of everyone being able to experience a more beautiful life.”
2. His clothes are as important as bettering the environment.
3. He wants to work with Payless to…end bullying?
“I remember going to school in 5th grade and wanting to have a cool outfit. I called the head of Payless. I’m like, I want to work with you — I want to take all the information that I learned from sitting at all these fashion shows and knocking at all these doors and buying these expensive clothes, and I want to take away bullying.”
4. He’s the Michael Jackson of fashion
“Michael Jackson and Russell Simmons are the reason I was able to go far in music. There was a time when Michael Jackson couldn’t get his video on MTV because he was considered ‘urban.’ THE Michael Jackson. 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 I’m dead. After they call me Wacko Kanye!”
5. His stance on popularity and money
“I used to let the mic smoke, now I slam it and make sure it’s broke. That’s what I was raised on: Hip-hop, expression. Hip-hop started out in the park. I don’t give a f*** how much you sold, if you’re playing on the radio. Are you connecting? Picasso is dead. Steve Jobs is dead. Walt Disney is dead. Name somebody living that you can name in the same breath as them. Don’t tell me about being likable. We have a hundred years here. We’re one race, the human race. One civilization. We’re a blip in the center of the universe and we’re constantly trying to pull each other down, not doing things to help each other. That’s my point. It’s like, I’m shaking talking about it.”
What do you think the craziest thing Kanye said in his rant was, HollywoodLifers?