Maybe because I’m a Kanye apologist and acolyte, but I happen to firmly subscribe to the belief that every pearl of wisdom out of Kanye’s mouth, no matter HOW ludicrous or stratospherically impossible to relate to it may be (“You know, if Michael Jordan can scream at the refs, me as Kanye West, as the Michael Jordan of music, can go and say, ‘This is wrong.’” Or, “I was wearing like, a Juicy Couture men’s polo shirt. We weren’t there, like, ready for war.” Or “When I think of competition it’s like I try to create against the past. I think about Michelangelo and Picasso, you know, the pyramids.” Or “We brought the leather jogging pants six years ago to Fendi, and they said ‘no.’ How many motherf***ers you done seen with a leather jogging pant?”), those words belong chiseled into plaques and made into national monuments. Or at the very least, printed on a T-shirt and worn proudly.
And last night’s stream-of-consciousness monologue (let’s face it — it was one long monologue/ freestyle rap) on the Kanye/Kimmel apology episode/ therapy episode was no exception. It’s so nice to see two fully grown, wealthy, famous men in the upper 1 percent of the 1 percent squash the Twitter beef, you know? And so to celebrate Kanye and Kimmel making up, and Kanye reaffirming his creative genius stance, I made some T-shirts with Kanye’s Kimmel Kwotes (part of the exclusive Kardashian Kollection at Sears. JK.)
“Who do you know who’s known more for clothes than me”? — Kanye West. Well, Rihanna? Beyonce? Lady Gaga? Marc Jacobs, Forever 21, Saks Fifth Avenue, but you’re a close seventh. Definitely in the top 10!
“So when I compare myself to Steve Jobs, Walt Disney, Howard Hughes, David Stern, Michelangelo, da Vinci, Jesus, whoever it is, I say these are my heroes, these are people that I look up to, this is the type of impact I want to make on the Earth.” — Kanye West. Remember your heroes. Memorize them. Write them down. Put them on a shirt (in this case, a hat tip to Experimental Jetsets “T-shirtism” shirts) so you never forget.
“It’s not safe for you in this zoo. Never think that I’m not from Chicago for one second.” — Kanye West. I love me some menacing Kanye! And I love how somehow these words don’t even lose their imperiousness on an adorable baby onesie!