When he gets going, you can’t stop him! Ellen DeGeneres asked show guest Kanye West about his now-notorious Twitter rants, and his reaction was something to behold!
Kim Kardashian‘s husband declared that he had no regrets whatsoever about his social media outbursts on The Ellen Degeneres Show, rejecting DeGeneres’ suggestion that he should have a board of directors to run his Twitter postings through first.
“Absolutely not,” he replied. “What’s the point of thinking?”
DeGeneres suggested that, for example, it might have been better to reach out to Mark Zuckerberg via Facebook.
West conceded she had a point, and then launched into a totally epic, seven-minute monologue in which he explained exactly why he feels he’s got the potential to make the world a better place!
“I understand Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t use Twitter, even though I have had dinner with him and his wife and told them about how I wanted to help the world, and he said he’d help me, and blah blah blah,” West began. “That’s how it feels though, it’s like the pursuit of happiness, it’s like you’re trying to sell this bone density machine, you know in that movie. … ” he went on.
“I feel that if I had more resources, I could help more people. I have ideas that can make the human race’s existence within our 100 years better. Period. F–k the paparazzi, whatever perception you have of me, starting with the truth, started with what everyone’s thinking, start there, put some dope s–t with it.”
West went on to lay out his credentials as a critical thinker, thanks to his family background. “I care about people. My dad lived in homeless shelters less than five years ago, to find out … he’s a psych major,” an impassioned West went on. “My mom was the first black female chair of the English department of the Chicago State University. I was raised to do something, to make a difference.”
While the audience were receptive to some of his points, others received more of a confused silence. West talked about the 2016 #OscarsSoWhite controversy.
“I didn’t take the Oscars as a joke. You know, ‘All black actors can talk about the glass ceilings we’ve dealt with, talk about how many times you’ve been blocked from being able to excel.’ It ain’t no joke.”
Then he moved on to Picasso: “Picasso is dead, Steve Jobs is dead, [Walt] Disney is dead. Name someone living that you can name in the same breath as them. We’re one race, the human race, we’re a blip in the existence of the universe and we’re constantly trying to pull each other down. It’s like I’m shaking talking about it, I feel I can make a difference while I’m here, I feel I can make a difference through my skill set.”
Then about his creative musical process: “I have a condition called synaesthesia where I see sounds. Everything 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.”
But it was his final point, where he declared his desire to become the “Michael Jackson of apparel,” that really stood out.
“I’m sitting with [President Barack] Obama, and Leo [DiCaprio]‘s talking about the environment, and I’m talking about clothes, and everyone looks at me like, that’s not an important issue. But I remember going to school in fifth grade and wanting to have a cool outfit,” he says. “I want to take away bullying.”
The audience gave a huge cheer, and West eventually apologized to daytime television in general, for changing the format of the chat show!
Watch West’s completely epic monologue in the video above, and also check out his hilarious game of ‘5 Second Rule’ with DeGeneres!
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