Kanye West Calls Himself “The Michael Jordan Of Music”

For all the talking Kanye West does, he rarely speaks to the press.

The New York Times conducted an interview with West as the rapper put the finishing touches on his forthcoming Yeezus, and West shared some choice details.

West spoke about being cut from his middle school basketball team, and said that his coach fits in the same category as many of his detractors. “…Some coach — some Grammy, some reviewer, some fashion person, some blah blah blah — they’re all the same as that coach. Where I didn’t feel that I had a position in eighth grade to scream and say, “Because I hit every one of my shots, I deserve to be on this team!” I’m letting it out on everybody who doesn’t want to give me my credit.”

Letting the basketball analogy ride out, West dropped this comparison: “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.'”

And as for his instincts to act the way he does, such as interrupting Taylor Swift at the Grammy Awards: “It’s only led me to complete awesomeness at all times.”

Read the whole interview for some pretty amazing Kanye-isms, but be aware: “If anyone’s reading this waiting for some type of full-on, flat apology for anything, they should just stop reading right now.”

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