Posted on Fri Nov 14th, 2008 1:21pm PDT
We all know Kanye's got an amazing ego, but this recent statement of his takes the cake!
The Grammy winner called himself "the voice of this generation" in an interview Wednesday, according to the AP (via Yahoo's OMG). Here's exactly what he said:
- "I realize that my place and position in history is that I will go down as the voice of this generation, of this decade, I will be the loudest voice ... It's me settling into that position of just really accepting that it's one thing to say you want to do it and it's another thing to really end up being like Michael Jordan."
But while he congratulated himself, he totally dissed Justin Timberlake -- or gave him a back-handed compliment, at least -- by saying JT had a chance at being "the voice" but that he missed his chance:
- "There were people who had the potential to do it but they went on vacation, so when Justin went on vacation I made albums. And it just came out to be that."
Note, Justin's last album was in 2006, which Kanye put out a CD last year and is releasing 808s and Heartbreak on Nov. 24th.
Click through to see what Kanye said about his mother Donda West's death last November ...
- "I'm just going through balancing that. And I always used to have that support system, you know. My mom would be there; no matter what, she was there before everything. We were together for like 30 years. And you know now when I'm on that stage and I look out and I say, 'What am I going to do with the rest of my life?' Like when does a real life start?' Because I have sacrificed real life to be a celebrity and to give this art to people, which is great. It is great that I was able to do that, I'm not trying to shun that in any way, but it's definitely a Catch-22 and it's bittersweet."
He may not be too tactful, but the guy's a genius, I'd say!
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