Former King Of Hip-Hop Kanye West Says Drake Stole His Throne And He's Contemplating Whether He Wants It Back
Posted on Mon Jul 21st, 2014 5:57am PDT By X17 Staff
So just who is Kanye West? Well, according to what he told GQ for the mag's August issue, he defines himself this way: "I am a black American male from Chicago who had my rehearsal dinner at Versailles and then got married in Florence with a view of the entire city."
And while he may be a king who just married his queen (Kim Kardashian, of course -- in case you've been living under a rock), he admits he's not at the top of his hip-hop game. Kanye admits to GQ Drake currently holds that spot: "Yeah. He got last summer. And I'd never given it up till last summer." Surprisingly, he's not sure he wants to take that top spot back: "It's a real question for me. Do I want to?"
Dang! If not the top of hip-hop, then what else? Well, fashion, of course. We know West, with his guest-designer gigs for Nike and A.P.C. fancies himself more an artist that a "singer." Apparently he'd also like to design amusement parks, according to the article, but we have a feeling we'll see more shearling-lined heels from Yeezy before we'll see a roller coaster.
But besides Kanye's top-ten must-have picks for every man's wardrobe (which includes a white Lanvin seersucker tuxedo jacket), West gave the mag a quote about his perfectly-Kanye, over-the-top, 45-minute wedding toast (to himself):
- "... What I talked about in it was the idea of celebrity, and celebrities being treated like blacks were in the '60s, having no rights, and the fact that people can slander your name. I said that in the toast. And I had to say this in a position where I, from the art world, am marrying Kim. And how we're going to fight to raise the respect level for celebrities so that my daughter can live a more normal life. She didn't choose to be a celebrity. But she is. So I'm going to fight to make sure she has a better life.
How very Kanye ...
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