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Semi-professional LOL-merchant Kanye West has done a new interview with American GQ and – obviously - it is 100% amazing. As well as making some astute points about modern celebrity and saying lots of sweet things about his wife Kim Kardashian, Kanye couldn’t resist throwing in some head-scratchers. Here are five of the best...
1. The bit where he compares Kim to a dinosaur
Asked why he decided to marry Kim, Kanye replies: ‘Like they said in Step Brothers: Never lose your dinosaur. This is the ultimate example of a person never losing his dinosaur. Meaning that even as I grew in cultural awareness and respect and was put higher in the class system in some way for being this musician, I never lost my dinosaur.’ We would very much like to see a GIF of Kim’s face as she read that Kanye compares her to a T Rex. 'You mean to tell me that this girl with this f...ing body and this face is also into style, and she's a nice person, and she has her own money and is family-oriented?' Kanye continued. 'That's just as cool as a f...ing fighter jet or dinosaur! And just as rarely seen.'
2. The bit where he compares himself to a blow fish
‘I’m a blowfish. I’m not a shark, I’m a blowfish. … People have me pinned as a shark or a predator in some way, and in no way am I that. I wouldn’t want to hurt anyone. I want to defend people. I want to help people.’ FYI, he also refers to himself as a porcupine.
3. The bit where he’s still obsessed with jogging bottoms
Remember when Kanye got very angry about how he invented leather jogging bottoms? Well, he’s still giving his trackies more thought than he probably should. In the interview he says, ‘I hope we don't see no paparazzi today. Because I'm still getting acquainted with these jogging pants I threw on.’ Still getting acquainted? So, is that just first name terms or…?
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4. The bit where he says that the video to Bound 2 wasn’t naked enough
‘I would have just liked to have had more nudity in it’, says Kanye. ‘That's the only thing. I just want to do crazy, colorful shit like that that has more nudity.’ Recap: the video to Bound 2 featured a topless Kim bouncing on his lap for four minutes. That’s pretty naked. We can only assume that for Kanye’s next video he himself is going to lose the leather jogging bottoms. We have mixed feelings about this.
5. The bit where he describes Kim as a pop star
‘One of the reasons why I think that me and Kim are very powerful together isn't just the concept of celebrity or this mega rap star and this mega-beautiful pop star', says Kanye. Describing Kim as a ‘mega-beautiful pop star’? We can only assume that he’s referring to Kim’s seminal hit Jam (Turn It Up):