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Kanye West rants on 'Ellen,' apologizes 'for the realness'

USA TODAY logo USA TODAY 19/05/2016 Erin Jensen
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Give 'Ye a platform, and he's going to give you his thoughts.

On Thursday, Kanye was a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. In addition to talking about how advanced little Northie is and making his own rules for a NSFW round of 5 Second Rule, Kanye also went on a rant, with very little interruption from Ellen because, well, Kanye. 

As the clip runs for eight minutes, not all of Mr. West's rant made it to air. In the beginning of the video Ellen addressed her guest's tweeting habits.

"Kim has said that there should be a board of directors that goes through your tweets. Like, when you have an idea, you give (it) to Kim and a bunch of people, and they go, 'Okay, you can tweet that, or no, you cannot tweet that,' " she said. And, as you might've imagined, Kanye said, "Absolutely not" to that idea.

He also said doesn't regret anything that he's sent into the Twittersphere — well maybe just the fact that he didn't ask Mark Zuckerberg for all that money on Facebook. When Ellen asked if Yeezy ever feels like he should've contemplated any of his messages of 140 characters or less a little longer, he replied, "What the point of thinking?" 

Then, slowly but surely he broke into a Kanye rant.

On his reputation in the media:

"(Expletive) the paparazzi, whatever perception you have of me," he said later adding, "They be like, 'Kanye's pissing everybody off... They try to position it through the media in some way that I'm like...whatever, whatever your friends might say...but, I care about people.

My dad lived in homeless shelters less than five years ago... he's a psych major. My mom was the first black female chair of the English Department at Chicago State University. I was raised to do something, to make a difference."

On having Synesthesia, which he said allows him to "see sounds": 

"Everything that I sonically make is a painting," West explained. "I see it. I see the importance and the value of everyone being able to experience a more beautiful life."

Which is why he wants to create affordable fashion for all:

"I called the head of Payless," he said. "I'm like, 'I want to work with you. I want to take this information that I've learned from sitting at all of these fashion shows and knocking at all these doors and buying all these expensive clothes, and I want to take away bullying.' "

Yeezy concluded his rant by saying, "I'm sorry, daytime television. I'm sorry for the realness." Never apologize for being real, 'Ye. Never.

 

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