23 People Kanye West Has Compared Himself To

June 18, 2014 By:
23 People Kanye West Has Compared Himself To
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Because you were wondering, these are the 23 people/things that Kanye West has compared himself to.

Floyd Mayweather

“The only thing that I think can be an inspiration to creatives is the fact that I get bashed so much, but create so much. Just know, if you really wanna be a boxer, you’re gonna get your face beat in constantly. But then you might end up being Mayweather or Ali at the end of it.”

 

Mohammad Ali

“The only thing that I think can be an inspiration to creatives is the fact that I get bashed so much, but create so much. Just know, if you really wanna be a boxer, you’re gonna get your face beat in constantly. But then you might end up being Mayweather or Ali at the end of it.”

 

Steve Jobs

“I think what Kanye West is going to mean is something similar to what Steve Jobs means. I am undoubtedly, you know, Steve of Internet, downtown, fashion, culture.”

 

Walt Disney

“I’m more like, a Walt Disney or something.”

 

God

“I am a god.”

 

Jesus

“When I compare myself to Steve Jobs, or Walt Disney… Howard Hughes, David Stern, Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Jesus… I’m saying these are my heroes.”

 

Shakespeare

“I am Shakespeare.”

 

Police Officers/Soldiers

“I'm just giving up my body on the stage and putting my life at risk, literally. I'm like 'Wow, this is like being a police officer or something, in war or something.'"

 

12 Years a Slave

“For me, I felt like the main character [Solomon Northup] in what I’m dealing with…I kind of saw that...as the parallel of the main character in 12 Years A Slave. When it was taken away from me, it felt like as a creative to be enslaved.”

 

Michael Jordan

“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.’”

 

Anna Wintour

“I’ve been connected to the most culturally important albums of the past four years, the most influential artists of the past ten years. You have like, Steve Jobs, Walt Disney, Henry Ford, Howard Hughes, Nicolas Ghesquière, Anna Wintour, David Stern.”

 

Howard Hughes

“I’m like Howard Hughes!”

 

Picasso

“I am Picasso.”

 

Michelangelo

“If anything, that’s a compliment to them! I’m like Michelangelo. Because I’m the new version of that.”

 

Axl Rose

“I am Axl Rose.”

 

Jim Morrison

“I am Jim Morrison.”

 

Jimi Hendrix

“I am Jimi Hendrix.”

 

Maya Angelou

“It’s funny how so many rappers get worse as their careers stretch out but true poets get better. We will follow in the footsteps of Maya Angelou, Gil Scott-Heron and Nina Simone.”

 

Kobe Bryant

“I'm so happy to be back in the studio making new music. I will bring you the best I have to offer with the same dedication that Kobe has on the court.”
 

 

Vanellope von Schweetz aka The Glitch

“Have y’all ever seen Wreck-It Ralph? You remember how that girl in there—the people that was racing? She was the glitch. You’re telling me they don’t look at me like the motherf***ing glitch? You’re telling me people don’t look at Kanye West like the glitch?

 

Barack Obama

“No one is looking at what [Barack Obama] is wearing. Michelle Obama cannot Instagram a pic like what my girl Instagrammed the other day.”
 

 

Michael Jackson

“I would not be Kanye West if it wasn’t for Michael Jackson. I was able to ascend to massive heights. And I’ve got to a point that Michael Jackson did not break down.”

 

A Nucleus

“I am the nucleus.”