Musician Kanye West has been named to Time’s annual 100 most influential people list and as such, he filmed the above interview for the magazine in which he kicks things off in true Kanye style.
“Every time I crash the Internet, it’s like this little drop of truth,” says West. “Every time I say something that’s extremely truthful out loud, it literally breaks the Internet. So what are we getting all of the rest of the time?”
But it’s interesting, because if you get past the eyeroll-inducing self-aggrandizement, West actually has some really good things to say — which, again, is pretty typical of how West rolls.
“I don’t care about having a legacy, I don’t care about being remembered,” insists West. “The most important thing to me is while we’re here … what can I do with my voice? What can we do for each other to make life easier? Make life doper for our kids as they grow? We were born into a broken world and we’re like the clean-up crew.”
He adds later, “There’s school teachers that are on the exact same mission as me, I think there’s police officers with the exact same mission as me. Just help. Just do everything you got, give everything you got. Our focus needs to be less about what our legacy is going to be and how we gonna control each other, but more how we can give to each other.”