The 37-year-old rapper, Kanye West, covers GQ Magazine’s August 2014 issue, where he discusses his public persona and clears up rumors about his romance with wife, Kim Kardashian.
Asked about his temper, Kanye, told the magazine,
“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.”
Kanye goes ahead to reveal some statements in his 45-minute wedding toast,and wants to help people understand, that he and his Kim are shaping celebrity culture.
“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,” he proudly says, referring to his May 24 wedding
“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.”
In his speech, West also talked about how he and Kim have broken down barriers in the celebrity world.
“There was a time for two or three years where fashion designers wouldn’t give Kim dresses. There was a time they wouldn’t even let me be at shows. Now the idea that Kim is in a Givenchy Couture dress is raising the communication.”
Kanye West doesn’t directly address reports that Beyonce and Jay Z chose not to attend his wedding due to their alleged distaste for Kardashian’s fame as a reality TV star.But he stated,
“It doesn’t even matter to me whatsoever, who would show up. Because the most important person to show up there, to me, was Kim. And that’s all that matters to me. I had to fight for that for seven years. But the fact that these other people showed up that are from such different worlds but have done such dynamic things—they’re all, in a way, equal to what Kim has done in TV or what I had done in music. I was so moved that I just wanted people to stop and think they weren’t sitting at a table full of fashion people, they weren’t sitting at a table full of celebrities, they weren’t sitting at a table full of movie directors. It really was a representation of the way we receive information today, post-internet.”
When questioned on why he decided to get married in the first place,he said,
“Kim is this girl who f–king turns me on. I love her. This is who I want to be next to and be around. And then people would try to say, ‘Well, you know, if you’re a musician, you should be with a musician, and if you want to design, you need to be with a girl from the design world.’ I don’t give a f–k about people’s opinions,” West tells GQ. “Because when a kid falls in love with an airplane or a bike or a dinosaur—especially if you’re an only child and it’s not because of the book that the sibling was reading—it’s like, f–k, you mean to tell me that the dinosaurs walked the earth and stuff like that?! That’s amazing! You mean to tell me that these giant multi-ton crafts can fly that fast and that loud, and they can flip, and there’s danger, the possibility of them exploding? That’s f–king cool! You mean to tell me that this girl with this f–king body and this face is also into style, and she’s a nice person, and she has her own money and is family-oriented? That’s just as cool as a f–king fighter jet or dinosaur! And just as rarely seen.”
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