But in the new issue of Interview, the rapper shoots down talk of himself as any kind of crazy person and blames the media for how he's unfairly portrayed.
Says West to 12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen:
“People are strategically trying to do things to mute my voice in some way or make me look like I’m a lunatic or pinpoint the inaccuracies in my grammar to somehow take away from the overall message of what I’m saying.”
Kanye also touches on the infamous Bound 2 music video, which features him and Kim nearly simulating sex on a motorcycle.
“I think people are afraid of dreams, and that video is one of the closest things to the way that dreams look and feel, or the way joy looks and feels, with the colors.”
Sure. Possibly. We guess.
Kanye concludes that the only risk for him is "not taking one" and that he's clearly been successful throughout his career.
"Only one of two things can happen: either I’m gonna be right or I’m gonna be wrong. But if you look at the past 10 years, I’ve been right.”
Visit the official Interview website for more and toggle through some of West's best rants now:
1. Kanye West Rant: RESPECT ME!
Kanye West is at it again. He rants away here during a concert in New Jersey, calling out a supposedly racist media.
2. Kanye West Goes Off: SHUT THE EFF UP!
It's time for another epic Kanye West rant! The rapper blows up here at a couple radio hosts and keep telling folks to "SHUT THE F-CK UP!"
3. Kanye West: Ranting in Toronto
Kanye West GOES OFF to a crowd in Toronto in this video. It's a classic, awesome rant.
4. Kanye West: I'm Akin to a Cop!
Kanye West believes he is just like a cop. Because his life is in danger on stage every night.
5. Kanye West: Boycott Louis Vuitton!
Kanye West has a message for folks in New York. He tells them in this rant to boycott Louis Vuitton.
6. Kanye West Compares Self to Slave
How is Kanye West like a slave? We have no idea. But he's the one who said it.
7. Kanye West Madison Square Garden Rant
Listen up, attendees inside Madison Square Garden. Kanye West has some ranting to do!
8. Kanye West Las Vegas Rant
Kanye West did not go to Las Vegas to gamble. He went there to rant away on stage.
9. Kanye West Talks Sh-t on Stage
Kanye West is wearing a mask and going off in this video. Watch the rapper do his ranting thing now.