Kanye West: I'm the Michael Jordan of Music!

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Kanye West does not give many interviews. He typically prefers to let his rants do his talking.

But with a new album and Kim Kardashian baby on the way, the rapper sat down for a revealing Q&A with The New York Times this week - and each quote was better than the last!

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Showing an ego that would make Donald Trump blush, Kanye dishes on his role in music, his interruption of Taylor Swift years ago and a lot more.

We'll just let him speak for himself in the following excerpts because no one can do Kanye justice except for Kanye...

On his outbursts: "Anytime I've had a big thing that's ever pierced and cut across the Internet, it was a fight for justice. 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.'"

On is role in the universe: "I am so credible and so influential and so relevant that I will change things. So when the next little girl that wants to be a musician and give up her anonymity and her voice to express her talent and bring something special to the world, and it's time for us to roll out and say, 'Did this person have the biggest thing of the year?' - that thing is more fair because I was there."

On cutting off Swift at the 2009 VMAs: "I don't have one regret…If anyone's reading this waiting for some type of full-on, flat apology for anything, they should just stop reading right now."

On dissing President Bush in the wake of Hurricane Katrina: "Yeah, it was pretty bugged out. When you think about it, I was wearing like, a Juicy Couture men's polo shirt. We weren't there, like, ready for war."

On being like 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. Period. By a long jump. I honestly feel that because Steve has passed, you know, it's like when Biggie passed and Jay-Z was allowed to become Jay-Z."

Read the full interview with West now and sound off: How awesome is Kanye West?!?


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Kanye West Quotes

Michael Jackson, amazing. Michael Phelps, amazing... He's a real f---in' person; he makes mistakes.

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Yo, Taylor. I'm really happy for you. I'mma let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time.

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