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Kanye on Kimye Criticism: People Don’t Understand Interrracial Relationships

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At the Cannes Lions communications and advertising festival in France on Tuesday, Kanye West  got candid about his relationship with Kim Kardashian, his wedding, and his career.

On why people constantly bash him and Kim: “I always say that if Vogue had come out before the ‘Bound‘ video then everyone would have been like, ‘Oh it’s OK’ and that’s the endorsement.

It took something established like Vogue to make everything OK and we had to wait. Like we had the wedding and then they were like ‘that’s cool now’ because we were told by people who endorsed it.

You have to be able to take the lashes when people don’t understand.

Two years of people not understanding an interracial relationship, two years of people not understanding the idea of the art world meets the pop world, you have to take the lash and be able to swim in the backlash.”

On his arrogant persona: “It’s like we are the creative with teeth, we have the gut feeling that we know that the idea is more important than our personal well-being.

So a lot of times I will say things that are not for my personal well-being which I think for people to create for their personal well-being is a selfish thing to do and you’re creating to make your life better rather than everyone else’s life better.

I get bashed so much but create so much, just know that if you want to be a boxer you’re going to get your face beaten constantly but then you may end up being a Mayweather or an Ali at the end of the day.”

A few more quotes from Kanye at the event;

  • “The best thing about the fall of BlackBerry and the rise of Apple is the win of creativity.”
  • “Black people are allowed to wear big chains and name what they have on, and say out loud what stuff costs.”
  • “I want to take my position as visual and influential to raise the power of a generation.”
  • “I couldn’t have rapped if Jay Z didn’t endorse me, Eminem wouldn’t have been successful if Dr Dre hadn’t endorsed him.”

25 Comments

  1. LagosOcrazy

    June 18, 2014 at 11:13 am

    He still gave respect to Jay
    lagosocrazy.blogspot.com/2014/06/for-sall.html

  2. Non professional opinion

    June 18, 2014 at 11:20 am

    I’m hoping there are tablets you can take for Kanyes condition, because the delusions of grandeur are spiraling out of control.
    If he is new to high profile interracial relationships, his wife is not.

    • nene

      June 18, 2014 at 5:54 pm

      gbam. the guy is a retard.

  3. Renault

    June 18, 2014 at 11:26 am

    This guy just talks gibberish. no coordination. And he thinks he is a genius. People don’t care about interracial relationships. It is probably a big deal to you but not to the rest of the world. secondly all he talks about is her physical features. does it mean she has no inner quality that happens to be an essential need for a long term relationship?. the obsession for her is laughable. I hope he doesn’t bite his words in future.

    • Truthsaid

      June 18, 2014 at 5:05 pm

      Thank you very much!! Every time Kanye talks about Kim, all he ever speaks about are her physical attributes! He never speaks about anything else. Yes it agreeable you have to get attracted by the physical, but there are other things that matter more in a marraige.
      Oh well I guess “Time will tell” as it has always been said.

  4. winnie

    June 18, 2014 at 11:30 am

    this guy is sound upstairs. he’s not dumb. i like his view on life and the way he handles crisis n criticism. you ok Kanye, ur daughter will learn alot from you. Mature guy!

  5. St Tracy

    June 18, 2014 at 11:33 am

    Abeg, make una no vex, I no really understand wetin Kanye dey talk. It’s like he’s all over the place with different quotes, fall of blackberry n rise of iphone? Well, just my tale

  6. Teefah

    June 18, 2014 at 11:37 am

    I love Kanye the rapper/producer…his eccentricities…I find amusing, hey creative people can be loco I get it!
    But Kanye has been saying a lot recently that makes me believe his head is so far up his own ass! Really Kanye? They don’t like you and Kim because you’re an interracial couple? No! A lot of your fans didn’t approve of your relationship at first simply because they see the Kardashians as opportunists and felt you were being used. Simple!
    There were interracial relationships before yours and Kim’s and there will be many after. You and Kim are not the Martin Luther King or Rosa Parks of interracial relationships…you need to chill. And Bound was and still is a crap video. I don’t care what Anna Wintour says…
    Kanye takes himself way too seriously…LOL

    • fifi

      June 18, 2014 at 12:25 pm

      The guy is mentally unstable,his mother’s death really derailed his life,i pray he gets help fast before kris jenner sucks wots left of his sanity

  7. Gistyinka Blog

    June 18, 2014 at 11:58 am

    I love Kanye and Kim, but i also thought like others fans around the world that Kanye, was used to had more fame to the Kardashian clan, just like French Montana using her Khloe to had more fame to his musical career.

  8. Dee

    June 18, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    It has nothing to do with inter-racial, a of people simply do not like Kim same way a lot of people do not like Kanye. People disliked them even before they became a couple.

  9. Acho

    June 18, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    You are just right @ Teefah

  10. mrs chidukane

    June 18, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    But he’s right. People hate interracial relationships.Just take a trip to any black American blog and see how they attack men who dare to marry white women. Even Tia and Tamera had to stop their reality show because the one that married a white guy was being bashed constantly. And even if Kim is a prostitute and so on, Kanye has chosen to love and be with her which is the most important thing. We should all be lucky to have a man who chooses to be with us despite all our shortcomings. Again, Kanye is not my brother, why will I carry his relationship choices on top of my head?

    • dee

      June 18, 2014 at 2:45 pm

      I have no idea why Kanye is on about this interracial BS, Kim is more black than I can ever imagine, her dad is proper black American and her mum they say has an ancestry of English, dutch and scottish, who says there is no black blood sef lying around in all that Kris Jenner mix.
      Let them take several seats biko, my only fear is that Kanye leans more on the infatuation edge than in love and sadly infatuations never last.
      Time will tell

    • fifi

      June 18, 2014 at 4:26 pm

      Ehen which kim’s father is black american???they r Armenia, a country near Turkey…please stop misyarning

    • Truthsaid

      June 18, 2014 at 5:10 pm

      You can say that again about the infatuation stage oo.. Dude doesn’t know, that’s the stage that flies out of the window first & fast!!
      I really wish them all the best.

    • dee

      June 19, 2014 at 1:32 pm

      @ Fifi, kindly make google your best friend, her father is armenia-american, point being he still has american blood flowing through his veins, besides, they all grew up in America, that is the country they have come to know and love.
      Kanye should say something else, Kim is plain American.
      When you talk about interracial relationships then we can speak off rapper Eve and her billionaire hubby( British), Seal and ex wife, Simon Cowell (British) and present partner, Djimon Hounsou( Benin republic) and Kimora Lee.
      Just to mention a few interracial relationships.

  11. Acho

    June 18, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    You r so right Dee…

  12. http://xplorenollywood.blogspot.com

    June 18, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    Spot on @teefah! He is begining to believe his own BS and i tell you even though Kim has been an opportunist or whatever, i hope Kanye doesnt ruin her! Whatever happened to the Kanye of ‘Stronger’ and ‘Jesus Walks’???

  13. @edDREAMZ

    June 18, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said…
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    So him being rude and all that was intentional, Baddoo and i think he delivered a matured response…..
    .
    .
    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

  14. amebo

    June 18, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    if the marriage should break off i dont think it will be becos of kim, kim is materialistic, and a man not ready to give her the finer things of life is not gonna make her a happy wife. however kanye is loaded, he will giv her, her dream home, best couture, jewellry, expensive gifts, amazeballs getaways/vacations etc. she will love him till she die. she wants to be listed as one of the powerful couple on forbes list, she is gonna do everything to keep this particular marriage, well except if kanye declares bankruptcy tmao, which wont happen… well as far as am concern he is talking nonsense nothing creative in the disjointed statements he made biko

  15. Terv

    June 18, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    @ameboyour head is not there! Kim was loaded way before Kanye became a celeb. The Kardashians are never going to be broke period. Don’t be acting like she needs him to “give her her dream home, bleh, blah, bluh” . Those are ignorant comments and then you will say you’re not a narcissist

    • fifi

      June 18, 2014 at 4:28 pm

      So rich hence she was working for Paris hilton and brandy…abegiii,she was from a privilege background but they were not as rich as they are now…

  16. Anonymous

    June 18, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    The Kardashians had money before kim married Kanye, agreed…but you can’t tell me that Kim is not in any way excited about the fact she can spend Kanye’s money rather than hers….she will continue to spend without thinking twice since it’s not HER own money, and enjoy whatever luxuries he provides her. People are usually more careful with spending when it is their money, as opposed to splashing out when it belongs to others.

    Kanye also opened the door to many opportunities for kim: vogue cover and met gala. Two things Kim was obsessed with yet they paid no attention to her as she is a talentless lady who got famous solely because of a sex tape. If Kanye should ever become broke, best believe KRIS would take her daughter out of that “marriage” before you can finish saying Kardashian.

    No one cares about your interracial relationship Kanye, we dislike you for other various reason, one of them being your extremely arrogant attitude. Grow up.

  17. Omolohla

    June 18, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    I love love Kanye. Against all odds

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