Kanye West’s Jimmy Kimmel interview is very Kanye West

Is anyone out there surprised that this Kanye West interview on Jimmy Kimmel last night devolved into a soapbox from which Yeezy delivered yet another lengthy, rambling, self-aggrandizing diatribe/sermon? No? OK, good, I’m glad we’re all on the same page. It’s so nice when that happens. (For the record, whenever I write these items, I’m operating under the assumption that we’re on the same page, which is my page. WE ARE RIGHT?)

Anyway, what DID sort of suprise me — initially — was how soft-spoken (dare I say demure?) ‘Ye appeared at the beginning of the interview. Dude was practically mute. For a change. I guess I’d never actually seen Kanye West when he wasn’t rapping or yelling. His speaking voice is actually kind of soothing. Like, I could take a nap to it. That’s not weird, you guys are weird.

But Kanye, being Kanye, quickly warmed to the occasion and got right down to the business of telling Jimmy (and the world) what. is. up.

And what’s up is that he’s a goddamn creative genius, OK? And don’t all ya’ll peons forget it. To be fair, he does acknowledge that you’re not really supposed to say that about yourself, because it’s a little weird and maybe it could seem like you’re bragging, or maybe insane? (I don’t know, genius is a label I apply to myself liberally — when I MacGyver open a bottle of red wine when the batteries in my electronic bottle opener run out of juice, for example.)

ICYMI and don’t have the patience (or time — like, if you’re gainfully employed, maybe) to watch the five separate videos of the interview on YouTube, here are some highlights:

–Kanye likes to make awesome stuff! (He does, sometimes, it’s true.)

–Kanye thinks Kim Kardashian is every bit as deserving of receiving star on the Walk of Fame as the next creative genius. (She isn’t, ever.)

– Kanye has a designer friend named Virgil. (I legit thought, at first, he was referring to the dead Roman poet, because, of course Kanye would be boys with an ancient Roman creative genius. Great minds and all.)

–Kanye doesn’t care what ANYAYALLTHINK.

Throughout the whole thing, Jimmy kind of just fawned and smiled and stayed out of the way, which is, I guess, the only thing you can do when in the presence of Yeezus.

I will say, though, that Kanye’s joke (which might not have been a joke, actually) about coming up (out) with his best s— on the toilet was pretty funny. I totally LOL-ed.



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Brooklyn man charged in roommate's stabbing death

A Brooklyn man accused of violently stabbing his roommate to death on Monday is in police custody and faces murder charges.

International

Dinosaurs could have survived asteroid strike

It turns out there is a good and a bad time for the planet to be hit by a meteor, and dinosaurs were just unlucky.…

National

OkCupid admits to Facebook-style experimenting on customers

By Sarah McBrideSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - OkCupid, a top U.S. matchmaking website, intentionally mismatched users to test its technology, the IAC/InterActive Corp service said on…

Local

MTA fares still increasing 4 percent in newly…

The agency said the 4 percent increases, previously announced in December, will remain steady even as the MTA deals with increasing labor costs.

Movies

Interview: Brendan Gleeson on the way 'Calvary' depicts…

Brendan Gleeson talks about how his new film "Calvary" began over drinks and how his character here is the opposite of the lead in "The Guard."

Movies

'Get on Up' producer Mick Jagger on the…

Mick Jagger, a producer on the James Brown biopic "Get on Up," talks about the time had to tell the singer some bad news and his favorite JB record.

Television

'Glee' star Lea Michele to appear on 'Sons…

"Glee" star Lea Michele has been confirmed as a guest star in the final season of "Sons of Anarchy."

Television

TV watch list, Monday, July 28: 'The Bachelorette'…

See Andi Dorfman make her big choice on tonight's 'Bachelorette' finale.

MLB

Angelo Cataldi: Ryan Howard deserves better from Phillies

Just last week, Ryan Howard endured the embarrassment of a benching that was inevitable, and yet still shocking.

NFL

Larry Donnell has inside track in Giants tight…

Little-known Larry Donnell of Grambling State currently has the inside track, as the second-year player has received the bulk of the first-team reps.

NFL

Computer to Jets: Start Michael Vick over Geno…

Jets general manager John Idzik says the choice of who starts between second-year quarterback Geno Smith and veteran Michael Vick will be a “Jets decision.”

MLB

Yankees looking to trade for Josh Willingham: Report

CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported Sunday the Yankees are interested in Twins outfielder Josh Willingham.

Travel

Glasgow: Hey, hey, the gangs aren't here

This European city has done a good job getting rid of its more violent residents and revitalizing with artists.

Education

Babson College tops list of best colleges for…

Money magazine has just released its inaugural list of "The Best Colleges for Your Money" -- and the answers have surprised many. Babson College, which…

Education

NYC teens learn how to develop apps during…

Through a program sponsored by CampInteractive, the high schoolers designed their own community-focused apps.

Tech

The Ministry of Silly Walks app is both…

Monty Python have dug into their back catalogue for cash-ins once more, but with the Ministry of Silly Walks app, they've made something that's fun too.