Kanye West Talks ‘Kanye West Ideas’ On ‘Ellen’

By Chika Dunu, Epoch Times
May 19, 2016 Updated: May 19, 2016

Kanye West made an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on May 19 where he proved his outspoken personality doesn’t only happen on the internet but also on daytime television.

Similar to his Twitter posts, the topics of conversation between West and DeGeneres bounced from Michael Jackson to Mark Zuckerberg and social influence. 

As for his Twitter posts, West doesn’t believe he should have a board of directors checking his tweets, as mother-in-law, Kris Jenner has suggested, and has no regrets about anything he posts. 

What he does appear to regret is contacting Mark Zuckerberg on the microblogging website.

“Yes, I should have put it on Facebook. Now I understand why he didn’t hit me back,” stated West. West asked the Facebook founder if he’d invest $1 billion into the artist.

He added, “I understand that Zuckerberg doesn’t use Twitter, even though I have had dinner with he and his wife and told him about how I wanted to help the world and he said he’d help me and blah blah blah.”

According to the Chicago rapper, his ideas “can make the human race existence within our 100 years better.” When probed by DeGeneres to elaborate on his stance, West delved into more of what he hopes to accomplish.

“We’re in a Renaissance period. We’re in a place where people are multi-disciplined artists—We’re not in a place where people can only have one career, one profession throughout their entire life,” he explained. “They try to position through the media that I’m like—whatever—I care about people, I care about people.”

West contended, saying that the human race must stop pulling each other down, adding that his need to make a difference stems from his childhood.

“We’re one race—the human race—one civilization, we’re a blip in the existence of the universe,” said the “The Life of Pablo” artist. “And we’re constantly trying to pull each other down, not doing things to help each other—I’m shaking talking about it—but I feel that I can make a difference while I’m here through my skill set—I’m an artist.”

The 38-year-old fashion designer intends to use fashion as a vehicle to connect people from all walks of life and live a “beautiful life.”

“It’s funny because I was sitting there with [President Barack] Obama and Leo’s [DiCaprio] is talking about the environment and I’m talking about clothes. And everyone looks at me like that’s not an important issue or something.”

He continued, “But I remember going to school in fifth grade and wanting to have a cool outfit. I called the head of Payless and I said ‘I want to work with you, I want to take all this information that I’ve learned from sitting at all these fashion shows and knocking on all these doors and buying all these expensive clothes and I want to take away bullying.'”

West credits Michael Jackson and Russell Simmons for paving the way for his success.

“There was a time when Michael Jackson couldn’t get his video on MTV, because he was considered to be ‘urban’—the Michael Jackson,” he said. “I literally have to be Michael Jackson of apparel in order to break open the doors for everyone that will come after I’m gone, after I’m dead.”

He added, “Isn’t that so funny that people point fingers at the people that influenced us the most? They talk the most [expletive] about the people who care the most. I’m sorry daytime television. I’m sorry for the realness.”