Happy Birthday Kanye West: Celebrate with 7 of his most legendary quotes
Here are 10 of our favorite Kanye quotes in all their glory:
"Come on now! How could you be me and want to be someone else?-- The Guardian, August, 2005.
"So the next day I went to the studio with Daft Punk, and I wrote 'I Am a God,'Cause it's like, yo! Nobody can tell me where I can and can't go. Man, I'm the No. 1 living and breathing rock star. I am Axl Rose; I am Jim Morrison; I am Jimi Hendrix." -- W Magazine, June, 2013.
"For me to say I wasn't a genius, I would just be lying to you and to myself."-- Jimmy Kimmel Live, October, 2013.
"I am Warhol! I am the number one most impactful artist of our generation. I am Shakespeare in the flesh. Walt Disney, Nike, Google. Now who's going to be the Medici family and stand up and let me create more?" -- Sway in the Morning, November, 2013.
"I realize that my place and position in history is that I will go down as the voice of this generation, of this decade, I will be the loudest voice." -- Associated Press, November, 2008.
"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." -- New York Times, June, 2013.
"When someone comes up and says something like, 'I am a god,' everybody says 'Who does he think he is?' I just told you who I thought I was. A god. I just told you. That's who I think I am," -- BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe, September, 2013.