Kanye West thinks he and Kim Kardashian made family and monogamy 'cool' again

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A week after Kanye West married Kim Kardashian at an over-the-top European ceremony, he spent a lengthy amount of time speaking to GQ about the life, loves and future of Yeezus. The interview has been published in the August issue of the magazine, and West continues his trend of sharing well-meant sentiments in cringe-worthy ways.

For instance, he believes that now that he's settled down with one woman, married her and had a child with her, the ideals of marriage, monogamy and family are "cool" again. "I am an arbiter of taste, and people think that I have the ability to make things cool -- or if I'm doing it, it should be cool. And I feel that this stuff's starting to be cool," he says. "I don't like walking around with people thinking I'm doing uncool s***, because there's nothing I'm doing that's uncool. It's all innovative. You just might not understand it yet. But it's cool."

He elaborates, "Family is super cool. Going home to one girl every night is super cool. Just going home and getting on the floor and playing with your child is super cool. Not wearing a red leather jacket, and just looking like a dad and s***, is like super cool. Having someone that I can call Mom again. That s*** is super cool."

As for why West decided to marry Kardashian, he says it's because he felt it would make more of a statement. "Saying 'Hey, I like Kim' isn't as inspiring to people as us getting married. And anyone that's in a relationship knows that in order to get to the point to get married and then to be married and to then carry on, it needs that work put into it," West says. "Right now, people look at it and it's like, 'Wow, that's inspiring.' Meaning that love is infectious."

Then he takes the conversation of "love" to a new level, explaining: "Like they said in 'Step Brothers': Never lose your dinosaur. This is the ultimate example of a person never losing his dinosaur. ... You mean to tell me that this girl with this f***ing body and this face is also into style, and she's a nice person, and she has her own money and is family-oriented? That's just as cool as a f***ing fighter jet or dinosaur! And just as rarely seen."

West says that he's learned a lot of skills from Kardashian about how to succeed in the many, many industries he's trying to be a part of. "One of the reasons why I think that me and Kim are very powerful together isn't just the concept of celebrity or this mega rap star and this mega-beautiful pop star. It's something I explain to my girl: She is who she is. I am who I am," West says. "What I had to learn from Kim is how to take more of her advice and less of other people's advice. There's a lot of Kim K skills that were added. In order to win at life, you need some Kim K skills, period."

Still, West has run into some troubles in the past year, particularly in terms of finding his place in the fashion business, and having Drake trump him as the rapper who won summer 2013. He did learn one very important lesson from his failures and successes: "History's gonna be harder to make than I thought."
Photo/Video credit: GQ