Kanye West Compares Himself to the Great Michelangelo in New GQ Video
We all know that Kanye West is a constant perfectionist. So in a behind-the-scenes video for his August GQ magazine cover story, the rapper-producer discusses the height to which his perfectionism goes.
In the clip, which can be viewed here, Yeezy feels that everyone should utilize their voice to the best of their abilities.
“If you’re given a voice, if you’re given an opportunity to have a voice, you have to take that seriously out of appreciation for the opportunity given," he said.
'Ye then talks about his goals and explains why being perfect doesn't satisfy him enough -- he wants to go to a higher level.
"For me, it's a fight. Most people are just satisfied with, 'It's good.' Most people are satisfied at like just a 10, or something," he explained. "It's not to just stop at 10. You know, 10 is ground zero; perfection is ground zero. We need to take things to a genius level, that's when you do stuff that's perfect, that's past what's expected."
As an example of this, apparently West styled his own GQ fashion shoot. The 'Bound 2' rapper even re-tailored his pants to make sure they fit right for the shoot. At the end of the video, West compares himself to the great painter Michelangelo.
“Michelangelo decides he wants to sculpt, there could be a bunch of sculptors that are like, ‘Oh, no, you’re a painter,'" he says. "But he’s Michelangelo. And I am Kanye West.”
What do you think? Is Kanye West the Michelangelo of hip-hop? Sound off in the comments below.
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