Kanye West Covers TIME Magazine’s ‘100 Most Influential People’ 2015 Issue
TIME magazine releases its annual list of "100 Most Influential People" and Kanye West is one of the cover stars for the issue.
Photographed by Sebastian Kim, the rapper, who is dressed simply in a black T-shirt and wearing a thin chain and bracelet, refrains from smiling on the cover -- like usual. On the list, West is joined by Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper, ballet dancer Misty Copeland, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg and critically acclaimed journalist Jorge Ramos. You can see all of the covers on Time.com.
West was named one of the 2015's Titans and his interview was penned by Elon Musk, an engineer, entrepreneur and CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors. He praised the Yeezus creator for his continuous hustle to be a cultural icon. Elon wrote:
"In his debut album, over a decade ago, Kanye issued what amounted to a social critique and a call to arms (with a beat): “We rappers is role models: we rap, we don’t think.” But Kanye does think. Constantly. About everything. And he wants everybody else to do the same: to engage, question, push boundaries. Now that he’s a pop-culture juggernaut, he has the platform to achieve just that."
Wifey Kim Kardashian is also listed in the Titan category. Martha Stewart gave her thoughts on the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star. "Beautiful in an exotic, totally exaggerated way, Kim exudes energy, sexuality, drama, determination, impetuousness and happiness. But she and her famous, entrepreneurial siblings -- shepherded by a savvy, tireless matriarch -- have also expanded the very definition of family," Stewart wrote.
Comedian Kevin Hart and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, whose speech "We Should All Be Feminists" is sampled in Beyonce's "Flawless," are also featured.
TIME's "100 Most Influential People" issue hits newsstands tomorrow (April 17).
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