The Best Kanye West quotes

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There’s no denying that Kanye West is one of the most influential rappers of our time. But what is less known about him is his quotes compilation- a story that is just as fascinating as his music. From growing up in a broken home to becoming one of the biggest stars in the world, this is a must-read for any fan of Yeezy.

We are glad to present you the most known Love, Feelings, Time, Told, Life, Believing, World, Black quotes from Kanye West, and much more.


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About Kanye West

birth of the author

June 8, 1977

education of the author

Chicago State University

occupation of the author

Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Fashion Designer, Businessman And More.

date of the author

Years Active:

political of the author

Political Party:
Independent / Birthday Party

country of the author

Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

genre of the author

Hip Hop, Progressive Rap, Pop, Art Pop

instrument of the author

Vocals, Sampler, Keyboards, Drum Machine

institution of the author

Good, Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam, Mercury

productions of the author

Associated Acts:
Child Rebel Soldier, Kids See Ghosts, Sunday Service Choir, Big Sean, Common, Consequence And More.


No flip flops for black dudes. I don’t care where you at. Wear some hot ass Jordans on the beach. — Kanye West

I am a black new wave artist. — Kanye West

A messAge to people who think blAck people voted for obAmA becAuse he wAs blAck.. f–––ben cArson.. he’s outtA his fn mind.. — Kanye West

My wife has dated broke black dudes. — Kanye West

i am a black new wave artist Kanye West quote

If you see a black family, it’s looting, but if it’s a white family they are looking for food. — Kanye West

Black people can be the most conservative, the most discriminating. Especially among ourselves. It wasn’t white people who said all black men have to wear baggy jeans. — Kanye West

I thInk It’s Important to have open conversatIons about mental health––especIally wIth me beIng black. because we never had therapIsts In the black communIty. we never approached takIng medIcatIon. — Kanye West

George W. Bush doesn’t care about black people. — Kanye West


Nothing is promised in life except death. — Kanye West

nothing is promised in life except death Kanye West quote

I just want people to be the best thems and live the happiest lives possible. — Kanye West

Life is 5% what happens, and 95% how you react. — Kanye West

If I was more complacent and I let things slide, my life would be easier, but you all wouldn’t be as entertained. My misery is your pleasure. — Kanye West

My life is dope and I do dope shit. — Kanye West

Death is promised. So what do you do with your life? How do you make the most of it? How do you make your voice the loudest? — Kanye West

i just want people to be the best thems and live the happiest lives possible Kanye West quote

I live and breathe every element in life. — Kanye West

Life is a b*tch depending how you dress her. — Kanye West

They say people in your life are seasons and anything that happens is for a reason. — Kanye West

Why is Kanye West famous?

Kanye West first gained recognition for his production work for Roc-A-Fella Records, especially on rapper JAY-Z’s album “Blueprint” .

West’s skillful use of accelerated sample-based beats soon made him much in demand as a producer, but when he released his massively successful debut solo album, “The College Dropout”, he also established himself as a popular, critically acclaimed solo artist whose subsequent albums continued to yield hit singles.

West later ventured into the fashion world, unveiling the first “season” of his long-awaited fashion line, YEEZY, in February 2015.

As a public figure, West was known for his flamboyant personality and for his sometimes provocative and polarizing public statements. .

My greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live. — Kanye West

I am God’s vessel. But my greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live. — Kanye West

life is 5 what happens and 95 how you react Kanye West quote

Like, for me, playboywas my gateway into full–on pornography addiction, my dad had aplayboyleft out at age five and its affected almost every choice i made for the rest of my life. — Kanye West

If you have the opportunity to play this game of life you need to appreciate every moment. a lot of people don’t appreciate the moment until it’s passed. — Kanye West

I’m giving all that I have in this life. I’m opening up my notebook and I’m saying everything in there out loud. — Kanye West

I’m a pop enigma. I live and breathe every element in life. I rock a bespoke suit and I go to Harold’s for fried chicken. It’s all these things at once, because, as a taste maker, I find the best of everything. — Kanye West

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. — Kanye West

my life is dope and i do dope shit Kanye West quote

I’m putting my life at risk, literally! And if I slipped… You never know. And I think about it. I think about my family and I’m like, wow, this is like being a police officer or something, in war or something. — Kanye West

I’ve reached a point in my life where my Truman Show boat has hit the painting. — Kanye West


Yo Taylor, I’m really happy for you. I’ma let you finish. But Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time! — Kanye West

I’ve been outta my mind a long time. — Kanye West

I’ve been saying how I feel at the wrong time. — Kanye West

i ve been outta my mind a long time Kanye West quote

Versace! Versace! Versace! Versace! Versace! Versace! We love Versace. Versace is the greatest designer of all time! — Kanye West

I’m a human being. I’ve got opinions, I’m not always right, I’m not always on time, I don’t always say things in the proper way, but my intentions are always extremely pure. — Kanye West

The only luxury is time. The time you get to spend with your family. — Kanye West

I’m not a corny–ass booty freak! I’m the greatest musician of all–time. — Kanye West

Maybe 90 percent of the time it looks like I’m not having a good time. — Kanye West

i ve been saying how i feel at the wrong time Kanye West quote

Everyone’s always telling you to be humble. When was the last time someone told you to be great? — Kanye West

I’m not going to sit inside of a corporation for 20 years. The time is now. The time is now to express yourself. The time is now to believe in yourself. — Kanye West

I’m a let you finish, but the French Revolution had the best severed heads of ALL TIME. — Kanye West

People in this world shun people for being great, for being a bright color, for standing out. But the time is now, to be OK with being the greatest you. — Kanye West

I won’t go into a big spiel about reincarnation, but the first time I was in the Gucci store in Chicago was the closest I’ve ever felt to home. — Kanye West

the only luxury is time the time you get to spend with your family Kanye West quote

Being in competition with so many elements at one time. on a race against time, your age, you’re getting old, race against popularity on the radio. ‘ saint pablo’ ain’t playing. — Kanye West

People always tell you, ‘Be humble. Be humble.’ When was the last time someone told you to be amazing? Be great! Be great! Be awesome! Be awesome! — Kanye West

Oh yeah, i’ve thought about killing Kanye West all the time. it’s always a option and [ expletive ], like louis c.k. said : i flip through the manual. i weigh all the options. — Kanye West


Would you believe in what you believe in if you were the only one who believed it? — Kanye West

If you’re a Kanye West fan, you’re not a fan of me, you’re a fan of yourself. You will believe in yourself. I’m just the espresso. — Kanye West

would you believe in what you believe in if you were the only one who believed it Kanye West quote

Believe in your flyness…conquer your shyness — Kanye West

I got a long road ahead of me to make people believe i’m not actually a huge douche… — Kanye West

I believe that everyone is a fashion insider, because it’s illegal to be naked. — Kanye West

I try to deliver because I don’t believe that people are deliverin’ the same quality of albums. — Kanye West

I will die for the art & what I believe in. The art ain’t always gon’ be polite. — Kanye West

believe in your flyness conquer your shyness Kanye West quote

I believe in myself like a five–year–old believes in himself. They say look at me, look at me! Then they do a flip in the backyard. It won’t even be that amazing, but everyone will be clapping for them. — Kanye West

Redundant Thematics

In Kanye West Statements


An artist’s career doesn’t happen in the cycle of one week of news. An artist’s career happens in a lifetime, and if you’re a true artist you’re willing to die for what you believe in. — Kanye West

Does Kanye West have a college degree?

Kanye West briefly attended the American Academy of Art before transferring to Chicago State University, where he studied for a year.

It’s not about me. It’s about ideas. new ideas. people with ideas. people who believe in truth, and yes, as you probably could’ve guessed by this moment, i have decided in 2020 to run for president. — Kanye West


I love the fact that I’m bad at [things], you know what I’m saying? I’m forever the 35–year–old 5–year–old. I’m forever the 5–year–old of something. — Kanye West

I love the fact that I’m bad at [things]. — Kanye West

i love the fact that i m bad at things Kanye West quote

Hate and love are very similar emotions. The opposite of love is you don’t care. — Kanye West

People let their frustrations out on me. I love Kanye West. They say the opposite of that. But I’m not going to say that. I’m only going to say what I’m want to put into the universe. — Kanye West

Well, if someone has got all the money in the world, they’d still want love. — Kanye West

I love nudity. And I love beautiful shapes. — Kanye West

I performed it all the way through for people. People would say, ‘We love you, we want to sign you,’ and then there’d always be one person who’d say, ‘He’s just a producer. — Kanye West

hate and love are very similar emotions the opposite of love is you don t care Kanye West quote

I’m talkin’ about us, the new slaves, the people who love fashion. I’m talking about us, you know? ‘Cause I’m a slave to it. I love it. — Kanye West

I belIeve because god has gIven me a gIft that I pray for and so many people love. — Kanye West

I love [Kim Kardashian] nude selfies. Like, I love the ones from the side, the back ones, and the front. I just love seeing her naked. — Kanye West

Any woman that you’re in love with or that loves you is going to command a certain amount of, you know, energy. It’s actually easier to focus, in some ways. — Kanye West


It’s about whatever I want to make it about. It’s my world. — Kanye West

it s about whatever i want to make it about it s my world Kanye West quote

It’s crazy that we live in a world where if your super positive and super creative…it’s scary. Because what does that tell you about the mentality of most people if your scared of like…positivity. — Kanye West

People say, ‘What do you mean you want to help the world, but you’re so concerned about fashion?’ It’s illegal to be naked. It is something that is extremely important. — Kanye West

Like, I want the world to be better! All I want is positive! All I want is dopeness! Why would you want to control that? — Kanye West

There’s a lack of creativity in every field because people are afraid. As an artist in this world we can do whatever we want — Kanye West

First rule in this world baby… don’t believe ANYTHING you see on the news. — Kanye West

first rule in this world baby don t believe anything you see on the news Kanye West quote

I’m a monster, I’m a maven, I know this world is changin’. Never gave in, never gave up, I’m the only thing I’m afraid of. — Kanye West

It’s a tough world out there. You’re going to prepare yourself for politics, bad bosses, hating employees–and usually when you’re the absolute best, you get hated on the most. — Kanye West


I’m not always going to say things the perfect way, the right way. But I’m going to say how I feel. — Kanye West

Why everything that’s supposed to be bad Make me feel so good? — Kanye West

I feel that I’m very blessed. But with great blessings come great responsibility. — Kanye West

why everything that s supposed to be bad make me feel so good Kanye West quote

I feel like me and Taylor [Swift] might still have sex. Why? I made that b––h famous. — Kanye West

I don’t know If I properly apologIzed for how that slave comment made people feel, so I want to take thIs moment rIght now to say… I’m sorry for people who felt let down by that moment. — Kanye West

I can’t be a slave to the machine, you feel like you’re in the matrix. — Kanye West

You have this moment [ where ] You feel everyone wants to kill You. You pretty much don’t trust anyone, when You’re in this state, You’re hyper–paranoid about everything, everyone. — Kanye West

We good. We’re texting each other as positive energy, i haven’t seen him, but i can feel him. — Kanye West

i feel that i m very blessed but with great blessings come great responsibility Kanye West quote

As a rapper, I feel like image is always important but even more so than image, I really love clothes, that’s why I don’t use stylists. I want to do it myself because I really love it. — Kanye West

Sometimes I feel the music is the only medicine. — Kanye West

What I feel like–’cause I wanna be married, of course–I feel like the type of girl I would be with is a fellow superhero. So we get that ‘already flying and now we’re just flying together’ thing. — Kanye West

I always feel like I can do anything. That’s the main thing people are controlled by: thoughts and perceptions of yourself… If you’re taught you can’t do anything, you won’t do anything — Kanye West

I feel like now I have an amazing wife, a super smart child and the opportunity to create in two major fields. Before I had those outlets, my ego was all I had. — Kanye West

i feel like me and taylor swift might still have sex why i made that b h famous Kanye West quote

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. — Kanye West

I don’t want to do rap that makes people feel bad. — Kanye West

I feel like it’s almost a Renaissance thing, a painting, a modern version of a painting. I think it’s important for Kim [Kardashian] to have her figure. To not show it would be like Adele not singing. — Kanye West


I told God I’d be back in a second. Man it’s so hard not to act reckless. — Kanye West

I told y’all I didn’t vote, right? But if I would’ve voted, I would’ve voted for Trump. — Kanye West

i told god i d be back in a second man it s so hard not to act reckless Kanye West quote

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. — Kanye West

I told you, don’t talk to me, rIght, you’re tryIng to get me In trouble so I step off and have to pay you lIke $250,000. — Kanye West

Nike told me, ‘We can’t give you royalties because you’re not a professional athlete.’ I told them ‘I’ll go to the Garden and play one–on–no–one.’ I’m a performance athlete! — Kanye West

Told me go head and switch the style up and if they hate, let ’em hate, watch the money pile up. — Kanye West

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