Sometimes when I see a bad performance and people still clap... I wonder if they're clapping because they liked what they saw or because they're happy it's over?
Success is the best revenge.
Unbreakable, would you thought they called me Mr. Glass Look back on my life like the ghost of Christmas past Toys R Us where I used to spend that Christmas cash And I still won't grow up, I'm a grown ass kid Swear I should be locked up for stupid shit that I did But I'm a champion, so I turned tragedy to triumph Make music that's fire, spit my soul through the wire
I refuse to accept other people's ideas of happiness for me. As if there's a 'one size fits all' standard for happiness.
Why, if someone is good in one field can they not be accepted or given the slightest opportunity to express and be creative in other fields?
This dark diction has become America's addiction.
We all self-conscious. I'm just the first to admit it.
I would hear stories about Steve Jobs and feel like he was at 100 percent exactly what he wanted to do, but I'm sure even a Steve Jobs has compromised. Even a Rick Owens has compromised. You know, even a Kanye West has compromised. Sometimes you don't even know when you're being compromised till after the fact, and that's what you regret.
I really appreciate the moments that I was able to win rap album of the year or whatever.
I didn't want to play it boring and safe. I also didn't want to innovate too much. Second albums, man, they're even scarier than first ones.
Blacks, especially in America, have been raised with a slave mentality - they don't feel that they have the right to speak as loud as possible.
I can analyze people's intentions. Immediately. That's just a warning. To everyone.
I know I got angels watchin me from the other side.
I used to have insecurity about my finances, then I announced that I had debt, and now I don't have any insecurities.
I'm really bad with answering questions. Usually, I don't even answer them. I try to find inspiration inside of the question. I think, and I jump from one beam of inspiration or energy to the next, as opposed to explaining the energy.
I liberate minds with my music. That's more important than liberating a few people from apartheid or whatever.
I don't even listen to rap. My apartment is too nice to listen to rap in.
There was a time Michael Jackson couldn't get his video on MTV because he was considered to be 'urban.' The Michael Jackson. So I literally have to be the Michael Jackson of apparel in order to break down the doors for everyone who will come after I'm gone, after I'm dead.
I'm pretty calculating. I take stuff that I know appeals to people's bad sides and match it up with stuff that appeals to their good sides.
The concept of commercialism in the fashion and art world is looked down upon. You know, just to think, 'What amount of creativity does it take to make something that masses of people like?' And, 'How does creativity apply across the board?'