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Man of style—and Kempt 100 inductee—Andy Warhol was on to something when he founded Interview magazine in 1969…

And we can only imagine that the latest issue’s cover interview of Kanye West, by 12 Years A Slave Director Steve McQueen, was exactly what Warhol had in mind. It’s lofty, insightful, absurd (in both its artistic meaning and the usual one) and chock-full of great thought-bites from the inimitable Mr. West.

It was tough, but we managed to distill it down to the five most interesting lines…

“It’s funny that you would say ‘mentally, physically, spiritually’ because my answer before you even said that was going to be ‘god, sex, and alcohol.’”

“‘Bound 2’ is Nick Knight’s take on those white-trash T-shirts.”

“I did two fashion shows in one year—at one of them, I had go-karts that people could ride.”

“I met with Deepak Chopra, right? I was supposed to go back the next day, but I told my girlfriend that I wasn’t going to go. Because you know what gets me calm, baby? Success. And I went in and finished my Adidas deal instead. I felt so Zen-ed out by that.”

“One thing that I will guarantee to everyone reading this is success. I’m guaranteeing success. I’m guaranteeing that we’re gonna win. Or let me put it another way, only one of two things can happen: either I’m gonna be right or I’m gonna be wrong.”

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Kempt Staff