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The 8 Craziest Quotes from GQ’s Interview with Kanye

It’s been a year of significant change for the man called Kanye West. He now has a child. And a wife. And soon, a fashion line. In a recent interview with GQ’s Zach Baron, the mind behind Yeezus offered his thoughts on change, and in typical fashion, the quotes did not disappoint. Some stood out for their audacity. Others stood out for their (uncharacteristic) humility. All of them represent a brand new Kanye—here are the juiciest tidbits.

On His Defensive Nature

“I don't have fangs. I'm a porcupine. I'm a blowfish. Like, I'm a—what's the fish that blows up?”

On the Quality of Yeezus (and His Taste in Movies)

“'New Slaves.’ The second verse. I argue that it's the best rap verse of all time. It's the Coming to America or Anchorman of a verse.”

On the Music Video for Bound 2

“I would have just liked to have had more nudity in it. That's the only thing. I just want to do crazy, colorful $&%# like that that has more nudity.”

On His Friends in the Fashion Industry

“Carine Roitfeld is the Walt Disney of what Tumblr is today. She is the Kanye West of what Tumblr is today. She's the single most important person to what street style is today.”

On His Impact on Fashion and Style

“I guarantee you, I'm more than 50 percent responsible for every men's shoe that they sell. Me, the singular person. More than 50 percent responsible for every Balenciaga shoe they sell.”

On How His New Spouse Has Affected His Work

“There's a lot of Kim K skills that were added. In order to win at life, you need some Kim K skills, period.”

On His Recent Nuptials

"Right now, people look at it and it's like, 'Wow, that's inspiring.' Meaning that love is infectious. You know, God is infectious—God flowing through us and us being little-baby creators and $%&#.”

On the New Rules of Cool

“Family is super cool. Going home to one girl every night is super cool. Just going home and getting on the floor and playing with your child is super cool.”

On the Future

“History's gonna be harder to make than I thought.”

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