Kanye West: 25 Crazy and Funny Quotes

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Whether you love him or loathe him, Kanye West loves himself anyway, guys. He’s a self-proclaimed genius and he even goes as far to call himself a “God.” Heck, he even believes he’s got what it takes to run for president.

Kanye West’s quotes prove he is one of the most confident (and egotistical) guys of our generation.

He’s not afraid to admit it either: “One of my biggest Achilles’ heels has been my ego. And if I, Kanye West, the very person, can remove my ego, I think there’s hope for everyone.”

Sometimes he sounds smart (don’t tell him that, he doesn’t need another ego-boost), but most of the time, it’s downright wild and hilarious.

Hate-speech and snide remarks aside, the controversial star comes up with the craziest quotes that are sometimes so silly, they make you laugh.

We’ve scoured through Ye’s interviews to find the funniest things he’s ever said. So scroll on down to read 25 crazy Kanye West quotes: We can’t guarantee whether you’ll laugh with him or laugh at him…

25 Funny and Crazy Kanye West Quotes

1. “My greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live.”

— via VH1 Storytellers, 2009

A quote about: Life’s regrets.

Sometimes, you think Kanye is joking, but he’s not and it’s mind-blowing.

kanye self love quote

2. “You may be talented, but you’re not Kanye West.”

— via Twitter, 2012

A quote about: Knowing your worth.

Kanye doesn’t stop trying to convince us of his abilities. If anything, this famous quote shows he has self-worth.

kanye funny quote

3. “I need a room full of mirrors so I can be surrounded by winners.”

— via Twitter, 2017

A quote about: Loving yourself.

“Surround yourself with people who lift you up,” and all that. Take notes from Ye and be your own biggest fan.


4. “I am the number one human being in music. That means any person that’s living or breathing is number two.”

— via The Wendy Williams Show, 2007

A quote about: Feeling superior.

Jaw-dropping. Absolutely gob-smacking. Kanye will always be the egotistic rapper we can’t help but laugh at with.

kanye egotistical quote

5. “I think what Kanye West is going to mean is something similar to what Steve Jobs means. I am undoubtedly, you know, Steve of internet, downtown, fashion, culture. Period. By a long jump.”

— via The New York Times, 2013

A quote about: Being presumptuous.

We don’t know if this iconic quote is bordering on narcissism. But at least Ye doesn’t have any self-doubt.


6. “Just imagine if I woke up one day and I was whack. What would I do then?”

A quote about: Imagining life’s worst case scenarios.

If there’s one thing Kanye’s crazy quotes have taught us, it’s to have self-love and confidence.

kanye west quote about himself

7. “Visiting my mind is like visiting the Hermes factory.”

— via W Magazine, 2013.

A quote about: Being fashion-driven.

This funny Kanye quote has some truth in it, because you know what? We totally believe him.


8. “I feel I’m too busy writing history to read it.”

A quote about: Having a lasting impact.

This is kind of smart, actually. He is one of the best-selling male artists of all time, after all.

kanye history quote

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9. “I’m like a vessel, and God has chosen me to be the voice and the connector.”

— via The Fader, 2012

A quote about: Speaking your truth.

We hear you Ye, but hold up. Are these the ravings of a mad man?

kanye god quote

10. “I have to dress Kim everyday so she doesn’t embarrass me.”

— via Twitter, 2014

A quote about: Keeping up appearances.

Kanye’s relationship with Kim ended before we knew it, and we have a feeling this is why.

kanye west kim kardashian quote

11. “You do help me get money, paparazzi. You show people how fresh my outfit is.”

— via Jimmy Kimmel Live, 2013

A quote about: Seeing the positive side.

Kanye has a point here. He’s rarely on Instagram, so why not turn those pap pics into fashion inspo?

kanye fashion quote

12. “I will be the leader of a company that ends up being worth billions of dollars, because I got the answers. I understand culture. I am the nucleus.”

— via The New York Times, 2013

A quote about: Optimism

I mean, that was true for a while…until Kanye did some controversial stuff and got it all shut down (‘Yeezy’ was over when Ye made anti-Semitic remarks).

kanye quote about Optimism

13. “I see stuff from the future, and I’m such a futurist that I have to slow down and talk in the present.”

— via The Breakfast Club, 2015

A quote about: Thinking ahead.

Of course Kanye takes “thinking ahead” a little too far. But at least he knows how to humble himself.

kanye future quote

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14. “Come on now! How could you be me and want to be someone else?”

— via The Guardian, 2005

A quote about: Loving yourself.

If there’s one key takeaway from reading these crazy quotes by Kanye, it’s to love thyself!

kanye west quote about loving himself

15. “I am not a fan of books. I would never want a book’s autograph. I am a proud nonreader of books.”

— via Reuters, 2009

A quote about: Studying.

He says the craziest things, wowing us with his bizarre (but sometimes rational) logic.

quote about books by kanye west

16. “I’m like a tree. I feed the branches of the people.”

— via The Daily Mirror, 2010

A quote about: Generosity.

You definitely ‘feed’ us the humor, Ye! But on a real note, he fed us when he dropped College Dropout.

kanye west quote on generosity

17. “I didn’t want ya’ll to call me fat so I got liposuction.”

— via TMZ Live, 2018

A quote about: Self-consciousness.

Kanye being real, saying it how it is. We’d hate to make you feel that way, Ye!


18. “I’m the closest that hip-hop is getting to God. In some situations, I’m like a ghetto Pope.”

— via Late Registration playback, 2005

A quote about: Self-importance.

Cocky? You darn well know it is. But why should we ever doubt our own greatness?

kanye ghetto pope quote

19. “I think I do myself a disservice by comparing myself to Steve Jobs and Walt Disney and human beings that we’ve seen before. It should be more like Willy Wonka… and welcome to my chocolate factory.”

— via Hot 97, 2013

A quote about: High self-esteem.

Does that make us his Oompa Loompas? Our jaws drop whenever Kanye speaks.


20. “I don’t care about what people think, because people don’t think.”

A quote about: Ignoring haters.

This might be funny, but it’s actually one of Kanye’s realest quotes. At least it motivates us to ignore the haters.

kanye west quote about ignoring haters

21. “If I got any cooler I would freeze to death.”

— via Twitter, 2018

A quote about: Feeling badass.

There’s a fine line between funny and obnoxious when it comes to Kanye’s crazy quotes.

funny kanye quote about  being cool

22. “Have you ever thought you were in love with someone but then realized you were just staring in a mirror for 20 minutes?”

— via Twitter, 2014

A quote about: Vanity

Arrogant indeed, but Kanye’s definitely onto something here.

kanye west quote on vanity

23. “This is not album of the year. This is album of the life.”

— via Twitter, 2016

A quote about: Believing in yourself.

Kanye said it, take ownership of your own success and be your biggest supporter. 


24. “Rap is the new rock and roll. We the rock stars. We the rock stars, and I’m the biggest of all of them.”

— via BBC, 2013

A quote about: Being egotistical.

Is Kanye trying to be too deep but coming across too shallow? We can’t work out if this what having a healthy ego sounds like.

kanye rock stars quote

25. “You should only believe about 90% of what I say. As a matter of fact, don’t even believe anything that I’m saying at all. I could be completely fu**king with you, and the world, the entire time.”

— via W Magazine, 2013

A quote about: Speaking mindlessly.

We left this one till last because, well, you can take Kanye’s quotes for granted, or just brush them aside.


These crazy Kanye West quotes make him sound like a narcissistic egomaniac with delusions of grandeur. Others may truly believe he is a genius.

How do you see it? Is Kanye the second-coming or are his words downright crazy? Let us know in the comments.

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  • Angela Stephanou

    After completing her BA in Communication, Media and Film studies, Angela launched Tell Tales Online, and now writes and oversees the content and strategy across the site. As a pop culture junkie, she follows more celebs than real-life people, her guilty pleasure is watching The Kardashians, but she's also a fan of Marvel and Game of Thrones.

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