Kanye West's "I Am A God" Inspired By Paris Fashion Week Incident

posted Monday June 24 ,2013 at 12:50PM CDT | 54 comments

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Kanye West refers to himself as the top "living and breathing rock star" while speaking on his "Yeezus" record, "I Am A God."

Windy City rapper and Yeezus crafter Kanye West caused a minor uproar earlier in the year when it was revealed that one particular record on his now-released album would be titled “I Am A God.” And during a rare interview with W Magazine, Kanye went on to reveal the exact incident that inspired him to create the controversial song.

According to Kanye, he was drawn to the recording studio when he was told that he’d be allowed to attend one Paris Fashion Week runway show only if he chose not to attend any other shows during the semi-annual fashion fete.

“So the next day I went to the studio with Daft Punk, and I wrote ‘I Am a God,’Sh” Kanye revealed. “Cause it’s like, Yo! Nobody can tell me where I can and can’t go. Man, I’m the No. 1 living and breathing rock star. I am Axl Rose; I am Jim Morrison; I am Jimi Hendrix. You can’t say that you love music and then say that Kanye West can’t come to your show! To even think they could tell me where I could and couldn’t go is just ludicrous. It’s blasphemous—to rock ’n’ roll, and to music.”

Later in the interview, Kanye further elaborated on the creation of the song as he commented on his lack of desire to defend “I Am A God” and merely credited the song as being a representation of “rock ‘n’ roll” and “rap music.”

“I made that song because I am a god,” said Kanye. “I don’t think there’s much more explanation. I’m not going to sit here and defend shit. That shit is rock ’n’ roll, man. That shit is rap music. I am a god. Now what?”

Released on June 18, Yeezus serves as Kanye West’s sixth studio album.

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  • Roll Tide
    I think he mixed up God and A Gay Fish
  • OC
    so he's an even bigger douche bag than we thought
  • xx009
  • 666
  • sxxxx9
  • sxxx9
  • jasonnn
  • Tarik
    Okay, Kanye, you just crossed the line comparing yourself to Axl. Axl has got more talent in one of his pubes than you have all together you fraudulent little fuck.
  • Anonymous
    i know that we the new slaves not gonna be a new slave that hoe gone take all yo shit that bitch is tryna get paid yo competition is hot while yo shit just sound gay distorted shitty old tracks u pay the stations to play
    • Anonymous
      >distorted shitty old tracks u >pay the stations to play But there weren't any radio singles?
  • j
    yeah, I think we can all relate to this. GTFO
  • Bene The OG
    Yeezus was good for hiphop in terms of pushing it into new boundaries. I have never heard an rap album that sounds even comparable to Yeezus. BUT. It just wasn't that great of an album to me. To make a song called "I Am God" to me screams "GIVE ME ATTENTION PLEASE, I KNOW DRAKE AND J.COLE AND KENDRICK ARE KILLIN SHIT RIGHT NOW THEY ARE MAKING ME FEEL INSECURE"...I did like New Slaves, Blood on the Leaves and like 1 other song but overall as a body of work it was shit. There is such a thing as too experimental believe it or not. I feel like Kanye didn't go into Yeezus trying to make the best music possible but trying to make the most interesting unique album possible. Little does he know he is starting to loose fans cus hes simply trying to hard to be a creative genius. And he already is you dont need to try so hard cus it comes across as corny.
    • Justin Credible
      Thats because you havent looked properly. Kanye blatantly listened to Death Grips and then said "I'mma be the first commerical dude to do that"
  • tree
    let yeezy believe what he wants to believe he has a huge ego sure but if that what makes him happy let him be or just ignore him
  • se1user
    If sites and reviewers weren't paid off he'd been behind J Cole on the charts. Instead, he bought them off, they all gave it 9.5/10 or 4.5/5 and everyone bought the album, got home, listened and was like, wow, this is art. No, it's crap, that's what art is. Art is great stuff after the artist is dead, but if they're still alive and call it art, it's crap.
  • ye love big dick
    flop bs of an album ye done yeezus my black ass
    • ye love big dick
      I'm a fag for making a gay name and talking about black asses. Fuck me?
    • Anonymous
      ye love big dick: I'm a fag for making a gay name and talking about black asses. Fuck me? shut up you dumb fuck album is wack
  • DrebinSlevin
    If the majority of people followed 5 percenter beliefs instead of Christianity, no controversy would have happened.
    • Al
      Don't get it confused, every album up until his mother passed was about the values of christianity. Once his mother bit the dust, he went into the great depression, which he mentions on his current songs. Jay Z took him under his belt, his rhymes went from christianity to occultic. Masons also consider themselves GODS. So, by you thinking that it is NOEG, 5% - stands incorrect.
    • Oz. F
      Really are you a Mason? Do you know any Masons? If not then shut the fuck up and stop regurgitating shit u see online.
    • Anonymous
      Fuck religion.
  • lapetitecollette
    didn't this bitch say himself, "what's a god to a non-believer"?
    • no
      that was frank ocean
  • TrollHunter
  • Anonymous
    Many of us are Gods but don't tell them anymore then you have to Yeezy. 85ers are a waste of breathe to explain too lol
  • Dick B
    No wonder that song sucks so bad.
  • Anonymous
    hahah this guy is trippin', I start losing respect as a fan, last album is a 2.5/5 imo
  • Yeezus Cult
    WE PRAISE YOU OUR LORD AND SAVIOR YEEZUS! save us from these ignorant people please. I will blast your album to pass the beautiful words onto our youth and wicked men.
  • zxsss4
  • xxsss9
  • album was garbage
    the album was terrible.. i am a god my ass..more like i am a piece of crap
  • -
    ego and rap go hand in hand. kanye got a huge ego. get over it
  • 666
  • Anonymous
    I like Kanye's music but he needs to chill on the shock value media whoring shit he always does ESPECIALLY when he raps about how much he HATES the media. Or so he says
    • COCA
  • crazy chainsaws
  • Anonymous
    Kanye loves to name drop old white people. I think Jimmy is the only black guy he has ever mentioned in these interviews.
    • Anonymous
      i think its so older white ppl understand what he means to this generation.
    • Anonymous
      ^ agree. its all about that to him proving he means something to world,he really doesn't care about (or is motivated by much than) black people Marcus Garvey he is not.
    • Oz. F
      ^ funny he said the same thing bout george bush
  • whoa
    no kanye, your a clown
    • whoa
      And I Am A Fag.
  • YeezUs
    • Oz. F
      We know your spelling gave it away
  • sdd
    eating a wigger rite now and burning em