Kanye West Says He Sometimes Feels He's The "Only One Not Crazy"

Kanye West comments on fashion having the ability to change the world, speaks on helping others.

With a music career that dates back well over a decade, Chicago rapper Kanye West has garnered numerous labels since the start of his career. And during a recent interview with San Francisco’s 99.7 NOW, Kanye spoke on being labeled “crazy” and revealed that at times he feels he’s the only one that isn’t crazy.

“My life is philanthropy," West said. "When I wake up it’s philanthropy. Everything I’m doing is ‘How can I help others?’ So if you think about the things that I’ve got the most backlash for I was actually trying to help others –maybe in the wrong way, maybe in the wrong time — but really trying to fight for…what I thought was the truth. When people say ‘Kanye’s crazy’ sometimes I’m like, ‘I feel like I’m the only one not crazy, I’m the only one not limited, I’m the only one not afraid.’ You get to be afraid a little bit, but bravery is not not having fear, it’s overcoming fear.”

West’s comments on philanthropy come only a matter of months after fellow Watch The Throne collaborator Jay Z spoke on a similar topic during an interview when he stated “my presence is charity.”

The G.O.O.D. Music emcee further commented on perception during his interview as he compared himself to a video game character whose controller doesn’t have a functioning joystick.

“A lot of times people look at celebrities like a video game character or an avatar,” ‘Ye said. “And I’m gonna tell you what up with me: My joystick is all the way out the plug. You ain’t controlling this avatar in any way. There’s only one person that walks this earth, or one level of greatness that can control me, and that’s God.”

West later commented on fashion and design, a topic he’s discussed greatly in his string of interviews this month. According to the Windy City wordsmith, design has the capability to change the world.

“What if everybody really came together — I’m talking about the brands and corporations just in America alone, let alone the entire globe — I think the world can be saved through design,” said the rapper. “Because design is about form, function, solution, and problem solving — It’s not about politics. Politics is what slows everything down.”

While on the West Coast for his “Yeezus” tour, which also features Compton rapster Kendrick Lamar, ‘Ye conducted interviews with a number of local radio stations. In one interview in particular, Kanye addressed classism and the separation that tends to occur between classes.

“But really what I didn’t know and I didn’t really understand this term until a couple of years ago, is it wasn’t about race,” West said during an interview with Wild 94.9. "It’s about class. And it was a classist move that even when you get invited to certain dinner parties, or even when you’re in certain magazines, it’s still like a Dinner With Schmucks situation. Are they inviting you to be a part of what you’re doing or are they inviting you to laugh at your teeth?”

Kanye West’s “Yeezus” tour is scheduled to make stops in Las Vegas and Los Angeles this month.

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  • dough

    Oh Kanye..only if we could all do what we want and be free... you want the freedom to not be restricted, but paparazzi taking your pictures need restrictions. A true Gemini... Come of it. the truth is the real world is different... Steve Jobs didn't want to be restricted... so he lost a company he founded... He had to LEARN the order of things to be able to come back and make it successful.So he had to go and learn how to be a joystick... to be able to talk to wall street and make sense b4 he got his company back...So you can dwell in this unrealistic world..or keep it real and wise up... why show up to a fashionable dinner with a grill in the first place?? Jee

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  • 614grind

    Kanye is only comfortable around white people.

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  • Anonymous

    Well, he just admitted he believe in god so there goes his "I'm not crazy" argument

  • LOL

    Guy is a waste of skin !

  • Anonymous

    It's cool to see Kanye doing interviews again. Sometimes he talks shit and but he usually says one or two things which make you think or inspire you. (5% of what he says...)

  • Kanyeishappy

    Have y'all noticed that the last 3 interviews Ye did...he is all happy and smiling. Like he laughs now...interviewers feel safe now. Its all laughter with kanye

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  • Nitrogenous

    Changing the world thru fashion!? gimme a fucking break. Malcolm X rollin in his grave right now

    • Anonymous

      arts are part of academics, so is wresting. fuckin faggot tryin to sound smart

    • Anonymous

      So you decide what changes the world? And Arts aren't apart of academics? FOH #hater

    • Anonymous

      design, fashion, art, music, movies, etc. it's all the same. you don't change the world through arts. only egocentric mothafuckas think like that. you change the world through education. kanye west is nothin but a lil bitch crying over some attention. and that's exactly what hip-hop is all about now : crying ass desperate and sensitive bitches

    • Anonymous

      He said design. Design is much bigger than fashion. Open your eyes

  • Anonymous

    thats how most gays feel

  • Anonymous

    I think Kanye is the only one taking whatever drug he is on... www.eminemalbum2014.com

  • Nottz!

    These kanye articles are becoming a headache! Chill!

  • Anonymous

    GIVE ME A CHANCE Youtube is all about finding new artist, & though I been rapping for a while im still consider a new artist. I just want my music heard thats all, im not looking for no record deal, getting famous 'r anything like that.! so please just spare a few sec. to check me out, & if you like what you heard please SUBSCRIBE so ill know you actually listen & support http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaSNK0pm4eY

  • Anonymous

    if thats how you feel chances are YOU'RE THE CRAZY ONE

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