Kanye West Discusses Jay Z, Dr. Dre, Apple During Cannes Lions Festival, Video Released

UPDATE: Kanye West compares Samsung to Apple during his talk on a panel for a seminar called "Technology, Culture, and Consumer Adoption: Learning to Read the Cultural Landscape." Footage is released.

Kanye West said today (June 17) during a discussion on the Cannes Lions Festival seminar “Technology, Culture, and Consumer Adoption: Learning to Read the Cultural Landscape” that he was not fond of Samsung because it is not the premier technology company. 

“The reason I said I didn’t like Samsung particularly is because throughout my entire life, because of how my parents raised me, I have to work with the No. 1,” Kanye West said, according to Fader. "I can’t work with anyone but Jay Z, because he’s No. 1. I can’t be with any girl but Kim [Kardashian, his wife], because that’s the girl whose pictures I look at the most and get turned on by. I’m not going to represent any company but Louis Vuitton, because that’s No. 1. … Samsung is not quite Apple, but it showed that Jimmy [Iovine] and [Dr.] Dre would be able to connect with the No. 1 influencers.”

Apple purchased Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine’s Beats Electronics for $3 billion last month, according to Business Insider.

Iovine said in a statement last month that the Beats alliance with Apple is fitting.

“I’ve always known in my heart that Beats belonged with Apple,” Jimmy Iovine said at the time. “The idea when we started the company was inspired by Apple’s unmatched ability to marry culture and technology. Apple’s deep commitment to music fans, artists, songwriters and the music industry is something special.”

Kanye West also discussed the state of the world while at the Cannes seminar.

“The world as a whole is fucking ugly,” he said. "The Internet as a whole is fucking ugly, too. But I’m not in the construction business.”

(June 17, 2014)

UPDATE: Video of Kanye West's appearance at Cannes is below, though video of his speech has not been released.

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    And if anyone wants to have more civil conversations about this topic and the topic of music in general, just get at me on that facebook website...That's where I do most of my networking. And this website that I left this last comment on was just a random website, so I probably won't be checking in that often to see if anyone had anything to say about my reply... Give Thanks Ivor

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    People forget that Kanye made the best soul/motown/hip hop remixes of his times when he was younger. When he collaborated with Common and Kwali and Mos Def...He just got way more hype than other guys and made insanely more money than any of them. So he said "F" it...If i'm gonna be getting this attention, might as well go with it...But don't get it twisted, Kanye can make soulful 70's sounding beats. He's just on a different level now. He wants to switch it up and make people talk about him, because that's what makes money...Shock factor. People say he's a dumb person, but truss me, Kanye knows what he's doing...He's stacking paper and making headlines everywhere you turn...As much as I like his old stuff that he used to do with the "conscious" hip hop scene. I'm glad that he moved on and is doing this for himself and his family...He is the epitome of I don't care what you think, I'm gonna do my own thing...So most of these cats that know Kanye from his newfound success, were too young to know about this young prodigy from Chi Town that used to make dope beats way before he started rapping...Look at all the old school Mos Def, Kwali, Common videos and you will see more cameos of Kanye than ever. But noone knew who he was at the time. Now those two worlds are so appart that people would never believe that such a conscious artist such as Common would even want to "F" with such a egotistical "fool" like Yeezy. So to each is his own. But I got nothing but respect to Yeezy and the fact that he wants to make the biggest splash in the industry by doing everything from music, paparazzi, who he marries, and all that. Because he figured out that people (media) will be watching his every move. Media doesn't care about the music, they care what will happen on TMZ and if Kanye will flip out on the stewardess or the pilot or whoever...That's what sells. So why not cash in on that. Isn't that the American Dream...Come from nothing and become one of the biggest music pop stars in the world...Thats a big accomplishment for anyone... I loved Kanye from when I first got his beats waaaay waaay back in the day...And I'm not talking the 5-10 years ago either... I won't lie tho, he had some questionable tracks. New tracks. But that's what artists do. Not every thing you put down will be a hit. But at the time he felt like he needed to write and put out that particular track down for his own personal reasons... We as America need to worry about the way we raise our kids and bettering our lives and not worrying what certain people will wear on their wedding day. Especially if you're not invited or even FRIENDS with those said people. Make sure you do good for yourself and your family, better your life, make sure you'r kids don't work at fast food joints their whole life like most of the single mothers and fathers do, just to give their kids a better life and different than what they were used to... Kanye is getting his, now it's time for all of us to get our own piece of the pie... Hope I didn't offend anyone with this post, but all this is just my own honest opinion. One Love Selah Ivor

  • Anonymous

    samsung #1 worldwide ( Tv , Tablettes, Phone's..)

  • EarthTone

    uuhhh, so what is Adias compared to Nike???

  • anony

    It's so funny how stupid this guy is...."the internet is ugly too", isnt that where his "beautiful" wife got her claim to fame? - meaning that essentially he is saying his wife is ugly trash too...the only thing ill ever agree with him on is probably that..

    • Anonymous

      He's trying so fucking hard to get people interested in DONDA but nobody gives a shit about his failing agency

  • Jaks

    I just watched Kanye's #1 girl blow Ray-J.. HaHa.. Dummy!

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  • Anonymous

    fuck nigga i ate way too much candy now my blood sugar is insane

  • OUCH!

    Samsunng is #1 around the world! Yeezus needs to read more...

  • Anonymous

    i can't wait the day someone punches this dude real hard in the mouth

  • Anonymous

    this guy lives on another planet lol. he comes across like a lil rich spoiled kid who always gets his own way but if he doesn't he throws a tantrum and starts shouting and stamping his feet look at me look at me smh

  • Anonymous

    Someone tell him Adidas ain't number 1!

  • Anonymous

    Didn't Kanye say Louis V was played out? This guy is a clown.

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