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Kanye West: I Want Fewer Fans

Kanye West: I Want Fewer Fans

Kanye West takes the February 2009 cover of Vibe. Here’s what the 31-year-old Grammy winner had to say (via MTV):

On if he’s comfortable with fame: “I made a decision. I wanna make popular music, but I want less fans. I want the freedom of having less fans. It’s like the freedom of having less money. If you have less money, you have less responsibility. It’s like Björk. If she wanted to pose naked, you’d be like, ‘Oh, that’s Björk.’ But if I wanted to pose naked, people would draw all type of things into it. I definitely feel like, in the next however many years, if I work out for two months, that I’ll pose naked. I break every rule and mentality of hip-hop, of black culture, of American culture.”

On giving praise where it is due: “I believe Beyoncé is the greatest performer of our generation. I believe I am the greatest entertainer of this generation. I go neck-and-neck on Jay-Z and [Lil] Wayne as far as who’s the best lyricist. Jay-Z has longevity.”

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87 Responses to “Kanye West: I Want Fewer Fans”

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  1. 1
    Holly Says:

    Here is one less fan.

    How the hell did getting naked come into the topic?

  2. 2
    love Says:

    i agree with kanye, beyonce is the best performer of our generation ..period!!

  3. 3
    lolita Says:

    He sure thinks highly of himself, doesn’t he?

  4. 4
    twitter Says:

    my god is he full of himself. I don’t know how anyone could be in the same room as him for more than 5 minutes, his ego must be suffocating

  5. 5
    shacheer11 Says:

    well now he has like one less fan, actually never really even been a fan

  6. 6
    bejeebus Says:

    kanye,
    i’m not your fan and never have been your fan.
    you’re welcome

  7. 7
    peewee Says:

    This dude must be high on crack the cr$p that comes out of his mouth is so laughable. Kanye stop smoking that weed you don’t know how to express yourself, i never liked you but i like you less now! PLeaseeeeee! beyonce is the best and j. z. HAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAA!

  8. 8
    lady t Says:

    He cracks me up…LOL…I have to agree though about Bee and Jay. Love me some Jayonce!

  9. 9
    Kim Says:

    Gag.

    Just stop Kanye.

  10. 10
    nicki Says:

    alright. one less fan here. he’s soo full of himself. i never like kanye and was starting to warm up to him a few months ago but back to where i stood with him. =]

  11. 11
    Tha Says:

    ew.. who wants to see kanye naked? >.<

  12. 12
    Shemp lugosi Says:

    What a creep! I’m certain no one wants to see him naked and after yet another childish display of rampant ego which has no talent to back it up, I’m sure he’ll have many less “fans”.

  13. 13
    mrs_fuzzybee Says:

    Done and DONE.

    I have never been a Kayne fan.

    I will continue to NOT be a Kayne fan.

  14. 14
    Amand. Says:

    How can someone be soooo full of himself like this? The worst thing about it, is that I personally know normal people who actually are that full of themselves too. PATHETIC that is.

  15. 15
    Rachel Says:

    Why do people buy his albums?! Seriously, this guy thinks hes GOD! He’s a horrible person, and i’ve heard he doesn’t even sing live. And to top it off he is SOOO full of himself!

  16. 16
    [☆I n F a m o u s☆] Says:

    Holly,
    `
    you’re as dumb as dirt. everything he said flew right over your head.

  17. 17
    SOLIS Says:

    LOL! One thing is certain … Kanye is his biggest fan and always has been! Bro … Keep your pants on and continue pretending you’re the greatest performer of our generation.

  18. 18
    April Says:

    he’s an ass, but I do like some of his music.

  19. 19
    NativeNYker Says:

    As a non-fan of Kanye, I would give a rats ass if he posed naked! From my perspective the only one concentrated on Kanye is Kanye.

    I understand the whole self grandization and promotion but get a ******* clue. You aren’t the messiah of anything, Kanye!

    xo
    Rants, Thoughts & Merde
    http://rantsthoughtsmerde.blogspot.com

  20. 20
    Tania Says:

    What an idiot. The fans that annoy this guy so much are the reason that he is rolling in wealth. Regardless, this fool never had a fan in me in the first place. I hope his next record FAILS and he eats these words. His publicist must be ripping their hair out.

  21. 21
    Ashley Says:

    He shouldn’t have any fans at all, what a arrogant loser.

  22. 22
    Sarah Says:

    no need to disrespect Mr.West (haha) but i really think the Miss Brintey Spears is the best performer of our generation…wether britneys high or low shes always been able to put on rememerable performances that everyone love to watch….

  23. 23
    Tyler Says:

    His Mom is in a better place. How embarassed she must have been. He wants less fans? Keep running your mouth idiot.

  24. 24
    Jennifer Says:

    I wonder if his humungous ego will pop if I poke it

  25. 25
    cici Says:

    He is such a fool, after the SNL performance he certainly has one less fan. Celebrities are so full of themselves each and every one of them are self-centered etc. etc. etc. As for Beyonce being the best performer of a generation WTF, I don’t think so.

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