Kanye West stopped by Ellen to talk at length about — what else? — his own genius. In the interview with host Ellen DeGeneres, covers a lot of ground, hitting everything from the Oscars to that time he hit up Mark Zuckerberg for money.
About that last bit, Kanye said he wanted the money from the Facebook founder to help make the world a better place.
“It’s like you’re trying to sell this bone density machine,” West said, referencing the Will Smith movie The Pursuit Of Happyness. “I have ideas that can make the human race existence within our 100 years better, period.”
And Kanye is looking to change the world in more ways than one. He told DeGeneres that he wanted to be “the Michael Jackson of apparel.” Kanye views his attempts to break into the fashion world as similar to MJ breaking down MTV’s color-barrier. He added that he wants “to break open the doors for everyone that will come after I’m gone.”
While on the subject of barriers, ‘Ye also dipped his toes into the #OscarsSoWhite controversy.
“It was the moment like, ‘All black actors can talk about the glass ceilings we’ve dealt with out in this town. You get your night… talk about how many times you’ve been blocked from being able to excel,'” he said.
Then, because it’s a daytime talk show, Kanye said, “Sorry for all the realness” and played a game called “5-Second Rule.” He did manage to shout, “Balls!” a bunch, so if you have to explain who Kanye West is to your grandmother in the near future, that’s why.