Kanye West predictably took the attention at an event for Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner.
Kim and Kris took the stage at the New York Times Dealbook Conference on Wednesday. The two answered questions about their cultural status and business success to Andrew Ross Sorkin. Kanye was in the audience during their half hour interview, taking pictures of his wife.
He then came up on the stage himself to talk about his success and being part of the Kardashian Jenner business empire. He said, “If my family wasn’t so omnipresent, maybe I would just rest on my laurels of being the greatest artist in human existence.”
He then started talking about social media, saying, “Social media — every time I get asked a question I have a thought about it — I’m not saying it’s as particularly negative as cigarettes. If I post a hundred posts they say ‘Oh, he needs to go to the hospital, he’s going crazy,’ but Instagram and different social media companies, they have the likes come back at a slower speed, they have a certain amount of posts that you should do to look normal. It’s actually controlling the rate at which we’re supposed to communicate and advance, as human beings.”
He also talked about having become closer to Jesus. He said, “In my perspective, Jesus has already won the victory. It’s for me as a man who’s a Christian, as a billionaire, as a founder of a $3 billion company, to stand up and be — and this has to be stated, because Forbes chose to call me a centimillionaire, but when I show them the receipts, $890 million last year, it wasn’t funny to me.”
He also addressed President Donald Trump. He said, We have 12,500 acres in Cody, Wyoming, and Trump has actually opened up the ability to buy more land in America. In America you can buy land, and we can be owners. We don’t have to be just the product of what Black Twitter tells us what we’re supposed to do.”
He also said he wanted to say something that was always cut out of other interviews. He said,“My father was a Black Panther and my mother was arrested for the sit-ins at age six, to fight for the right for us to vote, but it was the right to vote for who we tell you to vote on. It’s OK that any black man voted for Hillary. But if a black man didn’t vote for Hillary, you’re a coon.”
He continued, My parents fought for us to have the right for us to have our own opinion. Sometimes on social media, they can even put false comments, 6 or 7 in, to try to incept, indoctrinate, and try to control our minds and how the masses think.”
Once he handed the phone back to his wife, Kim Kardashian laughingly said, “We learned a lot.”
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