Kanye West wishes he could be “extremely likeable”.
The hip-hop star doesn’t know how to hold his tongue and has given many interviews recently in which he boasts about his achievements. At a concert in New York’s Madison Square Garden on Sunday night, he told the audience he sometimes wonders if he needs to tone things down.
“Have you heard anyone talk [bleep] about Lenny Kravitz? He’s a nice guy, he’s so well mannered. I envy people who are extremely likeable, I’m like, ‘Damn, I wish I could be likable like that,’” he said.
Unknown to Kanye, rocker Lenny was watching from the crowd. The star was embarrassed when the rapper began chatting about him and was overheard telling a friend Kanye had no idea he was in the audience.
Although the hip-hop artist was complimentary to Lenny in some respects, he also hinted that he believes the star is too obsessed with his public persona.
“There wouldn’t be no song called N***as in Paris [Kanye's track with Jay Z] without Lenny Kravitz, because he was the first n***a in Paris. Lenny has the best taste and the dopest crib in Paris… he designs furniture and he had been working on a clothing line for a long time… I said, ‘Wait a second, I’ve got a dream of doing a clothing line.’ You know what the billionaires told me while I was in Paris? They said Lenny wanted the same thing, like it was a joke… There wouldn’t be no Kanye West if it wasn’t for Lenny Kravitz. The only difference is I turn up on those n***as, I don’t give a [bleep] about looking cool or being cool, and this is no disrespect to Lenny,” he explained.
Kanye once again called himself the number one rock star on the planet, the same claim he made during his infamous interview with BBC Radio 1 host Zane Lowe. That time he also claimed to have hit the glass ceiling and invented leather jogging pants.
The star went on to be false modest about other people’s opinions of himself.
“It’s so funny when people compliment me and they say the word ‘genius’ as if that somehow separates me from other rappers in some way… I need you all to realize that Jay Z is a genius, and Drake is a genius… we are the modern day poets, obviously,” he stated.
As well as Lenny, Leonardo DiCaprio, Busta Rhymes and Idris Elba were in the audience.
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