Steve Jobs Died So Kanye West Could Be Awesome Said Kanye West

Steve Jobs Died So Kanye West Could Be Awesome Said Kanye West

So Kanye West is a lunatic. In a recent interview with the New York Times, Kanye West says that he wants to be the Steve Jobs of everything, and Steve had to die in the same way that Biggie had to die so that Jay-Z could be Jay-Z. Um.

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It’s a dangerous state of affairs trying to apply logic to Kanye West, but here goes.

Here’s the quote from The New York Times:

I think what Kanye West is going to mean is something similar to what Steve Jobs means. I am undoubtedly, you know, Steve of Internet, downtown, fashion, culture. Period. By a long jump. I honestly feel that because Steve has passed, you know, it’s like when Biggie passed and Jay-Z was allowed to become Jay-Z.

So let’s follow the logic path of that statement down to a horrible place:

Kanye West views Steve Jobs as the lord of the technology sphere: someone doing what he wanted 100 per cent. Kanye West likens the death of Steve Jobs to the death of Biggie: Biggie died and as a result, Jay-Z was elevated as the best rap and R&B artist out there. So now that Steve Jobs has died, Kanye can be the Steve Jobs of everything.


You can read the full interview over at the New York Times. [NYT via Gawker]