Kanye West talks Classism, Self-Hate & the Example His Parents Set for Him

Kanye sat down with BBC’s Zane Lowe”

"When someone comes up & says ‘I Am A God’, everyone says who does he think he is? I just told you who I thought I was…a god! Would it have been better if I had a song called ‘I am a N*GGER?! Or if I had a song that says ‘I’m a Gangsta'!Or if I had a song that said 'I am a PIMP! All of those colors and patinas fit better, on a person like me, right? But to say you are a god - especially when you got shipped over to the country that you’re in & your last name is a slave owner’s. How could you say that - how could you have that MENTALITY?”

"People are slowed down by their perceptions of themselves. If you’re taught you can’t do anything you won’t do anything. I was taught I could do everything."