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The 9 most humble things Kanye West said this week

  • Modesty-averse rapper gave a pretty amazing interview
  • 'I'm like, the anti-celebrity,' says guy dating Kim Kardashian
The 9 most humble things Kanye West said this week

Editor's note: Tweet Nothings is a weekly scroll through celeb Twitter accounts that we follow so you don't have to.

Usually in this space we take a little time each week to spotlight any one of Twitter's more prolific and/or ridiculous and/or annoying celebrity accounts.

Like this one.

Or this one.

It is, in fact, a spot custom-made for accounts like Kanye West's. Unfortunately (or fortunately?) Kanye went and deleted every wonderfully hyperbolic and over-the-top tweet he ever tweeted into the Twittersphere -- which is to say, all of them -- about six weeks ago.

Now, all he's left us with are exactly four tweets comprised solely of self-promotional, pseudo-cryptic nonsense like this:

HOWEVER, the good news is that West gave a rare interview to the New York Times, which published this week, ahead of the release of his new album next Tuesday. It basically reads like a really good, very interesting 4,300-word tweet. So, in lieu of actual Kanye tweets, here are the nine most humble things the modesty-averse rapper said in the new interview.

1. "I don’t have one regret."

2. "I’m like, the anti-celebrity, and my music comes from a place of being anti." (Reminder: He's dating Kim Kardashian)

3. "I think what Kanye West is going to mean is something similar to what Steve Jobs means."

4. "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."

5. "I am so credible and so influential and so relevant that I will change things."

6. "I will be the leader of a company that ends up being worth billions of dollars, because I got the answers. I understand culture. I am the nucleus."

7. "Yeah, respect my trendsetting abilities. Once that happens, everyone wins. The world wins; fresh kids win; creatives win; the company wins."

8. "I don’t know if this is statistically right, but I’m assuming I have the most Grammys of anyone my age, but I haven’t won one against a white person."

9. "If you don’t make Christmas presents, meaning making something that’s so emotionally connected to people, don’t talk to me."

The new album, "Yeezus," has drawn largely positive reviews so far, though Kanye might argue it's one of the greatest things either he -- or Steve Jobs -- has ever created.

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