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Kanye West

A celebration is in order for Kanye West as Kim Kardashian‘s hubby and North’s daddy turns the big 3-8 today! As we are well aware, Yeezus is one of the most talented and hard working rappers in game. Oh, and did we mention he’s also pretty opinionated about… well, just about everything? In fact, his tweets are so iconic that late night television host Jimmy Kimmel asked Josh Groban to sing them opera-style for a bit on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

To commemorate the enigma’s big day, we’re dishing out the most baffling, thought-provoking Kanye Kuotes in all their glory here:

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at the 2015 MET Gala

ON KIM’S FASHION

“I have to dress Kim everyday so she doesn’t embarrass me.”

  1. ON BEING ON TOP

“I am the number one human being in music. That means any person that’s living or breathing is number two.”

  1. ON MEDIA SCRUTINY

“The media crucify me like they did Christ.”

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    Debut the Kanye West x Adidas Originals Fall 2015 collection in NYC

    ON HATERS

“When you’re the absolute best, you get hated on the most.”

  1. ON HIS OTHER AMBITION

“My goal, if I was going to do art, fine art, would have been to become Picasso or greater. That always sounds so funny to people, comparing yourself to someone in the past that has done so much, and in your life you’re not even allowed to think that you can do as much. That’s a mentality that suppresses humanity.”

  1. ON TRUE PAIN

“I am God’s vessel. But my greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live.”

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    Kanye West and Taylor Swift made up their long feud at the 2015 Grammy Awards

    ON LITERATURE

“Sometimes people write novels and they just be so wordy and so self-absorbed. I am not a fan of books. I would never want a book’s autograph. I am a proud non reader of books.”

  1. ON EGO-CRUSHING

“One of my biggest achilles heels has been my ego. And if I, Kanye West, can remove my ego, I think there’s hope for everyone.”

ON BEING A TASTEMAKER

“I’m a pop enigma. I live and breathe every element in life. I rock a bespoke suit and I go to Harold’s for fried chicken. It’s all these things at once, because, as a taste maker, I find the best of everything.”

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    Wearing bejeweled Margiela mask during his Yeezus tour, 2013

    ON HIS THOUGHTS

“Visiting my mind is like visiting the Hermès factory. Sh*t is real.”

  1. ON HIS HECTIC SCHEDULE

“I feel like I’m too busy writing history to read it.”

ON RESPONSIBILITY

“I hate when I’m on a flight and I wake up with a water bottle next to me like oh great now I gotta be responsible for this water bottle”