Kanye West arrived in Cannes Lions and made us realize just how quiet and soft-spoken everyone else in the advertising business is.
“Black people are allowed to wear big chains and name what they have on, and say out loud what stuff costs.” (And marry a Kardashian. Don’t forget that)
“Empower the best content creators or fuck you.” (I’m not touching this one.)
“We are the creatives with teeth.“ (I hope this one doesn’t touch me.)
“The world as a whole is fucking ugly. The Internet as a whole is fucking ugly, too. But I’m not in the construction business.” (Damn. I was thinking of hiring Kanye to build my new house.)
“I have to work with the number one. It’s like Michelangelo told he’s not allowed to carve with marble but told he’s got to use cement or something like that.” (Wait a minute — I thought Kanye just said he wasn’t in the construction business.)
I can’t be with any girl but Kim, because that’s the girl whose pictures I look at the most and get turned on by. I’m not going to represent any company but Louis Vuitton, because that’s No. 1.” (I think Kanye just compared his wife to Louis Vuitton. It makes sense. They’re both overpriced with nothing inside.)
“I don’t want to say these really big over-the-top statements that end up getting quoted.” (Then we’d have to say your trip to Cannes Lion was a failure.)
Kanye also said he’s fiercely protective of his daughter and wants to keep her away from the paparazzi… Especially when she distracts the paparazzi from him.
In addition Kanye says he spent four days on his honeymoon retouching his wedding picture because the flowers weren’t right. I’ll tell you something else that ain’t right-—spending four days on your honeymoon retouching your wedding picture.