The artist now known as ‘Ye’, but formerly known as Kanye West has declared himself to be ‘the Young Putin’ of culture.
Speaking to Revolt TV’s ‘Drink Champs’ podcast, Ye criticised the music industry for using rap to glorify violence, and compared himself to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
‘I’m like Young Putin,” he proclaimed, to cheers and laughs from his interviewers. “I used to say I was Young Vladimir until I realized I was Vladimir. You know the moment when I realized it was? When I realized culture is an oil, culture is an energy. And I’m the king of culture, for the past 20, and the next 2,000 years.’
The second installment of Kanye West's Drink Champs interview is now up. In this segment he discusses the 13th amendment, attending anger management courses, and being "young Putin." https://t.co/zQuHTWIqT7 pic.twitter.com/u8FlrgXaQb
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