Kanye Thinks Michelangelo, If Alive Today, Would Be ‘Working With Shoes’

He admits he has a lot to learn.

Heck, I'd vote for him.

Hold on to your hats, because Kanye West has some thoughts on art, which is one of his favorite subjects.

In a new Vanity Fair interview, the rapper spends much of the time focused on his latest designs for Yeezy, his fashion line, the presentations of which, by the way, are choreographed by artist Vanessa Beecroft.

But he branches out widely, in true Ye fashion.

The biggest revelation is that some of the greatest artists of the Renaissance, if they were alive today, would likely be footwear designers, in Ye’s view:

I think if Michelangelo was alive or da Vinci was alive, there’s no way that they wouldn’t be working with shoes, as a part of what they work on. Definitely one of the things they’d work on would be shoes. I’ve gone three years without a phone. I don’t go a day without shoes.

Let’s not forget that he once likened himself to Leonardo da Vinci (who should not be confused with Leonardo DiCaprio).

And is Kanye still thinking of a 2020 presidential bid?

Oh, definitely.

Yay! Where can I donate?

There are some real stinkers in the interview, too, though. For example, Islamophobic presidential candidate Ben Carson comes in for praise from Yeezy for some reason:

As soon as I heard [Ben] Carson speak, I tried for three weeks to get on the phone with him. I was like this is the most brilliant guy.

Fortunately, he’s open to learning, which we hope might include changing his mind:

I sit in clubs and I’m like, Wow, I’ve got five years before I go and run for office and I’ve got a lot of research to do, I’ve got a lot of growing up to do.

Check out the full interview here.


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