Yeezus, Kanye West’s sixth album, set to drop on June 18, revealed that he had no regrets interrupting Taylor swift at the MTV Video Music Awards, compares himself to basketball-great Michael Jordan and the late Steve Jobs.
In a candid interview with The New York Times, when asked about his outspoken outbursts in the media, Kanye likened himself to Michael Jordan.
“Anytime I’ve had a big thing that’s ever pierced and cut across the Internet, it was a fight for justice,” Kanye tells the paper. “You know, if Michael Jordan can scream at the refs, me as Kanye West, as the Michael Jordan of music, can go and say, ‘This is wrong.'”
Kanye also shared with the paper his high opinion of himself, “I am so credible and so influential and so relevant that I will change things.”
At one point, the rapper likened himself to the late Steve Jobs, “I think what Kanye West is going to mean is something similar to what Steve Jobs means. I am undoubtedly, you know, Steve of Internet, downtown, fashion, culture. Period. By a long jump.”
When asked about the infamous 2009 VMAs incident where the rapper stormed the stage and cut Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech, Kanye served up an unrepentant reply.
“I don’t have one regret…If anyone’s reading this waiting for some type of full-on, flat apology for anything, they should just stop reading right now.”
For the entire interview, read it here.