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Decade's top ten stupidest Kanye West quotes

The hip-hop star's dumbest moments.

Illustration: S.B. Whitehead

1.“Yo, Taylor, I’m really happy for you. Imma let you finish. But Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time.”—MTV Video Music Awards, 2009

2.“This is the most offended I’ve ever been…this is the maddest I ever will be. I’m typing so fucking hard I might break my fucking Mac book Air!!!!!!!!”kanyeuniversecity.com blog, June 2008

3.“I HAVE A FUCKING LIGHT SHOW DUMB ASS, IT’S NOT CALLED GLOW IN THE DARK FOR NO REASON SQUID BRAINS!”—ibid

4.“My apologies, are you into astrology? / Cause I’m, I’m tryin’ to make it to Uranus.”—guest verse on Jadakiss’s “Gettin’ It In,” 2004

5.“If it wasn’t for race mixing there’d be no video girls. Me and most of our friends like mutts a lot. Yeah, in the hood they call ’em mutts.”—Essence magazine, December 2006

6.“Can’t we give Chris [Brown] a break?…. O.J. Simpson, amazing. Is he not? What he did, when he did, what he did. Was he not amazing though?”—VH1 Storytellers taping, February 2009

7.“I paid a million! It took a month to film! I stood on a mountain! I flew a helicopter over Vegas! I did it to be the king of all videos!”—MTV Europe Music Awards, 2006

8.“I don’t even listen to rap. My apartment is too nice to listen to rap in.”—interview with DJ Semtex, November 2008

9.“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.”—interview with Reuters, May 2002

10.“A lot of people were wondering what I was going to do if I didn’t win anything. I guess we’ll never know.”—after winning a Grammy in 2005

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