Kanye West has stirred up a lot of attention with his candid interview in today's New York Times, in which he talks about his career trajectory and his latest work on his upcoming album, Yeezus — out this Tuesday. The lengthy Kanye interview features the usual laughable remarks from the rapper infused with more than a handful of big-time name-drops, from Michael Jordan and Steve Jobs to Anna Wintour. After a series of comparisons, grand statements, and philosophical outlooks on his success and future, Kanye takes it one step further in ending the interview with, "I will be the leader of a company that ends up being worth billions of dollars, because I got the answers. I understand culture. I am the nucleus."
In honor of Kanye's in-depth sit-down, we have broken down the interview in terms of all the big names Kanye either name-dropped or compared himself to!