Kayne West Wants World Leaders At His Funeral
It's a bit morbid to think about who you want at your funeral, but in true Kanye West style, it sounds like the rapper has some lofty goals for who he hopes is one day mourning him.
"I was just thinking about my funeral and stuff a couple days ago and thinking who would be at the funeral," says West. "People who I want to be in the funeral. I wanna have world leaders that were, like, affected, that said, you know, 'Kanye gave me my shot here.' Or 'he pushed me,' or 'he told me to believe in myself,' or 'when I saw this, it made me feel like that.' I wanna affect people like that when I, like, pass away."
Vulture came across the sound bite, on VOYR, the $5-monthly service, which markets itself to "true fans" who want their all-access pass to behind the scenes of Kanye and Jay-Z's 'Watch the Throne' Tour.
Is this Kanye's way of saying he plans to go into politics one day?
"[Life] is a pursuit and it's a responsibility. If people have done things before, you should be able to surpass them. It's like I'm on a pursuit of awesomeness. Excellence is the bare minimum," he says.
Well Kanye did already make an impact on one world leader. In a 2010 interview with NBC News' Matt Lauer, former President George W. Bush said that the low point of his presidency was being called a racist by Kanye West.
About a week after Hurricane Katrina tore through New Orleans, the rapper made the now infamous remark, saying, "George Bush doesn't care about black people."
Bush told Lauer he didn't appreciate the comment. "It's one thing to say, 'I don't appreciate the way he's handled his business.' It's another thing, 'This man's a racist.' I resent it, it's not true, and it was one of the most disgusting moments in my Presidency," said the former President.
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