Fact-Checking West’s Yeezy Twitter Rant

Fact-Checking West’s Yeezy Twitter Rant
Fact-Checking Kanye West’s Yeezy Twitter Rant
Claim: West Says “I am this generation’s Ford Hughes Jobs Disney”

After throwing a bit of shade at Nike, West promised to bring his product’s prices down, and, once again, reminded us of the grand visions he has for himself. “I am this generation’s Ford Hughes Jobs Disney,” he

. But this isn’t a new claim at all. In 2013, West told The New York Times: “I’ve been connected to the most culturally important albums of the past four years, the most influential artists of the past ten years. You have like, Steve Jobs, Walt Disney, Henry Ford, Howard Hughes, Nicolas Ghesquière, Anna Wintour, David Stern.”

He continued, saying: “I think that’s a responsibility that I have, to push possibilities, to show people: ‘This is the level that things could be at.’ So when you get something that has the name West on it, it’s supposed to be pushing the furthest possibilities. 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.”

Verdict: It Depends On Who You Ask, But We Can All Agree That West Is Nothing If Not Consistent


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