Kanye West, who previously reported to trying to organize a date with Hollyoaks actress Jennifer Metcalfe, has never been one for modesty.
The Grammy Award-winning American rapper revealed: “I realize that my place and position in history is that I will go down as the voice of this generation, of this decade, I will be the loudest voice. It’s me settling into that position of just really accepting that it’s one thing to say you want to do it, and it’s another thing to really end up being like Michael Jordan.”
The 31-year-old rapper also slammed Justin Timberlake when he missed his chance to be a music MVP, saying: “There were people who had the potential to do it but they went on vacation, so when Justin went on vacation I made albums. And it just came out to be that.”
(Timberlake’s released his last album FutureSex/LoveSounds in 2006. West dropped a CD last year, and his newest disc, 808s and Heartbreak, hits stores Nov. 24.)
On a more sober note, Kanye West admitted he’s been struggling since the Nov. 2007 death of his mother, Donda as he said: “I’m just going through balancing that. And I always used to have that support system, you know. My mom would be there; no matter what, she was there before everything.”
He added: “We were together for like 30 years. And you know now when I’m on that stage and I look out and I say, ‘What am I going to do with the rest of my life?’ Like when does a real life start?’ Because I have sacrificed real life to be a celebrity and to give this art to people, which is great. It is great that I was able to do that, I’m not trying to shun that in any way, but it’s definitely a Catch-22, and it’s bittersweet.”