(AllHipHop News) Rapper/producer/fashion designer Kanye West has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the world. The Chicago native joined other global luminaries such as actor Bradley Cooper, comedian Kevin Hart, pop star Taylor Swift, filmmaker Lee Daniels, U.S. President Barack Obama, and Kanye’s wife Kim Kardashian.
Tesla Motors CEO and PayPal co-founder Elon Musk was tapped to contribute an article about West for the publication. Musk wrote in part:
Kanye does think. Constantly. About everything. And he wants everybody else to do the same: to engage, question, push boundaries. Now that he’s a pop-culture juggernaut, he has the platform to achieve just that. He’s not afraid of being judged or ridiculed in the process. Kanye’s been playing the long game all along, and we’re only just beginning to see why.
Time also conducted a video interview with Kanye. The “All Day” performer spoke about his impact on society and what he wants to leave the world.
“Every time I say something extremely truthful it literally breaks the Internet. So what are we getting all of the rest of the time?” Ye stated.
He continued, “I don’t care about having a legacy. I don’t care about being remembered. The most important thing to me is while I’m here, while we’re having fun, while we’re going to sleep, breathing oxygen, living life, falling in love, having pain and joy – what can I do with my voice? What can we do for each other to make life easier, make life doper for our kids?”
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Watch Kanye West’s interview below.