Kanye West Says He Was "Delusional" To Think He Could Rap As Good As Jay-Z

Kanye's upcoming interview with David Letterman continues to make headlines.

(AllHipHop News) Kanye West was so "delusional" about his rapping skills early in his career he decided not to offer up his hit song "Jesus Walks" to Jay-Z.

Looking back, the outspoken rap star admits some of his early work wasn't as good as he thought it was at the time.

In a new interview with David Letterman for the second season of Netflix show "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction," Kanye recalled: "Before we brought back this Renaissance era, it was like, 'You're a producer... this is all you can do' and my raps weren't as good as the 'rapper rappers' and my back story wasn't as gangsta as all the rappers, so I understood why the kid with the pink polo's raps were not being accepted as much.

"When I listen back to it I'm like, 'Oh man, I wasn't really as good as I thought I was', but I had this delusional confidence to think that I could rap as good as Jay-Z even to the point of not playing him beats and saving them for myself...

"People think I'm crazy now; they thought I was crazy then... 'You ain't gonna play Jesus Walks for Jay-Z?' I was like, 'No, I'm gonna stash this one'."

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He is suppose to believe that he is as good as anyone in the game; you have to have that level of confidence in order to compete... If you play a sport; you're a small biz owner, a doctor, educator, etc. you gotta believe you're the best!