Kanye West: “I’m Not a Celebrity, I’m an Activist”

Kanye West was profiled by the New York Times Magazine around the launch of his adidas line, and while most of the piece focused on ‘Ye’s work in the fashion world, he also talked about his ongoing anger issues and ego. In the interview, Kanye spoke about how his family life with Kim Kardashian and North West has really helped temper his anger because before all he had was his ego. “I feel like now I have an amazing wife, a supersmart child and the opportunity to create in two major fields,” Kanye said.

He also revealed that he frequently speaks with a doctor who focuses on anger management, which seems to be a positive outcome of his Los Angeles paparazzi assault case that was finally settled this week. On dealing with his ego, Kanye compared it to a table they have in their house that he hated but was too heavy to move or do anything with.

“I have this table in my new house,” West said, offering a parable. “They put this table in without asking. It was some weird nouveau riche marble table, and I hated it. But it was literally so heavy that it took a crane to move it. We would try to set up different things around it, but it never really worked.

“I realized that table was my ego. No matter what you put around it, under it, no matter who photographed it, the douchebaggery would always come through.”

Read the New York Times Magazine‘s full profile on Kanye here.

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