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Kanye West Can't Be With Anyone But Kim Kardashian
Posted by Joseph Lee on 06.18.2014



As we previously reported, Kanye West delivered a speech at the Cannes Lion Festival called Technology, Culture and Consumer Adoption: Learning to Read the Cultural Landscape." He previously commented on photographer Annie Leibovitz and said he wouldn't work with anyone who isn't number one. Here are more quotes from his speech, courtesy of Adweek:

On being inspired by Steve Jobs: "Steve Jobs, as everyone knows, was my biggest influence. Just seeing the way he fought to make things easier for people. After he passed, I made it my life's mission to do what he did inside of that company. I dream to help raise the palette and raise the taste level of a generation and also be involved with the production and distribution and advertising of that thing everyone's begging for."

More on the Beats/Apple deal and his thoughts on Samsung: "There would have been no Beats deal without the Samsung deal. It showed the No. 1 company the importance of connecting with culture. The reason I said I didn't like Samsung particularly is because throughout my entire life, because of how my parents raised me, I have to work with the No. 1. I can't work with anyone but Jay Z, because he's No. 1. I can't be with any girl but Kim, because that's the girl whose pictures I look at the most and get turned on by. I'm not going to represent any company but Louis Vuitton, because that's No. 1. … Samsung is not quite Apple, but it showed that Jimmy [Iovine] and Dre would be able to connect with the No. 1 influencers."

On the difference between bad taste and good taste: "When people think celebrity, which is the highest form of communication—we're like walking networks or TV shows or brands in ourselves—you don't think good taste. And I believe that bad taste is vulgar. It's like cursing. I think the world can be saved through design. Because what is the most distasteful thing someone can do? Kill someone. So, good taste is the opposite of that."





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