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Kanye West Leads Time 100, Says He Doesn’t Care About His Legacy

Time magazine released its highly-coveted Time 100 list and Kanye West is at the top. In a short piece written by Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors, he says, Kanye would be the first person to tell you he belongs on this list. Elon ain’t never lied. In a video clip for Time, Kanye reveals he doesn’t care about having a legacy or being remembered. We’re not buying it, ‘Ye. But okay, hon.

“The most important thing to me is like, while I’m here, while we’re having fun, while we’re going to sleep and breathing oxygen and living life and falling in love and having pain and having joy. It’s like, what can I do? What can I do with my voice? What can we do for each other to make life easier? Make life doper for our kids—you know as they grow? We were born into a broken world. We’re like the clean-up crew.”

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Kanye also recalls a moment when he presented his first collection and only two magazine editors came back for re-sees—when editors have another look at the collection to determine if they’ll feature it in their publication. Kanye says he asked his fashion publicist, Debra, if there were any more editors coming and she frustratingly said no. “This is great!” Kanye recalled. He said to Debra, “Remember this moment cus it won’t always be like this. Embrace this moment when no one came to see the collection.” It’s worth mentioning when Kanye presented his latest collection in February at New York Fashion Week’s spring 2015 shows, editors could hardly get on the list.

He then goes on to say they’re police officers with the same mission as him. “Just help. Just do everything you got, give everything you got.” Bad timing for this, Kanye. But I guess.

Notables also on the list include Kanye’s wife, Kim Kardashian West. Guess they’re a package deal these days. Also on the list are Misty Copeland, Bradley Cooper, Alexander Wang, Audra McDonald, Kevin Hart, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Taylor Swift, Diane von Furstenberg, Bkork, Melody Hobson, Lee Daniels, Emma Watson, Reese Witherspoon and our girl Laverne Cox. We personally think it’s wack Taraji P. Henson and the entire Alternative Lifestyles unit from the latest season of ‘Beyond Scared Straight’ are missing. But okay, hon, to that, too.

Geneva S. Thomas

Geneva S. Thomas

Geneva is the founder of Jawbreaker, which she plans on turning into an intergalactic all-girl army that will someday storm the streets of the world in studded bras and Tom Ford boots. She recently took up archery and collects more books than shoes.