WATCH: Kanye West takes over Ellen DeGeneres’ show in epic seven-minute rant

2016-05-20 13:16

Cape Town – Kanye West took over the Ellen DeGeneres show on Thursday when she asked him about his presence on Twitter.

The Bound 2 hitmaker proceeded in an epic seven-minute rant about issues he deems important and how he plans to change the world.

Here's how Kanye West rendered Ellen DeGeneres speechless:

1. Mark Zuckerberg

Asked if he ever regrets any of his tweets or wishes he had thought them through first, he said: “Absolutely not. What's the point of thinking?

“I should have put the request to Mark on Facebook. Now I understand why he didn't hit me back.

“I understand Mark Zuckerberg doesn't use Twitter, even though I have had dinner with him and his wife and told them about how I wanted to help the world, and he said he'd help me, and blah blah blah.

“That's how it feels though, it's like the pursuit of happiness, it's like you're trying to sell this bone density machine, you know in that movie. 

“I feel that if I had more resources, I could help more people. I have ideas that can make the human race's existence within our 100 years better. Period.”

2. Making a difference

He continued: “I care about people. My dad lived in homeless shelters less than five years ago, to find out ... he's a psych major.

“My mom was the first black female chair of the English department of the Chicago State University. I was raised to do something, to make a difference...

“Picasso is dead, Steve Jobs is dead, Disney is dead. Name someone living that you can name in the same breath as them. We're one race, the human race, we're a blip in the existence of the universe and we're constantly trying to pull each other down. It's like I'm shaking talking about it, I feel I can make a difference while I'm here, I feel I can make a difference through my skill set.”

3. The Oscars

Kanye West went on to discuss the controversy over the lack of diversity at this year's Oscars, he told Ellen and the audience: “I didn’t take the Oscars as a joke.

“Talk about how many times you’ve been blocked from being able to excel, I didn’t take it as a joke. It ain’t no joke."

4. Bullying

The 38-year-old star also vowed to “take away bullying” with his clothing designs, as he aims to be the “Michael Jackson of apparel”.

He said: “I'm sitting with [President Barack] Obama, and Leo [DiCaprio]'s talking about the environment, and I'm talking about clothes, and everyone looks at me like, 'That's not an important issue'. 

“But I remember going to school in fifth grade and wanting to have a cool outfit. I want to take away bullying.”

5. Music

Kanye then starts closing off by referring to how far he has been able to succeed in his music career thank to the likes of Michael Jackson and Russell Simmons.

He said: “Michael Jackson and Russell Simmons is the reason why I was able to go so far in music. There was a time when Michael Jackson couldn’t get his video on MTV because he was considered to be Urban. 

“So I literally have to be Michael Jackson of apparel in order to break open the doors for everyone that will come after I’m gone.”

Watch the epic takeover here:

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