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Kanye West’s 40 Most “Kanye” Quotes on His 40th Birthday

Forty years ago today, possibly the greatest musical visionary of our generation was born. Kanye West has made himself the center of not just hip hop, but pop culture as a whole. Between booking Madison Square Garden for his fashion show/album listening party, to selling out sneakers in a matter of seconds, Ye has proven he’s the most influential character in all of music. And he’ll tell you that, too. In fact, he’ll probably take it even farther.

As a cultural force, Kanye West has also given some amazing words of his own amazing, specific wisdom. They’ve come in lyrics, from interviews and on social media.

From yelling at Sway to talking about bleached assholes, relive some of the quotes that made Kanye West into the presence we all know and all have strong opinions about.

These are not ranked in order, if they were, the line about bleached assholes would be No. 1.

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