Kanye West: “I Don’t Care About Having A Legacy” Or “Being Remembered” (VIDEO)
Kanye West reveals in a new interview that he doesn’t “care about having a legacy,” because he would much rather focus on giving back. As Gossip Cop reported, the rapper made Time’s “100 Most Influential People” list for 2015, and gave the magazine a wide-ranging video interview in which he discussed his family, career, and how he always speaks the truth. Watch the video below.
“Every time I crash the Internet, it’s like this little drop of truth,” says West, adding, “Every time I say something that’s extremely truthful out loud, it literally breaks the Internet.” West continues by saying, “I don’t care about having a legacy. I don’t care about being remembered,” because he feels “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?”
West explains, “What can we do for each other to make life easier, to make life deeper for our kids, you know, as they grow. We were born into a broken world and we’re like the clean-up crew.” The rapper tells the magazine that he doesn’t believe in competing against other people, again noting, “None of us will be remembered.”
He adds, “Our existence as a race, as humanity, period, is a blip, a millisecond of our life in the entire scope of the universe. All these walls that keep us from loving each other as like one family, as one race, you know… Racism, religion, you know, where we grew up, class, social, economics, all this… What makes us be so selfish, prideful? What makes us be so focused on a personal legacy as opposed to an entire legacy of a race?”
Further elaborating on his views, West states, “I think there’s school teachers that [have] the exact same mission as me. I think there’s police officers with the exact same mission as me. Just help: Just do everything you got, give everything you got.” Watch West’s Time interview below, and tell us what you think.