10 of the Most Kanye-like Quotes From Kanye West’s PAPER Magazine Essay

One nation, under 'Ye.

Fresh off his Time Magazine ’100 Most Influential People’ nod, Kanye West graces yet another cover thanks to “The American Dream” issue of PAPER Magazine.

Wifey Kim Kardashian may have broke the internet a few months back with her nude PAPER cover, but Kanye looks to empower the Internet with a comprehensive essay filled with personal truths, and an unfiltered look into the mind of the man who once compared himself to Michelangelo.

Check out the 10 quotes we plucked from Yeezy’s essay which officially hit’s newsstands later this month.

More than music: “I am not what I would consider truly a musician. I am an inventor. I am an innovator.”

Miss him with the Illuminati talk: “If there was actually an Illuminati, it would be more like the energy companies. Not celebrities that gave their life to music and who are pinpointed as decoys for people who really run the world.”

Watch what you say about Madge: “Madonna is in her 50s and gave everything she had to go up on an award show and get choked by her cape. She’s judged for who she adopts. F*** all of this sensationalism. We gave you our lives. We gave you our hearts. We gave you our opinions!”

Moment of clarity: “It’s funny that I worked at the Gap in high school, because in my past 15 years it seems like that’s the place I stood in my creative path — to be the gap, the bridge.”

So much for that new album: “Right now, over 70 percent of my focus is on apparel.”

More clarity: “I believe that everyone is a fashion insider, because it’s illegal to be naked.”

Fashion Killa: “I paid my dues when I had to wear a kilt in Chicago, and friends would say, “What’s your boy got on?” But there are warriors that have killed people in kilts in the past. Who gets to decide what’s hard and what’s not hard?”

Fashion is life: “Fashion is something that’s in my heart to do — in my spirit. There’s no world that can stop me from what I love. Not the rap world, not the fashion world, not the real world.

The best is yet to come: “I haven’t even given my College Dropout of clothing yet. We’re still on mixtapes.”

Paying it forward: “I think it’s so important for me, as an artist, to give Drake as much information as I can, A$AP, Kendrick, Taylor Swift, any of these younger artists as much information as I can to make better music in the future.”

Say yes to drugs from the dentist: “One time I was at the dentist’s office and I was given nitrous gas and I was vibing out — I guess that’s my version of Steve Jobs and his LSD trip — when I had this first thought: What is the meaning of life?