Una Mullally

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Kanye West is talking crazy again

The rapper has taking random ranting to a whole new level this week.

Wed, Feb 27, 2013, 16:52

   

Donning a straightjacket-inspired outfit, West has been having a very ranty week on stage.

In Paris he announced at 5:03 in this video: “I am Picasso. I am Michelangelo. I am Basquiat. I am Walt Disney. I am Steve Jobs.”

In this clip from a gig the previous night in London, Kanye screamed for ages and then hurled his mic at the floor at the end of ‘Touch The Sky’ – a pretty strange way of cultivating some kind of ‘I’m a crazy artist’ buzz.

The previous night, he took 10-minutes off kicking out the jams to slip into a dozy freestyle headmelter where he (rightly) slagged off Justin Timberlake’s substandard new single ‘Suit & Tie’, gave out about the Grammys (again), said “since when was making art about getting rich” – pretty hilarious from someone so materialistic, meet and greets with the daughters of execs, his mother’s death, corporate whoring, and so on.

You can watch all of that rant here, if you have the patience:
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Meanwhile, he and Kim Kardashian are photographed by Nick Knight for the March cover of L’Officiel Hommes below.