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Fish
05-27-2009, 12:55 PM
Wow.... yeah.... I'll hurry to pick that one up....

"Proud non-reader" Kanye West turns author (http://www.reuters.com/article/entertainmentNews/idUSTRE54P5L820090526?feedType=RSS&feedName=entertainmentNews)

Tue May 26, 2009 4:19pm EDT

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By Mark Egan (http://blogs.reuters.com/search/journalist.php?edition=us&n=Mark.Egan)


NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rapper Kanye West does not read books or respect them but nevertheless he has written one that he would like you to buy and read.

The Grammy Award winner, known for his No. 1 albums and outspoken statements on everything from racism in America to the banality of Twitter, is the co-author of "Thank You And You're Welcome."

His book is 52 pages -- some blank, others with just a few words -- and offers his optimistic philosophy on life. One two-page section reads, "Life is 5% what happens and 95% how you react!" Another page reads "I hate the word hate!"

"This is a collection of thoughts and theories," West, 31, said in an interview about his spiral-bound volume, which was written with J. Sakiya Sandifer.

West said he put his thoughts in a book because "I get paraphrased and misquoted all the time." He calls his wisdom "Kanye-isms."

"My favorite one is 'Get used to being used,'" he said.

"I feel like to misuse, overuse or abuse someone is negative. To use is necessary and if you can't be used, then you are useless."

So does he fancy himself a modern-day Confucius?

"I'm trying to end the confusion," he said, laughing and adding, "I'm gonna put that on the next album."

West's derision of books comes despite the fact that his late mother, Donda West, was a university English professor before she retired to manage his music career. She died in 2007 of complications following cosmetic surgery.

"Sometimes people write novels and they just be so wordy and so self-absorbed," West said. "I am not a fan of books. I would never want a book's autograph.

"I am a proud non-reader of books. I like to get information from doing stuff like actually talking to people and living real life," he said.

West, a college dropout, said being a non-reader was helpful when he wrote his book because it gave him "a childlike purity."

West dedicates the book to his late mother.

"My mom taught me to believe in my flyness and conquer my shyness," he said, defining "flyness" as confidence. "She raised me to be the voice to allow people to think for themselves, to find their own way."

Buehler445
05-27-2009, 12:57 PM
ROFL

No words can explain....

Dicky McElephant
05-27-2009, 01:00 PM
Kanye West could die.......and I would fucking laugh my ass off. That's how much respect I have for this fucking waste of skin.

Dicky McElephant
05-27-2009, 01:01 PM
Oh....and in with:


Do you like fishsticks?

Fish
05-27-2009, 01:03 PM
I got your fishstick right heeeah.....

Dicky McElephant
05-27-2009, 01:07 PM
"His book is 52 pages -- some blank, others with just a few words -- and offers his optimistic philosophy on life."

Wait...and this motherfucker had to have a CO-AUTHOR help him write this bullshit? Dude couldn't write 3 words by himself?

bdeg
05-27-2009, 01:10 PM
wooooow

this too:
So does he fancy himself a modern-day Confucius?

"I'm trying to end the confusion," he said, laughing

this book should be sold with a pill of cyanide
anyone who buys this not as a gag gift.... honestly.

this line might be my favorite He calls his wisdom "Kanye-isms."

Buehler445
05-27-2009, 01:13 PM
BUSH HATES BLACK PEOPLE!

Is that in there?

Ultra Peanut
05-27-2009, 01:16 PM
if ever kanye took the form of a book
he would be his own book
cuz kanye owns
kanye knows the difference between bein'
and seein' the things he's been seein'
cuz he owns,
does kanyeezy
oh, he owns
so hard

Fish
05-27-2009, 01:20 PM
wooooow

this too:
So does he fancy himself a modern-day Confucius?

"I'm trying to end the confusion," he said, laughing

this book should be sold with a pill of cyanide
anyone who buys this not as a gag gift.... honestly.

this line might be my favorite He calls his wisdom "Kanye-isms."

Maybe if he could talk to Confucius like.. in real life and shit... knowhaI'msayin... then he wouldn't be so confucioused....

bdeg
05-27-2009, 01:24 PM
LMAO

blaise
05-27-2009, 01:26 PM
Wow, what a total douchebag.

Rain Man
05-27-2009, 01:33 PM
I'm going to sue him for plagiarism. I have all sorts of blank pages I've written.

googlegoogle
05-27-2009, 01:33 PM
He's paid to make rhymes and beats.

blaise
05-27-2009, 01:38 PM
He's paid to make rhymes and beats.

He's trying to get paid for writing a stupid piece of crap book only an idiot would buy.

jjjayb
05-27-2009, 01:47 PM
I'm going to sue him for plagiarism. I have all sorts of blank pages I've written.

ROFL

KCChiefsMan
05-27-2009, 01:54 PM
I think this is a brilliant act. He realizes that 90% of his fans have less than a 105 IQ and this statement would be very appealing to them and to a lot of other people who may not have liked him before. When it's cool to be stupid and bad to be smart, as his fans live by, it's not a bad idea.

Dicky McElephant
05-27-2009, 02:04 PM
I think this is a brilliant act. He realizes that 90% of his fans have less than a 75 IQ and this statement would be very appealing to them and to a lot of other people who may not have liked him before. When it's cool to be stupid and bad to be smart, as his fans live by, it's not a bad idea.

FYP

Deberg_1990
05-27-2009, 02:05 PM
Why does Kayne West hate smart people?

Reaper16
05-27-2009, 06:21 PM
This is one of the few times that Kanye has pissed me off.

Pants
05-27-2009, 06:31 PM
Player-haters. He's just making money. Relax, people.

Miles
05-27-2009, 06:57 PM
I didn't realize Reuters circulated articles from The Onion.

Count Alex's Losses
05-27-2009, 07:36 PM
I weep for the future.

http://sbqsam.com/maitred.jpg

Fairplay
05-27-2009, 07:53 PM
I think i will be an author now.:hmmm:

Braincase
05-28-2009, 08:42 PM
Shit like that won't even make good bathroom reading.

KCChiefsMan
05-28-2009, 09:43 PM
Shit like that won't even make good bathroom reading.

the paper used for his literature would certainly be better used as bathroom tissue.

KcFanInGA
05-28-2009, 10:49 PM
Pure laziness. Read a book Kanye! This is a fine example of someone who needs to straddle a nuke and ride that son of a bitch straight to the moon!

Reaper16
05-29-2009, 12:23 AM
Pure laziness. Read a book Kanye! This is a fine example of someone who needs to straddle a nuke and ride that son of a bitch straight to the moon!
What did the moon ever do to you?

MoreLemonPledge
05-29-2009, 04:35 PM
http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/uncyclopedia/images/thumb/6/6c/Fishsticks01.jpg/250px-Fishsticks01.jpg

KcMizzou
05-29-2009, 08:04 PM
I didn't realize Reuters circulated articles from The Onion.That was my first thought as well... wow. LMAO