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Kanye West’s “I Am A God” Inspired By Paris Fashion Week Incident

Posted By on June 24, 2013

Kanye West is no stranger to a little controversy.

His latest album, “Yeezus”, has had its fair share of uproar, particularly of a song on the album entitled “I Am A God” in which West goes on to say how only God is flyer (or higher) than him.

In a recent and rare interview, Kanye West describes his thought process behind the song and how an incident in Paris, in which he was told he could only attend one fashion runway show, set the tone for the track:

“So the next day I went to the studio with Daft Punk, and I wrote ‘I Am a God,’Sh” Kanye revealed. “Cause it’s like, Yo! Nobody can tell me where I can and can’t go. Man, I’m the No. 1 living and breathing rock star. I am Axl Rose; I am Jim Morrison; I am Jimi Hendrix. You can’t say that you love music and then say that Kanye West can’t come to your show! To even think they could tell me where I could and couldn’t go is just ludicrous. It’s blasphemous—to rock ’n’ roll, and to music.”

West later goes on to address people who have a problem with the song title and content:

I made that song because I am a god,” said Kanye. “I don’t think there’s much more explanation. I’m not going to sit here and defend shit. That shit is rock ’n’ roll, man. That shit is rap music. I am a god. Now what?”

Kanye’s 6th album “Yeezus” is in stores now.