Kanye West defends his ego, slams Obama

Kanye has likened himself to Jesus and Picasso.

Kanye West is known for having a big ego and for speaking his mind. In a recent interview on Power106 FM, the rapper demonstrated both personality traits by criticizing President Barack Obama and by defending his decision to call himself the “Steve of the Internet” during an interview with The New York Times in 2013.

“You can’t effect change from inside the White House like that …You gotta have the money, ” Kanye told the radio station, the Daily Mail reports. Kanye than added that “good ideas usually aren’t connected to money as much …creativity and extreme genius are extremely cheap.”

Kanye also responded to the criticism he received for comparing himself to Steve Jobs in 2013. “Don’t worry about how I’m saying what I’m saying,” Kanye said. “Look at what I’m saying and how I feel and how my intent is.”

Jobs isn’t the only innovator that West has likened himself to. Check out the Metro’s “Top 10 Most Bizarre Kanye West Self-Comparisons,” including Jesus and Picasso.


Rahm Emanuel makes another bet with late-night host Jimmy Fallon

Rahm wants Jimmy back in Chicago.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, President Obama’s former Chief of Staff, made a bet with Jimmy Fallon, host of The Tonight Show, on Tuesday.

According to the Chicago Tribune, Emanuel challenged Chicago public school students to read 2.5 million books this summer.

If students accomplish this daunting task, Fallon agreed to bring The Tonight Show to Chicago for the first time since 1998.

The bet was not the first between the mayor and late-night host. The Chicago Tribune points out that Emanuel agreed to appear on Fallon’s show after the former SNL castmember took part in the Polar Plunge in March.

“I went under the water, and I saw bubbles come out of my mouth and then I froze,” Fallon said about the chilly experience in Lake Michigan. “I came out and I heard bagpipes, and I looked around for bagpipers, because when you’re Irish that’s what you hear when you die.”

The Polar Plunge benefits the Special Olympics.

Will Chicago public school students meet their goal? Is this a good way to encourage students to read books? Share your thoughts in the comments section.