Kanye West is equal parts egocentric and self-deprecating.
In a recent interview with author and screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis — who is collaborating with Kanye on a script — the rapper said he likes to think of himself as a creative genius. Just don’t ask him to spell it.
“If I were to write my title, like, going through the airport and you have to put down what you do, I would literally write ‘Creative Genius,’ except for two reasons: sometimes it takes too long to write that and sometimes I spell the word ‘genius’ wrong,” Kanye West said on the podcast.
Kanye and Bret Easton Ellis collaborated on an American Psycho spoof to promote the album Yeezus, and decided to work on something even bigger. “Kanye and I have been meeting about writing a script for him and so that’s a project that’s kind of in the works,” Ellis said in an interview with MTV News.
In the Psycho clip, Kourtney Kardashian’s long-term boyfriend Scott Disick played a version of Patrick Bateman, while Kim Kardashian’s friend Jonathan Cheban played a victim who was hacked to death as Kanye’s song “New Slaves” played in the background.
Kanye West said that television and movies are something of an escape for him and Kim Kardashian.
“Me and my girl sat up in a hotel [when] we had some days off,” West told Ellis, “And we said, ‘Look, let’s just go ahead and watch this so we could just be like normal human beings.’ ”
This week, Kanye West debuted another artistic effort, a music video for the song “Bound 2.” The video features a scantily clad Kim Kardashian, and is centered around Kanye’s infatuation for the mother of his child. The song features the lyric: “Close your eyes and let the word paint a thousand pictures. One good girl is worth a thousand b–ches.”