A Cannes Lion Conversation with Kanye West, Steve Stoute & Ben Horowitz

Kanye West, with the “forever mad” look.

Kanye West participated in a panel today at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. He had plenty to say during his presentation, talking about everything from capturing the perfect wedding photo to why Steve Jobs was his main influence in life and how he strives to change the world like he did.

Other panelists that spoke throughout the day included Steve Stoute & Ben Horowitz, both of whom were backstage with Yeezy as they briefly chopped it up about creativity and technology. Peep what the three had to say about the subject below, with quotes from what Mr. West had to say on stage in the panel discussion on the subject of Apple vs. Samsung and how ugly the world (and Internet) actually is.

Talk to them YEEZUS..

UPDATE: Full one-hour conversation added after the jump.

There would have been no Beats deal without the Samsung deal. It showed the No. 1 company the importance of connecting with culture,” said West. “The reason I said I didn’t like Samsung particularly is because throughout my entire life, because of how my parents raised me, I have to work with the No. 1. I can’t work with anyone but Jay Z, because he’s No. 1. I can’t be with any girl but Kim, because that’s the girl whose pictures I look at the most and get turned on by. I’m not going to represent any company but Louis Vuitton, because that’s No. 1. Samsung is not quite Apple, but it showed that Jimmy [Iovine] and Dre would be able to connect with the No. 1 influencers.

The world as a whole is fucking ugly. The Internet as a whole is fucking ugly, too. But I’m not in the construction business,” he said. “I said to Kevin [Systrom], why don’t you let us redo Instagram? Now, you know, Instagram is nice. It’s nice looking. I’m not knocking it. But just in general, everyone spends all of their time looking at their screens or their phones. And just as a simple task, we could clean that up.


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