Kanye West, the gift that keeps on Yeezing, appears on the cover of the newest Paper Magazine, the publishing concern that last year attempted to break the internet with Kim Kardashian‘s greasy high fashion butt. 

In the personal essay-style piece, he gives his perspective on happiness, and hints that his future might see him moving away from music, as his focus shifts elsewhere.

He also takes some time out to talk about Tidal, the streaming service that he and some rich mates recently launched, and about the Illuminati, the sinister global cabal run by Blue Ivy Carter.  

For the last time, he would like to let you know that he and his fellow celebrities are not trying to establish some sort of new world order, and the Tidal launch event did not devolve into an Eyes Wide Shut-style bacchanal. 

Nothing to see here, okay? Move along:

I heard a comment — a joke — about the Tidal press conference being an Illuminati moment. If there was actually an Illuminati, it would be more like the energy companies. Not celebrities that gave their life to music and who are pinpointed as decoys for people who really run the world. I’m tired of people pinpointing musicians as the Illuminati. That’s ridiculous. We don’t run anything; we’re celebrities. We’re the face of brands. We have to compromise what we say in lyrics so we don’t lose money on a contract. Madonna is in her 50s and gave everything she had to go up on an award show and get choked by her cape. She’s judged for who she adopts. Fuck all of this sensationalism. We gave you our lives. We gave you our hearts. We gave you our opinions!

That’s just the kind of thing an Illuminati member would say, but sure, I guess we’re buying it. The essay as a whole is very good, and you can read it here.

via Vulture
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