Anyone who witnessed Kanye West and Taylor Swift’s first encounter on the MTV VMAs in 2009 had this going through their head: “Who the hell does this guy think he is?”. While accepting the award for Best Female Video, West went on stage, rudely interrupted Swift’s speech, and without missing a beat stressed his own opinion that Beyonce had the best video. Let’s face it, the guy has an insane ego.

West continues to have a steady stream of controversial quotes shoot out of his mouth like water gushing from a polluted and insulting water fall. Who does he think he is? Well, read on, because we found a whole bunch of Kanye aphorisms that might lend an explanation, but will more likely leave you with more questions. And yes, he actually said all of these.

33 Outrageous Kanye West Quotes That Will Leave You Shaking Your Head

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