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Kanye West's rant on Ellen is so bonkers, you'll want to grab some popcorn.

In an age where celebrities are media trained to within an inch of their lives, it’s refreshing when a celebrity says something that shocks even the person interviewing them.

Kanye West‘s latest interview on The Ellen Degeneres Show leftthe popular daytime TV host speechless after West went on an eight-minute rant talking about everything from news he is broke to his plans on how to ‘change the world’.

Reminiscent of Tom Cruise‘s infamous Oprah couch moment, 38-year-old West really cut loose. It all began with Degenres asking the rapper about that one time he asked Mark Zuckerberg for money on Twitter.

“I understand Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t use Twitter, even though I have had dinner with him and his wife and told them about how I wanted to help the world, and he said he’d help me, and blah, blah, blah,” West said.

“That’s how it feels though, it’s like the ‘Pursuit of Happyness,’ it’s like you’re trying to sell this bone density machine, you know in that movie…”

West then outlined his plan to ‘help’ people to Degeneres.

“I feel like if I had more resources. I could help more people. I have ideas that can make the human race’s existence within our 100 years better. Period. F*ck the paparazzi, whatever perception you have of me, starting with the truth, started with what everyone’s thinking, start there, put some dope s*it with it,” he said.

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“We’re in a renaissance period, we’re in a place where multi-disciplined artists, Steve McQueen that directed 12 Years a Slave, he was just considered to be a photographer, but then he won an Oscar, but that’s in a place where people could only have one career and one profession throughout their entire life so the exact amount of emotion, colour palette, sonics, everything that I put into my music, I put them into the shoes."

“It was like the moment, you know, all black actors can talk about the glass ceiling we’ve dealt with out in this town,” he said. “You get this night, go ahead. Chris Rock is going to do it, bam. Talk about how many times you’ve been blocked from being able to excel. It ain’t no joke.”

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West then compared himself to great creators like Picasso and Walt Disney.

“Picasso is dead. Steve Jobs is dead. [Walt] Disney is dead. Name someone living that you can name in the same breath as them. We’re one race, the human race, we’re a blip in the existence of the universe and we’re constantly trying to pull each other down. It’s like I’m shaking talking about it. I feel I can make a difference while I’m here. I feel I can make a difference through my skill set."

West also did a strange impromptu rap. It was weird.

Degeneres, the impartial soul she is, managed to keep a straight face during the entirety of the ramblings.

“I have a condition called synaesthesia where I see sounds. Everything I sonically make is a painting. I see it,” West finished. “I see the importance and the value of everyone being able to experience a more beautiful life.”

Righty-o then.

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