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Kanye West’s Latest Acceptance Speech Does Not Disappoint

Shai Azoulay’s Dream (2008).

“I wake up in the morning just thinking about which stereotypes I want to break … I see artists like Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Chris Martin all in the same room, and we’re going to push this music to the point where it was like in the sixties, in the seventies, where you talk about Led Zeppelin and Hendrix and the Beatles. We will be the new Beatles, the new Hendrix. They say in every other industry, you’re supposed to do better than the past. Like, computers should get smaller and faster. But whenever you say, ‘I want to be Elvis,’ they say, ‘What’s wrong with you?’ But I don’t want to be Elvis.” Kanye West at the American Music Awards [MTV]

“It’s embarrassing. I felt so dirty. I felt like a piece of meat. I find being a piece of meat very exciting. In my last life, I think I was a veal cutlet.” Stephen Colbert on how he felt when Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton undressed him with her eyes [WP]

“I think I had four different roles on that show, and I was killed almost every time. Once I escaped death, but I was blinded by bad moonshine.” Walton Goggins on In the Heat of the Night [A.V. Club]

“You can find things like ‘People who like action movies, but only if there’s a lot of explosions, and not if there’s a lot of blood. And maybe they don’t like profanity.’ Or it’s like ‘I like action movies, but not if they have Keanu Reeves and not if there’s a bus involved.’” —Chris Volinsky, competitor in Netflix’s contest to improve their recommendation engine [NYTM]

“My roles in the eighties were, like, gender dysphoric, I wasn’t pretty, I wasn’t this, I wasn’t that. And I am kind of butchy, you know. That’s just my thing.” Pamela Adlon [NYT]

“Most of you know me as one of three things. The Jewish lawyer from Sex and the City, the bald Jewish lawyer from Sex and the City, or the bald, naked lawyer from Sex and the City.” Evan Handler at a recent stop on his book tour [LAT]

Kanye West’s Latest Acceptance Speech Does Not Disappoint