During an appearance that will air on DeGeneres’ eponymous talk show Thursday, the outspoken artist turned an interview segment into an extended, emotional monologue in an attempt to convince others why they need to support his mission to make the world a better place — even if Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg refuses to give him $53 million.
“I feel that if I had more resources, I could help more people. I have ideas that can make the human-race existence within our 100 years better — period,” he said, before sharing, “I was raised to do something [and] to make a difference.”
Later, West contradicted his own theory that “thinking is pointless” when he went so far as to say that as a fashion designer, he must one day emulate the King of Pop to achieve greatness.
“Picasso is dead. Steve Jobs is dead. Walt Disney is dead. Name somebody living that you can name in the same breath as them,” he said. “Michael Jackson and Russell Simons are the reason I was able to go so far… I literally have to be Michael Jackson of apparel in order to break open the doors for everyone that will come after I’m gone, after I’m dead, after they call me Wacko Kanye.”
Watch an extended cut of the epic appearance below, then attempt to make sense of it all in the comments section.