Kanye West Covers TIME Magazine’s ‘100 Most Influential People’

Kanye West is on TIME's list of the world's most influential people #TIME100 http://ti.me/1FXet3Y

Posted by TIME on Thursday, April 16, 2015

Kanye West was not only chosen on TIME‘s ‘100 Most Influential People list, but he was tapped to be one of the 6 cover phoros, along with Misty Copeland, Bradley Cooper, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Jorge Ramos.

He even had Tesla’s Elon Musk speak on his behalf:

“Kanye West would be the first person to tell you he belongs on this list. The dude doesn’t believe in false modesty, and he shouldn’t. Kanye’s belief in himself and his incredible tenacity—he performed his first single with his jaw wired shut—got him to where he is today. And he fought for his place in the cultural pantheon with a purpose. In his debut album, over a decade ago, Kanye issued what amounted to a social critique and a call to arms (with a beat): “We rappers is role models: we rap, we don’t think.” But Kanye does think. Constantly. About everything. And he wants everybody else to do the same: to engage, question, push boundaries. Now that he’s a pop-culture juggernaut, he has the platform to achieve just that. He’s not afraid of being judged or ridiculed in the process. Kanye’s been playing the long game all along, and we’re only just beginning to see why.”

But that’s not all… his wife, Kim Kardashian, also made the list, as well as President Obama, actress and activist Laverne Cox, Apple’s Tim Cook, presidential hopeful Hilary Clinton, Pope Francis and even Taylor Swift.

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