Kanye West (født 8. juni 1977 i Atlanta, Georgia) er en amerikansk rapper.
- «Jeg hater måten de fremstiller oss i mediene. Ser man en svart familie, så står det: «De driver hærverk». Ser man en hvit familie, så står det: «De leter etter mat». Og dere vet, det har gått fem dager fordi de fleste menneskene er svarte. [...] George Bush bryr seg ikke om svarte mennesker.»
- Originalt: «I hate the way they portray us in the media. You see a black family, it says, 'They're looting.' You see a white family, it says, 'They're looking for food.' And, you know, it's been five days [waiting for federal help] because most of the people are black. And even for me to complain about it, I would be a hypocrite because I've tried to turn away from the TV because it's too hard to watch. I've even been shopping before even giving a donation, so now I'm calling my business manager right now to see what is the biggest amount I can give, and just to imagine if I was down there, and those are my people down there. So anybody out there that wants to do anything that we can help -- with the way America is set up to help the poor, the black people, the less well-off, as slow as possible. I mean, the Red Cross is doing everything they can. We already realize a lot of people that could help are at war right now, fighting another way -- and they've given them permission to go down and shoot us! [...] George Bush doesn't care about black people.»
- NTB (3. september 2005): Hip-hop-artist: Bush bryr seg ikke om svarte Stavanger Aftenblad
MTV Awards 2009[rediger]
- «Taylor, jeg er virkelig glad på dine vegne, og jeg skal la deg få fortsette, men Beyonce har en av tidenes beste videoer!»
- Originalt: «Yo, Taylor, I'm really happy for you, and I'ma let you finish, but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time!»
- Catherine Gonsholt Ighanian (14. september 2009): Kanye gjorde skandale på nattens MTV-galla. VG.