Kanye West’s ‘GQ’ Interview Teaches Us How to Be Cool In 13 Steps
If you think that when you've read one Kanye West interview, you've read them all, you couldn't be more wrong. Sure, the themes tend to be the same — being the best at everything, the idea of celebrity, the idea that Kim Kardashian is the most perfect human to have ever walked the earth — but West always has new and different ways of explaining these things. In Kanye West's recent interview with GQ , he touched on all of the above, but one of the most exciting parts came toward the end when he listed all of the things that he thinks are cool. As he explained, "I don't like walking around with people thinking I'm doing uncool shit, because there's nothing I'm doing that's uncool."
This made me realize, that not only was Kanye West listing things he finds cool at the end of the piece, the entire interview is peppered with things he finds cool. Whether it's getting a bunch of highbrow people together in one room or having the perfect flower wall, West knows cool and can teach us all a thing or a thousand about achieving it.
Based on his GQ interview, here's how to be as cool as Kanye West.
Be part of a family
Have a significant other and live with him or her
Play with your child (This will require a child if you don't already have one.)
This one was just really sweet so I had to include it, but it is not necessarily part of your steps to coolness.
Break social barriers
Make animal metaphors
Match your wedding venue bathrooms to the fort at which your wedding is taking place
Hang out with cool people
Of his 45-minute rehearsal dinner speech, West explained,
Hang out with some more cool people
Get really fancy flower walls
Get some Kim K. skills
There you have it. Get some Kim K. skills, enjoy family life, know a bunch of famous people, be extremely successful, and you're well on your way to being cool. Don't you trust the guy who made these jackets happen?
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