Kanye West declares himself the 'greatest human artist of all time' and promises he will become president

Kanye West.
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Move along, Shakespeare. Sorry, Michelangelo. Kanye West has declared himself the greatest artist in human history.

Ahead of the alleged release of his twice-delayed album Jesus Is King, West sat down Thursday for a wild two-hour interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1, during which he not only dubbed himself the greatest musical artist — nay, the greatest artist of any kind in mankind's history, but decides this is now irrefutable.

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