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Kanye’s Childhood Influence Reeks of Genitalia

Posted in Celebrity by ryedog on February 24, 2009

Finally, we now know where the immortal, self-appointed King of Human Beings Kanye West got his inspiration.

And it has nothing to do with Teen Wolf-inspired shades, lasers, so-called racist white presidents, or dropping out of college.

In an interview that runs in the current issue of Style magazine, the critically acclaimed artist tells of a rather peculiar kanye_1and almost Freudian childhood experience that would lay the framework that now supports his popularized off-beat style (disclaimer: the following may be offensive to die-hard Nintendo fans and experienced video game programmers):

“First beat I did was in seventh grade, on my computer,” West recalls.  “I got into doing beats for the video games I used to try to make. My game was very sexual. The main character was, like, a giant penis. It was like Mario Brothers, but the ghosts were, like, vaginas. Mind you, I’m 12 years old, and this is stuff 30-year-olds are programming. You’d have to draw in and program every little step—it literally took me all night to do a step, ’cause the penis, y’know, had little feet and eyes.”

Can’t fault the guy for being too creative.

Catch some video of the interview.

[Photo Credit: Nathaniel Goldberg]

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