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A perfectly charming (slash...boring?) Kanye West recently sat down with Ellen DeGeneres to debut his "Only One" video on her show. During the ensuing chat, Ellen observed that Kanye has been decidedly "calmer." "You don't seem, like uh, like uh...angry!" noted Ellen.
"I think I was going through my version of my terrible twos," said Kanye. "My daughter, she wants to express herself, she just doesn't have the words for it. And for me, there's so many things I want to do with film, with clothing, and I just didn't have the words or the resources or the backing or the perception that I could do it being that I was a rapper or all these things."
He seems to be referring to his ranty period, which hit its peak in 2013 during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Kanye was 35 during the time of these terrible twos. Can you imagine what his actual terrible twos were like?
Now that he's out of adult diapers, Kanye can assess the situation with reason and perspective:
And now, because of this Adidas deal, they allowed me a little bit of oxygen. Because what you have to understand: the difference between what people give you about celebrity—the idea of money vs. creativity—there's no amount of money that someone can give you to make you not be creative if you were born to create. So, a lot of times people try to block your creativity, control you with money. Adidas allowed me to make my whole clothing line and it was just a little bit of oxygen. You guys last year, two years ago, three, whatever, you guys were seeing someone being suffocated by perception. Being suffocated by people in a position who could blatantly see, like, "Wow, the Yeezys did really good. He was really influential. All his albums did this. But we're not gonna give him a shot in something else." And there's a lot of people who were really calm about that, but the definition of crazy is trying to do the same thing and expecting a different result. So I tried something different over the past couple years, and I actually got some good results from it, too.
Our little guy is growing up right before our eyes!