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Publication Thu Sep 16 2010

Kanye West: The Candid Columnist

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Kanye West: Rapper, producer, and magazine columnist?

Well, maybe not permanently, but for now, he has in fact thrown himself into the magazine world for the first time ever with XXL, a popular publication dedicated to hip-hop.

Not only is West featured on the cover of the October issue, he also wrote the cover story--on himself, of course--and he even took things a step further by also serving as the creative director for this special issue.

So what exactly does he write about? Why, Taylor Swift, of course!

West acknowledges the consequences of his outlandish behavior (albeit a year later) in a way that he apparently never has before. According to XXL staffers, the rapper "speaks on the reaction he received from the infamous 2009 MTV Video Music Awards debacle" and that afterwards, "he immediately dedicated himself to the studio" to avoid dealing with the ramifications from the incident.

The "all-Kanye" issue also features articles on rapper Kid Cudi, who is managed and produced by West, and G.O.O.D. Music, his artist management and production company.

The October issue of XXL hits newsstands on Tuesday, September 28.

 
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Doc / September 16, 2010 11:06 PM

This guy is an Egomaniac...

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