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Four years ago, Kanye West said he was going to try to be more humble. Yes, really.
Though West is infamous for his egotism, back in 2009, he claimed he was changing things. After "South Park" aired an episode in which West was portrayed as a narcissist who decides to live out his life as a "gay fish," Kim Kardashian's baby daddy took to his blog to say he was "working on my ego."
"Having the crazy ego is played out at this point in my life and career. I used to use it to build up my esteem when nobody believed in me," he wrote. "I just wanna be a doper person, which starts with me not always telling people how dope I think I am. I need to just get past myself. Drop the bravado and just make dope product. As long as I act like a b----, this type of s--- will happen to me. ... I'm not actually a huge douche."
Well, that was short-lived. The "Made in America" rapper has come under fire this week for a New York Times interview in which he made a panoply of arrogant statements, from calling himself the Steve Jobs of culture to claiming he was at a place of "awesome truth and awesomeness."Read More »from Remember when Kanye West vowed to be more humble?