Say what you want about Kanye West, but his great music does influence a lot of people. Not only the music he performs, but the music he produces for other artists carry influence as well. So it should not be shocking that he is named one of the top most influential people in the world.
His wife, Kim Kardashian on the other hand, how did she get on the list? Did she get on it just for being Kanye West’s wife? Or is it the after effect of her infamous sextape with Ray Jay? If it is the latter, then shouldn’t Ray Jay be on the list also?
TIME magazine unveiled its list of the “100 Most Influential People” for 2015, and in the mix with politicians, dignitaries, and activists is none other than Kanye West.
To be featured under the Titans category, West will grace one of TIME’s covers on Friday.
“I don’t care about having a legacy, I don’t care about being remembered,” West told TIME. “We were born into a broken world and we’re like the clean up crew.”
Wife Kim Kardashian also made the list under the same category. Martha Stewart writes about the pop-culture mogul, “Kim exudes energy, sexuality, drama, determination, impetuousness, and happiness.”
“The Kardashians are a totally modern construct,” she goes on, “They are a blended family, of Armenian descent, with biracial pairings … and a reportedly transgender parent.” She says that they singlehandedly expanded the definition of family.
West and Kardashian make waves in every industry they touch, and their inclusion in TIME’s list further confirms what their combined 43 million Twitter followers already know: their influence knows no bounds. Their staggering success is almost fairytale-like, and Kanye’s motivational philosophy continues to challenge the norm.
“What’s the main thing that makes magic ‘magic’?” he asks, “No one believes it’s possible.”