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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have sat down with Harper’s Bazaar to give perhaps their craziest and most wide-ranging interview to date.

It reveals, among many other things, that Kanye once had a penchant for taking nude selfies, and that Kim has a nose for spotting cavities. There’s also a hilarious, if slightly bizarre, analogy from Kanye that references Owen Wilson’s character in the comedy movie Meet the Parents. 

The interview takes place at the West’s temporary home in LA’s Bel Air neighborhood and sits alongside an equally as good photo set, shot by none other than Karl Lagerfeld. Read our 10 favorite quotes below.

Kanye, on thinking:

“Here’s something that’s contrary to popular belief: I actually don’t like thinking. I think people think I like to think a lot. And I don’t. I do not like to think at all.”

Kim, on hidden talents:

“I can smell when someone has a cavity. It’s a very specific smell—not a bad-breath smell—but something that is really strong.”

Kanye, on hidden talents:

“I can analyze people’s intentions. Immediately.That’s just a warning. To everyone.”

Kanye, on vanity:

“Yeah, I think she [Kim] has vanity. And with me, I don’t give a fuck, bro; it is what it is. I’m the best—now what? I don’t know if that’s a vain statement. I don’t particularly like photos of myself, though.”

Kanye, on his favorite selfie pose:

“I used to do nude selfies in my single days. You’d get a good cock shot here and there. [Laughs.] Gotta keep it rock ‘n’ roll.”

Kanye, in reply to Kim telling the interviewer she bought him a private island:

“You see, those are the type of statements that make people not like us, more so than the “I’m the best” statement. It’s more the “Oh, yeah, I just rented an island for his birthday …” You know in Meet the Parents, Owen Wilson’s character? All of our shit is like Owen Wilson’s character; he’s like, “This is when we jumped off Mount Everest, and we wore turtle flight suits or whatever.

Kim, on Kanye’s sleeping habits:

“He took me to a fashion meeting in Paris once. I’d never met these people; I was so nervous. It was the beginning of our relationship, and I didn’t know anyone in fashion. And he passed out at the table. I’m like, “I’m so sorry, we’re jet-lagged.” You don’t know the number of times I’ve had to say that. I always flat-out lie that he’s jet-lagged, even if we’ve been home for months. [Laughs.]”

Kanye, on his sleeping habits:

“I can sleep. I love sleep; it’s my favorite.”

Kanye, on Kim’s body:

““Kim not showing her body would be like Adele not singing.””

Kanye, on YEEZYs:

“What designer on the planet can sell, consistently, 40,000 shoes. In two minutes?”

Head over to Harper’s Bazaar to read the interview in full.

Meanwhile, Kanye just gave Drake fans in Chicago the greatest surprise of all time.

Daniel is the editor of Highsnobiety Life. He grew up in north of England and is now based in Berlin.

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