A lot of bookish types were annoyed when rapper, producer, professional spoilt brat, and now author Kanye West claimed to be a “proud non-reader” in a recent interview. We’re guessing, however, that more than a few book tour-weary authors will offer up a quiet hallelujah at the sentiment West expresses at the end of a typically tense interview with Entertainment Weekly:
You know what I don’t like about the continuous questions about elaborating, is I’m not trying to give someone else a book to write. The book is itself. I just want to use this opportunity to explain to people why they need to buy this book. That’s what happens. Why elaborate?