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Kanye West can improve lives

Kanye West can improve lives

Kanye West believes his ideas can make the human race "better".

The 'Bound 2' hitmaker admitted his decision to ask Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg for $53 million via Twitter was a "mistake", but is still looking for investment because he is convinced he can change lives for the better.

Asked if he ever regrets any of his Tweets or wishes he had thought them through first, he said: "Absolutely not. What's the point of thinking?

"I should have put [the request to Mark] on Facebook. Now I understand why he didn't hit me back.

"I understand Mark Zuckerberg doesn't use Twitter, even though I have had dinner with him and his wife and told them about how I wanted to help the world, and he said he'd help me, and blah blah blah.

"That's how it feels though, it's like the pursuit of happiness, it's like you're trying to sell this bone density machine, you know in that movie.

"I feel that if I had more resources, I could help more people. I have ideas that can make the human race's existence within our 100 years better. Period."

In an epic seven-minute rant, Kanye - who has children North, two, and Saint, five months, with wife Kim Kardashian West - went on to explain how he was raised to "make a difference" to people.

He continued to talk show host Ellen DeGeneres: "I care about people. My dad lived in homeless shelters less than five years ago, to find out ... he's a psych major.

"My mom was the first black female chair of the English department of the Chicago State University. I was raised to do something, to make a difference...

"Picasso is dead, Steve Jobs is dead, [Walt] Disney is dead. Name someone living that you can name in the same breath as them. We're one race, the human race, we're a blip in the existence of the universe and we're constantly trying to pull each other down. It's like I'm shaking talking about it, I feel I can make a difference while I'm here, I feel I can make a difference through my skill set."

As well as discussing the controversy over the lack of diversity at this year's Oscars, and the way he can "see sounds", the 38-year-old star also vowed to "take away bullying" with his clothing designs, as he aims to be the "Michael Jackson of apparel".

He said: "I'm sitting with [President Barack] Obama, and Leo [DiCaprio]'s talking about the environment, and I'm talking about clothes, and everyone looks at me like, 'That's not an important issue'.

"But I remember going to school in fifth grade and wanting to have a cool outfit. I want to take away bullying."