Like many Disney fans, I’m very much looking forward to the release of Ralph Breaks the Internet later this week. But, while I’m intrigued by the movie itself, I’m selfishly excited to once again have a reason to share what has been one of my favorite 30-something-second clips for years now. I speak, of course, about that time Kanye West compared himself to Vanellope von Schweetz.

If you’re not familiar with the clip in question, it finds Mr. West discussing his various ambitions, telling those who doubt his abilities that “it’s in my code!” It only gets better from there as Kanye asks the film crew if they’ve ever seen Wreck-it Ralph before talking about how he’s been treated like “the glitch.” Then it all comes together near the end as he shares an aspect of the film’s twist as some sort of major revelation. I swear I’ve watched this video hundreds of times and I love it more with each viewing. That said, a quick warning: this video does include brief strong language.

As someone who’s been a fan of Kanye’s since The College Dropout (though 808s and Heartbreak FTW), this interview clip only deepens my love for him. Heck, if he had interrupted T Swift to give this speech instead of stumping for Beyonce, I’d probably be all for it. Ultimately, it just goes to show that you never know where Kanye’s influences are going to come from, which is probably what makes him such an interesting artist.

UPDATE: 

It seems I’m not the only one who remembers and appreciates this Kanye clip. This week, the Gregory Brothers of Schmoyoho released a “Songify Wreck-it Ralph” video, featuring scenes from the film mixed in with West’s interview:

In any case, you can catch Ralph Breaks the Internet in theatres this Wednesday, November 21st. Considering all the meta references the film has already been shown to contain, maybe just maybe there will be a joke about this buried somewhere in there. P.S.you can also check out Alex’s review of the movie here.

 

Kyle is a writer living in Springfield, MO. His deep love of Disney and other pop culture finds its way into his stories, scripts, and tweets. His first book “The E-Ticket Life: Stories, Essays, and Lessons Learned from My Decidedly Disney Travels” is available in paperback and for Kindle. http://amzn.to/1CStAhV

 

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