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Kanye West, Misty Copeland make ‘TIME’s 100 Most Influential’ list


Kanye West, Laverne Cox and Misty Copeland nabbed spots on TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in the World list. The list, which was released earlier today, names icons, leaders and titans like director Lee Daniels; actor-comedian Kevin Hart; President Barack Obama; Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative; Kira Orange-Jones, executive director of Teach For America, Greater New Orleans; actress Audra McDonald; and Mellody Hobson, president, Ariel Investments, as this year’s top influencers around the world.

Elon Musk, a South African-born, engineer, entrepreneur and the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors refers to West as a “titan.” “Kanye West would be the first person to tell you he belongs on this list The dude doesn’t believe in false modesty, and he shouldn’t. Kanye’s belief in himself and his incredible tenacity… got him to where he is today. And he fought for his place in the cultural pantheon with a purpose. … He’s not afraid of being judged or ridiculed in the process. Kanye’s been playing the long game all along, and we’re only just beginning to see why,” said Musk

To see all five TIME 100 covers from the 12th annual issue, check out the gallery below.

1 Comment

  1. britishrose on April 17, 2015 at 12:41 am

    wow white folks are the ones who been hating on kenya , we always knew he was bright ,, we think hes stupid sometimes for marrying kim k and she will certainly dim his diamond as far as a legendary status goes ,but he tenacity and brilliance is from his standing up to people he totally ignored everyone who tolld him he would fail ,after his moms death he come out strong and showed great endurance and hanging with the kardashians made it even more of a mudd slight down hill but he prevailed with a title like this he can now brag and tell all yall to kiss his azz ., cause as i said blacks always support him as an artist but we struggle with him as whites do he is to arrogant and space cadet like .. and he thinks he knows everything . just listen to him talk he takes away from his artistic abilitys when he start yapping about nothing congrats anyway