“Trent Reznor, Thom Yorke.. they don't even try for the radio anymore, cause they don't want to do the ten-city tour that I'm doing. They're like, 'Nah, I'm not doing that.' But what song in the last ten years is competing with "Closer?" In music, the artists you feel are the best, you don't hear, and the artists you feel are the weakest, you hear all the f*¢king time. I decided to not say, 'F*¢k Pop Culture' when Pop Culture said, 'F*¢k me.'" - From the 10/21 "RUNAWAY" NY Screening/Q&A Sesh
Mr. West posted this (or something like it) on his old blog, a year or 2 ago.