In his head, Kanye West already thinks he’s one of the most influential people in the world. Now, he has TIME magazine in his corner. The publication named the 37-year-old rapper as one of their 100 Most Influential People on their 2015 list.
“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—he performed his first single with his jaw wired shut—got him to where he is today.” entrepreneur Elon Musk wrote about Kanye.
Bradley Cooper, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, ballet dancer Misty Copeland, and journalist Jorge Ramos along with West all received their own separate covers for the annual issue.
Other notable names to make the cut this year include Emma Watson, Chris Pratt, Amy Schumer, Hilary Clinton, Barack Obama, Taylor Swift, Julianne Moore, Reese Witherspoon, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Lee Daniels and Kevin Hart to name a few. Check out below all the other covers which were snapped by photographer Sebastian Kim.
“It’s hard to make people, especially your friends, forget who you are onscreen. But Bradley’s that good. And I think we’ve seen only a hint of what’s to come” – Oliver Platt on Bradley Cooper
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
“I can attest that her opinions are always thoroughly considered, always carefully crafted and almost always correct (which is to say we sometimes disagree).” – Antonin Scalia on Ruth Bader Ginsburg
“It doesn’t matter where you’re from. If you have the passion like Misty, you can be the best at what you do.” – Nadia Comaneci on Misty Copeland
“He knows he has a voice and is not afraid to use it. He shouts from every rooftop that Hispanic rights are human rights.” – Christiane Amanpour on Jorge Ramos
For the entire list, head over to Time.com.