Kanye West has a habit of quoting movies to come up with dope lines. He uses quotes from everything from Happy Gilmore to Malcolm X. Here are some of my favorite quotes Kanye West Quotes from movies.
5. Gold Digger
He got that ambition, baby look in his eyes
This week he’s moppin’ floors, next week it’s the fries
This quote is from “Coming To America” when Louie Anderson tells Prince Hakeem about the work advancement opportunities at McDowell’s, explaining to him that this week he’s mopping fries but next week he will be working the fries.
I started out just like you guys – on trash. Now, I’m washing lettuce. Pretty soon I’ll be on fries. In a year or two, I’ll make assistant manager….and that’s when the big bucks start rolling in!
4. Jesus Walks
Saying, “We eat pieces of shit like you for breakfast.”
Huh? Y’all eat pieces of shit? What’s the basis?
This quote is from “Happy Gilmore” when Happy Gilmore gets in an argument with his rival, Shooter McGavin
Shooter McGavin: You’re in big trouble though, pal. I eat pieces of shit like you for breakfast!
Happy Gilmore: [laughing] You eat pieces of shit for breakfast?
“Every hero needs them music.”
This quote is from “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka” by Keenan Ivory Wayans. It was originally used by Bernie Casey’s John Slade to explain to Keenan Ivory Wayans why he was taking a band with him.
2. Back Like That Remix
She ordered Kobe beef like Shaquille O’Neal/Second I stepped in, the whole room gets still/I don’t know how to put this, but I’m kind of a big deal.
This quote is from Will Ferrell’s “Anchorman” when his character, Ron Burgundy, is trying to hit on, new employee Veronica Corningstone.
“No one man should have all that power”
This quote is from “Malcolm X” when Malcolm comes to the police station to check on an injured member of the Fruit of Islam, as he leaves a police officer says “that’s too much power for one man to have.”