It is time for TIME magazine’s annual 100 issue to hit the stands. In this issue, editors have searched and found The Top 100 Most Influential People “who could speak to their subject’s influence in all its dimensions,” said Editor Nancy Gibbs. “Every year we hope the TIME 100 will introduce you to influential people you might not have met before and encourage you to find out more about them,” she adds. However, this ONE specific guy we all know – if you do not, you are clearly related to Rip Van Winkle. Mr. Kanye West.

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Kanye’s ego trip is an ever-lasting one, which is why there is no wondering why he was chosen as an influential individual. “Every time I say something that’s extremely truthful out loud, it literally (if you say so) breaks the Internet. So what are we getting all of the rest of the time,” Kanye asks. While his outbursts are huge reasons for his influence, the “All Day” rapper does speak positivity every now and then. He admits to TIME that what he does is not about leaving a stamp for generations to come, but the NOW. “I don’t care about having a legacy. I don’t care about being remembered,” Kanye says. “The most important thing to me is … while I’m here … what can I do with my voice? what can we do for each other to make life easier.” The most heartfelt thing I have heard from Kanye since ’04.

“In our annual TIME 100 issue, we tell 100 stories of individual influence. But taken together, these stories are an anthem to interaction, the convergence that occurs when a good idea goes viral. The technology that connects us also connects our worlds, of art and science and business and politics…”

Other celebrities to make The Top 100 Most Influential People list is Kim Kardashian, Bradley Cooper, Lee Daniels and Reese Witherspoon.

Check out the TIME 100 cover in the gallery above.

It is not just the states of America that he’s spreading his influence, but Kanye, his wife and daughter North West were spotted arriving at the Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris. The family were making their way home from a three-coutry visit from Armenia, Jerusalem and of course, Paris.