Love him or hate him, ‘Ye is everywhere. Fresh off the heels of a much buzzed-about performance closing out the MTV Awards, as well as prime cameos in the recent Jay-Z/Eminem concerts at the new Yankee Stadium, Yeezy graces the cover of the latest issue of XXL. But not only is he the cover story, he actually wrote the story himself, and was the creative director on the 40 page layout.

Of course Kanye speaks about the infamous Taylor Swift -gate, saying,  “I stress that the incident wasn’t about Taylor personally. And it definitely wasn’t about race.”

The issue hits stands September 28th.