He is known for his outrageous and egotistical proclamations, claiming he will run for president and that he is the greatest living artist in the world.
Now Daily Mail Online can reveal that Kanye West‘s self-centered behavior began at an early age and it helped wreck his mother’s relationship with the man who welcomed Dr. Donda West and her son into his home and tried to to be a father figure to the teenager.
Willie Scott, in his first ever media interview, told Daily Mail Online that Kanye’s continued refusal to do any chores or obey his simple rules led him to ask his girlfriend to leave his home after living together for four years.
Scott said he and Kanye’s mother Donda, an English professor, split over her refusal to control her son in his home and that the couple even sought professional help to try and save their six-year relationship.
The rapper, he said, would not wholly accept his mother had a new man in her life and did not try to help reform his ways when the relationship began to founder.
Scott, who is 81 and still lives in the same detached house in a Chicago suburb, said: ‘Kanye didn’t want me with his mother or any man for that matter. He was wrapped up into his mother.
‘We went to a counselor to see if we could get him on the right path.
‘But Donda wasn’t interested. She wanted ME on the right path. And that is what the dilemma was.’
He said Donda doted on her only child and had brought him up as a single mom before they met, having split from Kanye’s father Ray when their son was three.
Dr West had moved to Chicago from Atlanta, where Kanye was born, in 1980 and worked at several educational establishments before meeting Scott.
Scott, a mechanics teacher, said Dondra had helped him set up a curriculum for the Simeon Vocational High School in Chicago where he had been working.
The proposed curriculum failed to take off, but their relationship did and after two years she and her teenage son moved into his home with their dog called Genius.
But Scott said he and the music loving teenager did not hit it off.
‘He [Kayne] was about 14. He was a beautiful kid, but he was aggressive and he was self assured.
‘He told me in front of his mother that he didn’t want to have to do anything he didn’t have to.
‘So that left the discipline on me basically. And he wasn’t cooperative. He had to take the responsibility for living here and he wasn’t really willing to do that.’
Disagreements flared between the man who wanted to act as his father and Kayne, with his mother taking her son’s side, said Scott.
‘She would make excuses for him. She would describe her son as a “genius”.’
Scott believed Kanye’s passion for writing rap and spending countless hours and days alone in he bedroom was an excuse for not helping out in the house and felt rap was ‘a fad’ which would pass.
He said: ‘It was a sticking point…for him to take responsibility for the house. It was his house and I told him that.
‘I said “Son, this is your house and you have to take care of it.”
‘But he was not into doing anything but his (rap) work. He did his thing which was doing his music.
‘He was not interested in anything else, not maintaining anything.’
Scott said Kanye would refuse to cut the grass on the lawn and would desist from menial tasks like dealing with the trash or walking the dog.
‘His mother would take the garbage out and he would stuff the old garbage in the can and put a new bag over it because he didn’t want her to say anything to him.
‘He was a very creative kid, but he didn’t want anything to interfere with what he was doing, and that was his music.’
Scott said Kanye was rarely rude to him, but was determined to keep his mother onside and against the man who had fallen in love with her.
Kayne had gotten used to being the only person in his mother’s life and he wanted to preserve the status quo.
But Scott said although Kanye was rarely rude to him, he always relied on his mother’s support.
‘He was the only child and she loved him to death. She was locked into him period.
‘She had him lock, stock and barrel. So it would not have mattered for me to talk to him when she was the one who made the difference.
‘I have three sons of my own and told Donda I had no problem dealing with youngsters and I would treat him like I love him.
‘I said to him early in our relationship that I would do my best to try fatherhood with him as I had three sons and I would have no problem dealing with him. He didn’t believe it.
‘He wouldn’t let it go
‘He never talked back at me or anything. But he says what’s on his mind. It comes from his mom basically.
‘She was restrained but he wasn’t, he would just fly out.
Scott said he was ‘insulted’, however, by some of Kanye’s antics like refusing to clean the bathroom or do other household chores and instead spend hours in his bedroom with his musical chums.
He twice told the teenager his friends were banned from his house until he could accept his responsibilities but Kanye refused.
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