But the hip-hop star now wants to cut back on the number of interviews he gives - because he wants his music to speak for itself.
In a series of posts on his Twitter.com page, West writes, "I've decided to fall back a bit on interviews in order to 'sell my album'. I can't come up with some magic trick to make people like me.
"I've made mistakes, I've paid the price, now it is what it is. I'm gone (sic) make this art but I'm not going to be scrutinized as a human being.
"No more Bush questions... no more Taylor questions... no more relationship questions.... and the music is unquestionable sooooo.....
"I am a creative person.... I'm not a good celebrity but I'm a great artist... I'm tired of using my celebrity to sell my art."