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Kanye West or Billy Magnussen — Who said it?

They are so credible and so influential and so relevant.

Billy Magnussen and Kanye West
(© David Gordon) (© Def Jam Recordings)
Is Billy Magnussen (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike) Broadway's Kanye West? He has the same joie de vivre and way with words. They're both incredibly attractive and dating people who are more famous than them (at least on stage).

To see if Billy can actually match Kanye absurdity for absurdity, we've created a simple quiz: Kanye West or Billy Magnussen — Who said it?

All Kanye quotes are pulled from his recent New York Times interview and the Billy quotes are from various interviews with TheaterMania. To check your guesses, click on each quote and it'll take you to the original article. NO CHEATING.

Let the awesomeness commence.

1. "I was always into sports and a lot of physical activities. My dad was a kickboxer and a body builder. My mom was an aerobics teacher."

2. "Seventh grade, I wanted to be on the basketball team. I didn't get on the team, so that summer I practiced. I was on the summer league. My team won the championship; I was the point guard."

3. "Like, I want the world to be better! All I want is positive! All I want is dopeness!"

4. "…Filled with heart and love, no ill intentions, everyone can make love."

5. "Any woman that you're in love with or that loves you is going to command a certain amount of, you know, energy. It's actually easier to focus, in some ways."

6. "She's lovely. She's wonderful… I had to teach her a few things. "

7. "I'm going to go to the gym right now. I have to run every day, because I gain weight fast."

8. "I practiced and I hit every free throw, every layup, and the next day I looked on this chart, and my name wasn't on it."

9. "I am so credible and so influential and so relevant that I will change things."

10. "I'm very fortunate to get paid for something I love doing. I was watching this thing the other day where they said, "that's why they pay you. They pay you to wait."

11. "I don't have a publicist."

12. "That's all I have to say. Kill self."