"He is a creative genius, I feel very comfortable saying that because I've been around a lot of people and there's few producers and writers and artists that I've been around that I can truly say are geniuses, and I think he's one of them." R&B star John Legend insists his pal Kanye West really lives up to his own boasts after the rapper declared himself a "creative genius" during a late night Tv interview with U.S. comedian Jimmy Kimmel on Wednesday night (09Oct13).