Kanye West has declared he just wants to bring joy to the world – like Will Ferrell in Elf.

In the 2003 Christmas movie Ferrell played Buddy, a human raised as an elf, who is too oversized to help in Santa’s workshop.

Will Ferrell (Joel Ryan/AP)

Rapper and Yeezy fashion line creator West told W magazine: “I’m the elf that’s Will Ferrell, that’s too big for his hands to make the toys.

“But he wants to make the toys. Why? Not just so he could play with them, but he wants to bring joy to the world. I am a creator and it’s my responsibility.”

We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup. : ) #Elf pic.twitter.com/7BrwitHXSz

— BuddyTheElf (@ItsMeBuddyThElf) December 23, 2015

He added: “I build things that mean things to people. I make the Christmas presents.”

(Chris Pizzello/AP)

The 39-year-old has previously shared his admiration for the actor, who starred in Zoolander.

After seeing Zoolander 2 in February for a second time, he tweeted:

Will Ferrell has reached walking living breathing god status!

— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 27, 2016

His existence is a blessing.

— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 27, 2016

I just want to thank Will Ferrell for the years of joy he has brought into my life with amazing comedy

— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 27, 2016

In a wide-ranging interview, West, who is married to reality star Kim Kardashian, said people do not understand who he is.

Highlighting the honorary degree he received from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago last year, he said: “Very few people even knew that I have a f***ing PhD in art, and not that that even makes a difference, but me saying that makes a difference to the exact people I’m talking to.

Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West (Evan Agostini/AP/PA)

“It’s like – shut the f*** up, I will f***ing laser you with laser f***ing eyes and explode your f***ing head.

“Try to write a rap. Okay then.

“I made this f***ing T-shirt, now shut up.”