Oh, Kanye, ever the gentleman. On one hand, I get it – when you’re rich, it must be really hard to date someone that’s not “in the business” because you never know if they’re genuine or if they’re only interested in you because you’ve got money and connections and they want to take advantage of it. Still, I don’t know that “must be rich themselves” should be a quantifier for any relationship like it clearly is for Kanye.
If you missed his interview with Zane Lowe on Radio 1, which was broadcast in its entirety on Monday night, you seriously need to rectify that situation as it’s the biggest slice of insanity you’ll have all year – perhaps all decade. Here’s some choice quotes:
On his relationship with Kim K:
“She gave me everything. She gave me a support system. She’s in a powerful enough situation that she could love me without asking for money.”
On his approach to making music:
So I’m gonna take music and I’m going to try to make it three-dimensional, like [long pause], like in Star Wars, and the hologram’ll pop up out of R2-D2. I’ma try to make something that jumps up, and affects you, in a good or bad way.”
On race relations:
“I’ve reached a point in my life where my Truman Show boat has hit the painting. And I’ve got to a point that Michael Jackson did not break down. I have reached the glass ceiling. As a creative person, as a celebrity. When I say that, it means, I want to do product, I am a product person. Not just clothing, but water bottle design, architecture, everything, you know, that you could think about. And I’ve been at it for 10 years, and I look around, and I say, wait a second, there’s no one in this space that looks like me, and if they are, they’re quiet as fuck. So that means, wait a second, now we’re seriously, like, in a civil rights movement.”
“Me and Virgil [Abloh] are in Rome, giving designs to Fendi, over and over, and getting our designs knocked down … [We] brought the leather jogging pants six years ago to Fendi, and they said ‘no.’ How many motherfuckers you done seen with a leather jogging pant?”
Well, that was all very enlightening. You seriously NEED to listen to this interview if you haven’t already. It’s unbridled insanity at its best.