You can always count on Kanye West to hold nothing back when it comes to interviews which is what makes them so intriguing to read.
This 36-year-old rapper’s newest candid sit-down with W Magazine which was done before the birth of his daughter, North West, is definitely quite the read.
West talks about everything from his new album Yeezus, to his baby-mama Kim Kardashian and even about his future mother-in-law, Kris Jenner.
Here are some excerpts from Kanye’s interview:
On his love for Kim Kardashian and appearing on ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’: “Oh, that’s just all for love. It’s simply that. At a certain point, or always, love is more important than any branding, or any set of cool people, or attempting to impress anyone. Because true love is just the way you feel. Thoughts and feelings can disagree sometimes.”
On defending Kim’s fashion style: “Nobody can tell my girl what to do. She just needed to be given some platforms of information to work from. For her to take that risk in front of the world, it just shows you how much she loves me. And how much she actually loves the opportunity to learn. You got, like, a million companies saying, ‘This is impacting your brand! This is impacting your fans! And blah blah blah.’ But she still sees this light of beauty.”
On Kris Jenner’s “Great job” comment referring to his song “Awesome” which was inspired by Kim: “Great job? [Toasting with his champagne glass] Great job, Baccarat, for making a glass that can hold liquid! [Looking down at his waist] Great job, belt loops, for keeping my pants up!”
On his ego: “On one end, I try to scale it back, because I don’t want to close any of the doors needed to create the best product possible. But my ego is my drug. My drug is, ‘I’m better than all you other motherf*ckers. Kiss my *ss!'”
On his inspiration for his track “I Am a God”: “Nobody can tell me where I can and can’t go. Man, I’m the number one living and breathing rock star. I am Axl Rose; I am Jim Morrison; I am Jimi Hendrix. I made that song because I am a god. I don’t think there’s much more explanation. I’m not going to sit here and defend sh*t. That sh*t is rock ‘n’ roll, man. That sh*t is rap music. I am a god. Now what?”