Kanye West Talks Kim Kardashian & His New Album In An Interview With BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe: Watch
Kanye West is known for unapologetically speaking his mind, and with this new interview with Zane Lowe he is doing just that! The rapper sat down with the BBC Radio 1 host in London to discuss various topics — from his wife Kim Kardashian to what he has planned for his upcoming album.
When asked about his marriage to the reality star, he stated “I did not know how to communicate at all. I had my point. My message was simply, ‘your egg, my semen, we change the world’.” ‘Ye continued, “I imagine that that’s gonna sound wrong. I like saying shit that sounds wrong anyway. We have the right to be wrong sometimes… I can be extremely nice, but as soon as people start playing games, I stop. I stop playing games and I can hit that Ye button and go right back to Day One.”
He also touched on the new music, which we got tastes of at the 2015 BRIT Awards and on Saturday Night Live: “[I’m] just working hard on it. It’s fun to work hard. We’re being inventive. I’ve still got a lot of opinions and perspectives that I think are important and can be inspiring to people… This new album is coming out of a desire to design.”
West went on, of course: We’re being inventive…I’ve still got a lot of opinions and perspectives that are important and can be inspiring to people that fight. The College Dropout came out of a fight to rap, and this new album’s coming out of a fight to design. It’s a joyful noise onto the Lord…it’s still a struggle, but beauty from the struggle.”
As for his recording experience with Paul McCartney on songs like “Only One” and “FourFiveSeconds”? “The type of chord changes that Paul does, I don’t even understand them. Meeting Paul McCartney is like meeting Ralph Lauren. The greatest of their field of all time, period,” West stated.
He also passionately spoke about his thoughts on the fashion industry and how he feels clothing should be affordable: “Exclusivity is the new n-word. Nothing should be exclusive, everyone should be able to drink from the same fountain.” There were also a few shocking tears shed as West spoke about Louise Wilson, a fashion designer and his mentor who passed away last May.
This is the second time West met up with the radio host for a revealing interview. The first occurred back in September 2013, which is filled with infamous quotables. You can watch the new and lengthy interview below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments!
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