Tuesday, 19 November 2013
'I don't care if you're the President!' Kanye West warns Obama not to talk about Kim Kardashian
Kanye West is an undeniably mercurial character.
At times in his interview with iconic author Bret Easton Ellis he comes across as funny, self-deprecating and erudite, yet at other points, he seems ridiculously out of touch.
His explanation for the apparent verbal diarrhea that peppers his life with extreme moments of drama is a particularly cute moment as he owns up to be being 'mentally completely three years old.'
Explaining that each time he creates the 36-year-old usually becomes a little younger, he said: '
'The better and better I get at what I do, the younger I get.'
Talking storming the stage to shout out for Beyonce as Taylor Swift collected her Best Female gong at the MTV Video Awards in 2009, Kanye said: 'The Taylor Swift thing happened and I had to grow back up to seven years old.
'Now I'm mentally completely three years old, if I talk to paparazzi - I'm three years old, if I argue with Oprah for two hours I'm three years old...by the time I'm 50 I'm gonna be one.'
Kanye also jokes about what he would put down as his profession, when going through an airport for example.
He laughed: 'I would literally write creative genius except for two reasons, it sometimes takes too long and I sometimes can't spell genius.'
Kanye also joked 107.9 Philly about President Obama calling him a Jackass again, saying: 'I don't care if you're the president. I bring joy to people.'
Kanye added that Obama better not say anything about Kim Kardashian either, saying ... he 'shouldn't mention my baby mama name, 'cause we both from Chicago.'
But when it comes to discussing Steve McQueen's harrowing 12 Years A Slave, Kanye seems to start taking himself too seriously by far.
The harrowing film follows the story of a free black man who is tricked then sold into slavery.
Kanye said of the movie: 'I felt like the main character, in what I'm dealing with as even as a mega popular rich celebrity (even though you might think f*** you, who are you to complain about anything) attempting to create in other fields, in clothing.
'It started with my song, New Slaves, when I was sitting in Paris with these companies knowing that these things would sell on Barneys floor because I'd wear it or Jay-Z wears it.
'And then you say I want to be a part of the creative conversation, to make money from that and they cut you off.'
'It'd be something I discovered four years ago and I put it on trend.'
'Then they gave me one offs, Louis Vuitton I did one shoe, Nike I did two and they had the most impact possible.'
'So I felt as a creative what it's like to be free, then when it was taken away I felt as a creative what it is to be enslaved.
'To have all of these ideas, these ideas for products.'
Kanye, who stated he's 'super dedicated to awesomeness,' explained that his obsession with fashion and product is partially due to the fact that music is so intangible in the download age.
'Content has been cheapened,' he said.
'I give a kid a a T-shirt at a gig and he'll treasure it forever but I give him a copy of my record and he'll be like, "I downloaded it last week."'
Kanye also revealed he wants to make the Apple of fashion, somewhere between high end and high street fashion.