Kanye needs to grow up. You don’t date a woman then publicly say the only reason you were with her is because another woman didn’t want you and then degrade her by saying you made her relevant. Amber respected Ye and at the end of the day she never downplayed or disrespected him the way he did her. And for him to call her dirty was low in and of itself when his wife’s rise to fame is accredited to sex tapes and leaked nudes. Amber didn’t deserve this for speaking the truth.
“I think what Kanye West is going to mean is something similar to what Steve Jobs means.” - Kanye West
The Yeezy coverage has been sort of extensive around these parts, but we make no apologies for it as we count down to the release of Yeezus.
Kanye sat dow with Jon Caraminica and The New York Times to discuss his forthcoming project as well as his past pieces of work.
On His Creative Battles: I’ve had meetings where a guy actually told me, “What we’re trying to figure out is how we can control you.” In the meeting, to me! Why do you want to control me? Like, I want the world to be better! All I want is positive! All I want is dopeness! Why would you want to control that?
On Being A Trendsetter: I think what Kanye West is going to mean is something similar to what Steve Jobs means. I am undoubtedly, you know, Steve of Internet, downtown, fashion, culture. Period. By a long jump. I honestly feel that because Steve has passed, you know, it’s like when Biggie passed and Jay-Z was allowed to become Jay-Z.
His Feelings On MBDTF: You know how people give a backhanded compliment? It was a backhanded apology. It was like, all these raps, all these sonic acrobatics. I was like: “Let me show you guys what I can do, and please accept me back. You want to have me on your shelves.“
And we got this other thing that’s been working for a long time where you don’t have to be racist anymore, it’s called self-hate. It works on itself it’s like real estate of racism. Where, just like that, when someone comes up and says something like “I am a god”, everybody says, “who does he think he is?” I just told you who I thought I was! A god! I just told you, that’s who I think I am. Would it have been better if I called a song that said “I am a nigga”? Or if I had a song that said “I am a gangster”? Or if I had a song that song “I am a pimp”? All those colors and petinas fit better on a person like me right? But to say you are a god? Especially when you got shipped over to the country you’re in and your last name is a slave owners’. How could you say that? How could have that mentality?