After yesterday's hellacious part 1 from Kanye West with Zane Lowe, here is part 2 of the 4-part series. This is Kanye at his most candid and his answers and thoughts are very poignant and engaging. But c'mon, you didn't need me to say that. Watch with me above! (Parts 3 and 4 coming the next two days.)
Amongst the topics discussed: Kanye's creative aspirations (including doing more than music and to head a trillion dollar company), his thoughts on "classism", the Yeezys and more on fashion, and the hit record potential of "New Slaves". Lots of powerful quotes, as curated below:
On Lady Gaga:
“Look at Gaga. She’s the creative director of Polaroid. I like some of the Gaga songs. What the fuck does she know about cameras?”
"We got this new thing called classism. It’s racism’s cousin. This is what we do to hold people back. This is what we do. And we got this other thing that’s also been working for a long time when 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 had a song that said ‘I am a gangster’ or if I had a song that said ‘I am a pimp.’ All those colors and patinas fit better on a person like me, right? But to say you are a god, especially when you got shipped over to the country that you’re in, and your last name is a slave owner’s. How could you say that? How could you have that mentality?”
On splitting his time between music and fashion:
“I’ve dedicated the last 10 years of my life to this. I’ve spent 80 percent of my time working on this, and 20 percent working on music. Why do you think the song ‘Niggas in Paris’ was called ‘Niggas in Paris’? Because niggas was in Paris! That’s why we were in Paris. I put in the 10,000 hours.”
Also, in other news, Kanye West is set to produce Charlie Wilson's upcoming album (which Charlie tells MTV News). With "Bound 2" and their live performances sounding even better, I'm excited for this!
ICYMI: Pt. 1
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