I think despite the torrid and emotional nature of Kanye West, most people will agree that he’s a genius. A tortured, misunderstood genius. At times he thrives and other times he falls, but it doesn’t change his brilliance nonetheless. With his new album Yeezus coming out next Tuesday, Kanye sat down with The New York Times to discuss pretty much everything. His career, his music and his personal life. And, as expected, he holds nothing back. Here are some of my favorite highlights:
Justice could just be clearing a path for people to dream properly. It could be clearing a path to make it fair within the arena that I play. You know, if Michael Jordan can scream at the refs, me as Kanye West, as the Michael Jordan of music, can go and say, “This is wrong.”
You know, the amount of backlash I got from it is when I decided to not be on the show anymore. And it’s not that I have an issue with the show; I just have an issue with the amount of backlash that I get. Because I just see like, an amazing person that I’m in love with that I want to help.
Well, I just don’t want to talk to America about my family. Like, this is my baby. This isn’t America’s baby.
You REALLY have to read the entire interview because it’s filled with some amazing quotables. And he also explains his album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy in a way that I never would have thought of. Makes me want to pull it out again and give it a listen, with this new understanding. Read the full interview here.