Mon 18 Nov 2013
Kanye West has been making plenty of appearances on local radio recently, and before his Yeezus tour resumed in Philadelphia on Saturday night (November 16), he stopped by Hot 107.9 for a 30-minute interview. Like always, ‘Ye had a lot to get off his chest about the fashion industry, revealing that applied to Central Saint Martins fashion school in London six years ago, but was rejected for being “too famous.” He also vented about being limited as a creative: “I had ideas of, like, running up into the Lois Vuitton store and just knocking sh*t over.”
Kanye also spoke on being “the shyest person in my family,” described the video for “Bound 2″ (which debuts tomorrow) as “simple” and a “love story,” compared Tyler, The Creator’s directing to Ma$e’s rapping (“I like how that man can just get his point across”) and addressed the controversy surrounding his use of the Confederate Flag in his Yeezus merchandise.
People got bills, don’t nobody care about the Confederate Flag to that type of level. I know that that this symbol means this, but I’m just gon’ pay all your bills for one year and I’ma ask you: does it mean that same thing?
It’s not that conversation of racism and symbols, but more of being free as an artist. As an artist, I can use whatever I want to use to create with.
UPDATE: Kanye also gave an interview to Philly’s Wired 96.5. Watch it below…
Watch parts two and three after the jump…
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