Maybe baby North has him in a sharing mood, but typically press-shy Kanye West will make a rare TV interview appearance on Friday, just two days before he makes history with his seventh MTV Video Music Awards performance.
West, who years ago declared a moratorium on interviews, giving only a handful since then, taped a chat with his baby’s grandma, Kris Jenner, on Monday, for the Kardashian family matriarch’s syndicated talk show, “Kris.”
According to US magazine, the show will air on Friday and feature Yeezy discussing two-month-old North and his relationship with Kim. West will be among a galaxy of stars performing at Sunday night’s 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, alongside Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and more.
The magazine reported that the intensely private West is “really bringing it” in the interview, during which he says he’s “so in love” with Kim that he considered taking up sports; Kardashian dated NFL player Reggie Bush and was briefly married to NBA power forward Kris Humphries. The hour-long sit-down also reportedly has West talking about his struggles with the press and addressing President Obama’s comments last month about how celebrities like Kim and Kanye have changed the idea of the American dream.
“There was not that window into the lifestyles of the rich and famous,” Obama said. “Kids weren’t monitoring every day what Kim Kardashian was wearing, or where Kanye West was going on vacation, and thinking that somehow that was the mark of success.”
Alas, curious fans will not get a peek of North during the episode, or a full look at Kim, both of whom have been almost entirely out of the spotlight to date. The episode marks the end of a six-week trial run for “Kris.”