In the third part of Kanye West’s BBC interview, Yeezy throws out more ’Ye-isms. This time, he’s talking about girlfriend Kim Kardashian and how much he yearns to be part of the fashion industry — on his own terms, of course. Look below for more juicy tidbits from our favorite ranting rapper.
Kanye On Kim
When asked in Kanye takes any time for himself amid all the work he’s doing in the age of the Internet, the rapper says that family time is the most important to him.
“It’s what Kim gave me. She gave me a family. She gave me a support system. She was in a powerful enough situation where she could love me without asking me for money — which is really hard for me to find.”
Kanye’s ’Not A Real Rapper’
According to ’Ye, he’s just an amateur at everything, which leads us to believe that anyone can do what they want if they have the drive of Kanye West. If people tell him he can’t be a fashion designer, why not? He makes music for a living and he can’t even play piano.
“I’ve got so much I want to give. I’ve got so many ideas on color palettes, I’ve got ideas on silouhettes. And I got a million people telling me why I can’t do it. You know, that I’m not a real designer, I’m not this. I’m not a real rapper either. I’m not a real musician either. Like I don’t know how to play the piano!”
Kanye And 2 Chainz Both Got A Chance
Yeezus, despite making it look like he’s built his world himself, needs a little help from time to time. Throughout the interview, he credits music heavyweights Rick Rubin and Dame Dash for boosts in his career. So imagine a world where Kanye couldn’t get his boost in the fashion world.
“Picture this, for me to make the Yeezys and not have a joint venture backing deal with Nike the next day would’ve been like if I made ’Jesus Walks’ and was never allowed to make an album; if Drake made his first mixtape and was never allowed to be signed; if 2 Chainz only had one 16. And people say, ’Why you mad?’ Do you know how many 16s 2 Chainz had in ’em? He did 100 features in one year!”
Kanye On Why He Must Design
When he was little, he used to pick out the most expensive duds he could find and could never get them because his mom couldn’t afford it. He’d sketch Jordans in class. His uncle started off upholstering furniture. It’s in his blood and his past. Why wouldn’t he create more with fabric? He uses the animated movie “Wreck-It Ralph” as an example.
“Y’all ever see ’Wreck-It Ralph’? Remember how that girl in there? The glitch? You’re telling me they don’t look at me like the mother—-ing glitch? You’re telling me that people don’t look at Kanye West like the mother—-ing glitch? And she was on the side of the video game the whole time. It’s in my code.”
Kanye’s Plan For Fashion
The rapper says he wants to make “a higher level product for the real world,” and here he explains why, referencing Migos’ “Versace” track featuring Drake to get his point across.
“Unless you’re Kanye West or you’re a pretty girl that dates a soccer player or your parents had money, you don’t get to wear Versace all the time. And you hear it, we looove Versace! Versace! Versace! Versace! Versace! Versace! We love Versace! But unless you were to the point where you were so good, and you knocked down so many doors, to produce so much sh– … you’re not affording Versace! The designers want to connect with people the same way music connects with people. But the cost of silk is too expensive.”