Six Things We Learned From Kanye West’s Interview Interview

'That video is one of the closest things to the way that dreams look and feel,' he says of the 'Bound 2' video.

Fame can be like floating in cold, empty space. At least, according to Kanye West, who described his family’s life as a kind of trip to the stars in an interview with “12 Years a Slave” director Steve McQueen in Interview magazine.

In the wide-ranging story, in which Yeezus also vented once more about his Grammy snubs, he also finally explained the controversial look of his “Bound 2” video and clarified that his so-called onstage “meltdowns” are actually “turn-ups.”

“You know, becoming famous is like being catapulted into space, sometimes without a space suit,” Kanye said of his budding family’s existence. “We’ve seen so many people combust, suffocate, get lost in all these different things … But to have an anchor of other astronauts and to make a little space family … I wanted a family. So God gives you opportunities, and you make sacrifices for something that’s greater.”

With baby North just turning 7 months old, ’Ye said it was too early to say yet how he feels about being a dad, but give him some time.

“I think I have to experience it for another few years to be able to give you an opinion,” he said. “It’s all brand new, how it feels to be a father. There are some things that I understand, certain things that I don’t understand, certain things that I like to get off my chest in interviews, certain things that I want to talk about. But when we talk about love, I don’t have an answer. All I can say is that I’m happy I have it.”

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