The release of Kanye West's next album Yeezus is quickly approaching, as is the due date of his baby girl with Kim Kardashian, and in the midst of the crazyness, he sat down with the New York Times for a very interesting interview! In the interview, Kanye opens up about his new record coming out, his famous protest of Taylor Swift's VMA win over Beyonce in 2009, and of course his leading lady Kim Kardashian.
On his Taylor Swift VMA moment, he says, "Yeah, I think that I have like, faltered, you know, as a human. My message isn’t perfectly defined. I have, as a human being, fallen to peer pressure...I can answer that, but I’m — I’m just — not afraid, but I know that would be such a distraction. It’s such a strong thing, and people have such a strong feeling about it. 'Dark Fantasy' was my long, backhanded apology. You know how people give a backhanded compliment? It was a backhanded apology. It was like, all these raps, all these sonic acrobatics. I was like: “Let me show you guys what I can do, and please accept me back. You want to have me on your shelves.”
On his relationship with the reality star, he says, “Any woman that you’re in love with or that loves you is going to command a certain amount of, you know, energy. It’s actually easier to focus, in some ways…I’m the type of rock star that likes to have a girlfriend, you know? I’m the type of soul that likes to be in love and likes to be able to focus. And that inspires me.”
Read the full interview here.
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