The third part of Zane Lowe’s fascinating hour long interview with the world’s self-proclaimed “number one rockstar on the planet”, Kanye West, has now made its way online.
In this video, the third of four, Kanye discusses why fashion critics frustrate him, the ultimate vision behind his music and what home life is like with Kim Kardashian and little North West.
“I’ve got ideas on color palettes, I’ve got ideas on silhouettes, and I’ve got a million people telling me why I can’t do it. That I’m not a real designer. I’m not a real rapper either. I’m not a real musician either.”
It’s clear that Kanye’s attempts to push his personal brand through a number of different creative spaces isn’t as easy or clear-cut as he thought it would be. That aside, he makes profound statements about how creative people lead to the betterment of the world, and that everyone should say “thank you” to artistic people. (He also mentions Versace many, many, many times).
On the underlying vision and purpose of his music, Kanye tried to downplay his own hubris:
“If you’re a Kanye West fan, you’re not a fan of me. You’re a fan of yourself. You will believe in yourself. I’m just the espresso. I’m just the shot in the morning to get you going.”
As the interview progresses and West becomes more and more ramped up, it becomes clear that he may have had some shots of his own espresso before talking to Lowe. Watch part three of Zane Lowe’s interview below. Part four will be released some time in the next 24 hours.
Watch: Kanye West BBC Radio 1 Interview with Zane Lowe (Pt. 3)
(Via Complex Music)