Kanye West continues to share his thoughts with Zane Lowe in part 4 of their interview.
The final part of Kanye West’s hour-long interview with BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe arrived today. We’ve seen a lot of the conversation has been focused on the fashion industry and Kanye’s frustrations, and this segment follows in that vein. Fashion comes into the conversation once more, but so does ‘Ye’s continual frustrations with the paparazzi. He recently racked up a charge for assaulting one at LAX recently, and in this interview he explains his goals to legalize paparazzi– give them laws and boundaries, to improve things for his daughter, North West.
Check out some interesting excerpts from part 4 of the interview below.
“Dopeness is what I like the most. People who wanna make things as dope as possible. And by default, make money from it. The thing that I like the least, are people who only wanna make money from things whether they’re dope or not, and especially, make money from making things [the] least dope as possible.”
“Photography used to be a sexy profession, it was like being a ball player, or a rapper, or a venture capitalist or something like that. They used to get all the girls and everything…they completely changed what photography is supposed to mean. Same as how there are plenty of musicians that have sold the fuck out, and changed the art of music, where people don’t hold that to the highest level of genius anymore. Meaning like, if there is a high level visual artist or clothing artist, they’ll be held at a higher level of…genius, uh, points, than musicians. Because the things in music that are selling the most, are the least inspired for the most part and the least genius.
“Paparazzi is necessary, not even a necessary evil, it just needs to be legalized…[with] publishing. ‘Cause they’re selling our image. And they’re selling it in a bad way.”
“[It’s in] a bad way and I’m not getting paid for it. I want the dopeness and the money.”
“I’m changing things for my daughter. I’ma tell my daughter, by the time she understands what it was, ‘man, me and your mother were in a completely different situation than what you’re in. At that time, paparazzi wasn’t legal, people could take pictures, people could climb over your fence, and you wouldn’t even get paid for it.'”
On Kendrick Lamar’s verse on “Control”:
“Yeah, I don’t do diss records.”
On Yeezus tour with Kendrick:
“Yeah. I’m just looking forward to the opportunity to speak to this brother as much as possible. Those conversations is gunna be more than everything I said right here. ‘Cause he’s one of our future messengers. And I’ma give him them jewels.”