Is Kanye a politician, an artist, a business man, etc etc? Could he be all three? Watch the full interview with Charlamagne.
Kanye West has always been a passionate, outspoken human being. Some may not always agree with his methods and opinions, but they listen. Many of his fans take it hear. The controversy of his political and personal opinions on social issues stirred up when he returned to Twitter, for example, ranting about his support for Trump in a picture wearing a Make America Great Again hat.
In the rapper’s sit down with Charlamagne, Yeezy discusses a whole range of topics. Some of the most important subjects touched upon included how much ‘Ye was affected when his wife Kim Kardashian was robbed in Paris, how he uses the world as therapy and coming back on Twitter to say whatever it is on his mind.
Kanye discusses his mental state: “I think I’m in a stronger place than I ever was. After the breakdown—or I like to say, the breakthrough,” Kanye says, “Fear, stress, control, being controlled, manipulation, like being a pawn in a chess piece of life. Stressing things that create, like, validation that I didn’t need to worry about as much.”
Kanye on his current relationship with Jay-Z: That concept that you gave me, that he gave me the money, that’s what frustrated me because, actually, the money was, he got from Live Nation. He, Roc Nation was managing me at the time. That’s something normal that someone gives someone a touring deal. It was a touring deal! But the fact that it was worded that it came from him, I’m a very loyal, emotional, like, artist person. You know, that made me feel like I owed more than just the money itself, the fact that it came from him. You know, it just put me under a bit more of a kind of controlled situation. It’s like—and I don’t—I’m only acting out of love. I don’t need to be controlled. I just need to be inspired and informed. And I can be the best Ye in that way.
The video lasts for 1 hour and 45 minutes. He later talks about politics, Nike and how YEEZY is a “unicorn company,” a company that is now worth 1 Billion USD at the start of this year as he claims.