Kanye West: I Wouldn’t Be Here If Not for Jay Z
Finishing up the epic interview of the year, Part 4 of Kanye West's chat with BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe has just gone live, and it’s really quite interesting.
For instance, the “Yeezus” rapper gives a ton of credit to his pal Jay Z for helping him navigate his way to hip hop superstardom.
"I would not be here if it was not for a Roc a Fella chain. If it wasn't for Jay Z's blessing and his co-sign and his protection when I was in New York City, dolo ... I would not be here in the way that I am ... Me as Kanye West, as a young revolutionary coming out of Chicago would not have made it that far without Jay Z being my big brother and watching my back at all time."
West also explains that he’s accepted that not everyone will be hip to what he’s doing- "No. I don't expect to be understood at all. I think that there's people who are wired by their parents to understand what I'm saying. And I think there's people who are wired by their parents to reject what I'm saying."
A notorious hater of shutterbugs, Kanye shares why he has such a problem with the whole industry- "The thing that I like the least are people who only want to make money from things, whether they're dope or not. And especially make money and making things as least dope as possible. Paparazzi is necessary, not even a necessary evil. It just needs to be legalized, meaning that at a certain point there's cut-off switches. I want the dopeness and the money. I'm changing things for my daughter. And I'm gonna tell my daughter by the time she understands what it was, 'Man, me and your mother were in a completely different situation than you're in.'"
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