Kanye West is set to be on the cover of GQ’s upcoming August issue. The rapper, producer, fashion designer, and rant guru had a few interesting things to say, which may just answer some of the questions we’ve all been wanting answers for…
When it came to Bey & Jay not attending the KimYe wedding he said:
“All that, I wouldn’t even speak on. It doesn’t even matter to me whatsoever, who would show up. Because the most important person to show up there, to me, was Kim. And that’s all that matters to me.”
While speculation and rumours surround the real reason his so called big brother Hov and his Queen B were absent, Yeezy doesn’t seem bothered at all!
Maybe he’s holding it in for a future rant. We could see it go from ‘HOW SWAY’ to ‘ WHY JAY’ 0-100 real quick. (Yes, more about Drake coming up.)
With regards to the new album he said:
“I hope I can get one of these songs out in the next couple of weeks, just to have something up and running. But I think most likely September. When Beyoncé was working on her last album, she took a while. I was thinking it could somehow come out in June, like Yeezus, and just kill it for the summer. But then I’m like, I have to work on Adidas and be with my child.”
Were you lucky enough to attend the London party on Wireless weekend where he whipped out his laptop for an impromptu listening session? Apparently the new music is very dark. With Kanye anything is possible, new material could appear from anywhere at anytime with the most crazy marketing scheme so keep lookout.
On competing with Drake for hiphop reign:
“Yeah. He got last summer. And I’d never given it up till last summer. Now he’s thinking about taking it back. It’s a real question for me. Do I want to?”
He also gave his thoughts on the ‘Yeezus’ album saying:
“I think ‘Yeezus is the beginning of a completely new era of music. It was all new rules. It just broke every rule possible. None of the ideas were popular ideas.”
““New Slaves.” The second verse. I argue that it’s the best rap verse of all time. It’s the ‘Coming to America’ or ‘Anchorman’ of a verse. You know, it’s got the funny shit. It’s got the antagonization. It’s got patterns. It’s got social and political consciousness. It’s got struggle. It’s got bravado. It’s everything that a rap verse is supposed to be.”
“I worked on [my verses] for like eight months!… I think [Rick Rubin] needs to clarify that to people — that I didn’t make it up in that time. I just said them in that time.”
Despite most critics labelling ‘Yeezus’ as one his weakest albums, it doesn’t seem to had fazed Kanye at all. Seeming just as passionate about his creation a year on.
Is Mr west happy? Has he found happiness? His response:
“Family is super cool. Going home to one girl every night is super cool. Just going home and getting on the floor and playing with your child is super cool. Not wearing a red leather jacket, and just looking like a dad and sh*t, is like super cool. Having someone that I can call Mom again. That shit is super cool.”
Be sure to check out GQ to see in full what else Kanye had to say, as well as the suave accompanying photos of Ye modelling his APC collection.