Mr. West is in the building, making more waves and speaking just as freely as he wants to. Recently, he took over Philadelphia, stopping by HOT 107.9 and Philly’s Morning Show. As expected, Kanye West gave listeners his genuine thoughts on all things fashion, Yeezus, with a bit of politics sprinkled in. Check out a few excerpts.
Kanye West: Oh you talking about how he use to come and visit me and my mother and tell me he’s about to run for President? I just think that we’re pop icons and the President likes to use that type of thing just to be down.
People were fine with me being everyone’s punching bag for about 5 years. This is the person we love to hate so if you want to distract people from everything that’s going on or you gotta a problem with your father…..just say you hate Kanye and there’s gonna be 30 other people who say they hate Kanye and that was kinda my position in culture and he kinda used that too “oh he’s a jack*ss” cuz that’s how the world felt but I don’t care if someones the President or not. I care about thoughts and how you helpin’ people and what you bring to the world. My music brings joy to people. What I create brings joy to people.
Kanye West: Well, uh I think he should mention MY babymama name because we both from Chicago. But no, I’m not gonna mention him no more. I’m passed that. That’s out my thoughts. That’s lowering my priority of thinking at this point.
Kanye West: I do interviews like this oh wait you know what else I do-I put a Confederate flag on all of my merchandise cuz that’s fun to me. It’s not even a question of racism. But more of being free as an artist. As an artist I can use whatever I want to use to create with. Under my religion of Christianity I can use whatever I want to create with.I like symmetry. From a design perspective the Confederate flag is colder than the current American flag. What do all these flags mean?
Watch the full interview below.