Kanye West is clearly besotted with his fiancé, Kim Kardashian. This was made abundantly clear when the Jesus Walks rapper took to the airwaves to boast about his partner’s fashion influence, proclaiming it to be greater than that of Michelle Obama.
West appeared on Ryan Seacrest’s KIIS-FM radio broadcast, on Tuesday, to conduct a rather lengthy interview. When the American Idol presenter enquired about what exactly frustrated West, he discussed the inequalities of life, and the reasons for not having the infrastructure that he desires for making his own clothing line:
“What I want to create isn’t about black and white, but the reason why I’m not able to create what I want to create is about being black, and is about classism… classism has been going on before racism.”
West then goes on to describe Kim as one of the most “intriguing” women right now, stating the pair to be the most influential people, collectively, before going on to slam the Obamas’ fashion sense:
“Nobody’s looking at what Obama is wearing… Michelle Obama can’t Instagram a [bikini] pic like my girl Instagrammed the other day.”
The celebrity sensation’s humility didn’t end there; only moments earlier, he listed many of the meteoric accomplishments achieved throughout his musical career, before going on to analogize in grandiose fashion. West compares his situation to that of an architect, who proclaims he is the best. He maintains the problem is not merely that the architect declares that he is the greatest, but the way in which he goes about declaring he is the greatest:
“People get really hung up in the way I word things, but I’m the best. That’s the bottom line… that’s the bottom line.”
On a lighter note, Kanye also explained that he was on a raw food diet to help keep in shape. He also went on to discuss his business prowess, as well as his ability to multitask and compartmentalize. West explained how he thoroughly researches the people he employs to ensure he delegates tasks to the most qualified individual.
Seacrest then went on to discuss the complexity of his latest tour, Yeezus, which features an array of unorthodox stage equipment and backdrops. When asked about how long it takes for the notorious rap artist to conceive these eccentric ideas, Kanye talked about what inspired him:
“It takes a lifetime [to perfect it] really, because you get stuff you pull from your gut. Like, I coined this term emotionalism and it’s, ya know… if you’re about to die and your life flashed before your eyes, what would you see?”
The 36-year-old then ruminated over his childhood musings, which were, seemingly, used to shape the show’s unusual artistic direction. So, what would a miniature Kanye West witness during a near-death experience?
“If I were three years old, I would see like a mountain; I’d see Jesus; I’d see a monster; I’d see like these girls; I’d see like a cool superhero or something, like in a mask…”
West may be able to deliver electric performances whilst on stage, and exude great confidence in front of the paparazzi, but what about when it came to popping the question to Kim Kardashian? He spoke about how, when it comes to someone else’s feelings, you can never truly predict how an engagement proposal will turn out.
Ultimately, West collaborated with four different designers to craft the engagement ring for the momentous occasion, before picking it up from Los Angeles and heading off to ask for the reality TV star’s hand in marriage. Interestingly, in stark contrast to his typically self-assured demeanor, during the proposal, he maintains he was very nervous.
So, what do you make of Kanye West’s comments? Do you think Kim Kardashian’s fashion is more influential than that of Michelle Obama’s? Sound off in the comments section.
Check out the full interview, below.
By James Fenner