In the first half of the interview, Kanye and Jimmy clear the air surrounding their "feud." He also calls himself a creative genius and voices his frustration that Kim Kardashian has been told she wouldn't get a Hollywood Star because she's just a reality star.
The second half of their meeting wasn't so much an interview as a monologue in which Kanye explains his feelings on media, his creative genius, and how he wants to change the world with, we think based on what he said, his fashion.
"But Michael Jackson had to fight to get his videos on MTV because he was considered to be urban. So for me, think about this, when I’m in Paris and I’m sitting in fashion week for nine years and South Park makes fun of our outfits or people don’t understand why I’m there and I’m getting called names, stuff you can’t even say on TV, and I still can’t break that wall down, at a certain point it’s like Michael Jackson trying to get his videos on. Who do you know who’s known more for clothes than me? And to not be able to do and produce at the highest level? and to have a meeting with everyone… And everyone just kind of looks at you like you’re crazy and you don’t crash the internet, and you’re just like, How can you get a shot? ...And then you try to do it on your own and no real designers will work for a rapper, and you cannot overcome it...Then a lot of people say you have to do music. I’ll keep doing music, but what if people told me I couldn’t rap, what if people told me I couldn’t perform. I’m only 36 years old, I have other goals and other things and I’m going to use my platform, every platform, to stand up and say I want to make something, I want to make the next Ralph Lauren…"
What do you think about Kanye's interview?
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