Kanye West talks about his intentions to head the first trillion dollar company and more.
The second part of Kanye West's extended interview with BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe dropped today. Yesterday we heard from 'Ye about pushing the boundaries of music and wanting to make 3D music with his album Yeezus, as well as his thoughts on the current culture. As the conversation with Zane continues, Kanye gets more and more passionate while discussing his creativity and the aspirations he has has for himself (which include launching a trillion-dollar company), a new form of racism Kanye calls "classism," and there are many more quotables from the self-proclaimed God.
Check out excerpts from part 2 of the interview below.
On his creativity & aspirations:
"I shouldn’t be limited to only one place of creativity.And it’s literally only like one or two or three reasons why I haven’t been able to break that down. This is the thing, you guys don’t understand. You guys don’t understand that I did the Yeezys and they eBayed for $90,000. And people wanted them bad as whatever, right? But I didn’t get a call from Nike the next day. You guys don’t understand that I’ve met with companies and they say, ‘What we’re trying to figure out is how we can control you and control that.’ If you’re an architect, if you’re a world builder, if you have all these ideas and you’re gaudy and you want to build buildings, if you don’t ever get that out what ‘s gonna happen?"
"What people don’t realize is, I want to make uniforms for my high school basketball team through brand Yeezy. I want to make that one step, and then make another step, and then eventually do uniforms for an entire city. Then I want them uniforms to be hot and make money. Then I eventually want to be the anchor and the force behind a billion-dollar company. And after I make that billion dollar step, then I can go in and say, Hey, I’ve got an opinion on this. And that can be a 10 billion-dollar step. And I eventually want to be the anchor of the first trillion-dollar company."
"When I say, ‘Clean water was only served to the fairer skin,’ what I’m saying is, we’re making product with chitlins; T-shirts — that’s the most we can make. We can have our best perspective on T-shirts, but if it’s anything else, your ‘Truman Show’ boat is hitting the wall."
"Look at Gaga, she’s the creative director of Polaroid. I like some of the Gaga songs; what the fuck does she know about cameras?"
On classism & saying "I Am God":
"We've got this new thing called 'classism.' It's racism's cousin. This is what we do to hold people back. And we got this other thing that's also been working for a long time where you don't have to be racist anymore, it's self-hate. It work on it's self. Where, just like that, when someone comes up and says something like, ‘I am a God,’ everybody says, Who does he think he is? I JUST TOLD YOU WHO I THOUGHT I WAS: A GOD. Would it have been better if I had song that said, ‘I am a gangster’ or ‘I am a pimp’? All those colors fit better on a person like me, right? But to say you are a God, especially when you got shipped over to the country that you’re in, and you’re last name is a slave-owner’s, how could you say that? How could you have that mentality?"
Watch part 2 below.