Kanye West vents more on his frustrations with the fashion world, attempting to realize his dreams, and having a support system thanks to Kim Kardashian.
Hopefully you haven't had your fill of Kanye West just yet, as the rapper returns today in another segment of his interview with Zane Lowe. Much of the conversation is focused on Kanye's creativity and fashion again, as well as his frustrations with the fashion world. He also talks about having a support system and family now with Kim Kardashian.
Once more, we're breaking down the interview with some choice quotes. You can also watch part 3 below.
"Go listen to all my music, it's the codes of self-esteem. It's the codes of who we are. If you a Kanye West fan, you not a fan of me, you a fan of yourself. You will believe in yourself. I'm just the espresso. I'm just the shot in the morning to get you going, to make you believe you can overcome that situation your dealing with all the time."
On making time for himself:
"It's like family time. It's what Kim gave me. She gave me everything, she gave me a family, she gave me a support system. She was in a powerful enough situation where she could love me, without asking me for money. Which is really hard to find."
On Jay Z & being frustrated:
"Jay is more realized than me. Meaning more of his, dreams and hopes and aspirations have come true. And hopefully, god willing, by the time I'm his age that thing will happen for me also. And I'll be in that place, of a more zenned out place. I couldn't have done this album without Rick Rubin. I had to have a zen master come in and say, ok, this is what we're gunna do. You don't realize I'm so frustrated. I'm so frustrated, I have so much I want to give. I've got ideas on color palettes, ideas on silhouettes, and I've got a million people telling me why I can't do it. That I'm not a real designer. I'm not a real rapper either. I'm not a real musician either...I'm an artist. I went to art college."
On the fashion world & trying to get in:
"Picture this-- for me to do the Yeezys [shoes] and not have a joint venture backing deal with Nike the next day, would have been like if I made "Jesus Walks" and was never allowed to make an album. If Drake made his first mixtape and was never allowed to be signed. If 2 Chainz only had 1 16. And then people say, 'why you mad?'"
"I'm not tryna get in that world [of high end fashion]. I'm trying to make a higher level of product for the real world. 'Cause people say life isn't fair, and unless you Kanye West, or you the pretty girl that dates the soccer player, or your parents had money, you don't get to wear Versace all the time. And you hear it, we love Versace. "Versace Versace Versace!"...The creatives they wanna connect people. The clothing designers they wanna connect with people the same way music connects with people. But the cost of silk is too expensive, and they won't lower the quality level."