Kanye is interviewed about "Yeezy: Season 1"
In an interview with Complex, Kanye spoke on his integration into the fashion world and the pressure he felt before debuting his "Yeezy: Season 1" show with adidas last Thursday. The interview solely focuses on Yeezy's fashion ventures, though Kanye says "Yeezy: Season 1" was created with the same "mentality and passion that brought College Dropout into existence." Throughout the interview, there are 'Ye quotables you don't want to miss.
On his enlightened perspective toward women: "Because when I was a single bachelor rapper, and with the access that I had, I realized that I wasn’t respecting women the way I needed to. God has an amazing way of teaching people, and literally for two years I lived with all alpha females and a daughter, you know? [Laughs] So I had to learn to really do what my mother taught me, and become the man she always knew I could be, and bow as a creative."
He wants you to let him fix your pant leg: "You know those photos that you see with me getting on my knees in front of the paparazzi to fix Kim’s pant leg? That's what I want to do for the world. I want to get on my knees and fix everyone’s pant leg, if they’ll have me."
He says Fashion Week the "Super Bowl of culture," and says he felt like the magician/stuntman David Blaine in the moments preceding his runway show. "It was, 'Will he be eaten by the shark tank, or will he survive? Can he hold his breath for this long?'"
He calls himself the Eminem of fashion: "I feel like I’m Eminem, you know? You don’t think 'white rapper.' You just think Eminem. You don’t think celebrity designer, straight designer, black designer, all these types of things that kind of held me back conceptually in being accepted as a designer. You just 'think' of those words. But when those moon boots come out, you put them on your feet and just swag out and go somewhere with your friends, those words don't matter."