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 shouldnât be limited to only one place of creativity.And itâs literally only like one or two or three reasons why I havenât been able to break that down. This is the thing, you guys donât understand. You guys donât understand that I did the Yeezys and they eBayed for $90,000. And people wanted them bad as whatever, right? But I didnât get a call from Nike the next day. You guys donât understand that Iâve met with companies and they say, âWhat weâre trying to figure out is how we can control you and control that.â If youâre an architect, if youâre a world builder, if you have all these ideas and youâre gaudy and you want to build buildings, if you donât ever get that out what âs gonna happen?"
"What people donât 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, Iâve 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, âClean water was only served to the fairer skin,â what Iâm saying is, weâre making product with chitlins; T-shirts â thatâs the most we can make. We can have our best perspective on T-shirts, but if itâs anything else, your âTruman Showâ boat is hitting the wall."
"Look at Gaga, sheâs 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, âI am a God,â 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, âI am a gangsterâ or âI am a pimpâ? 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 youâre in, and youâre last name is a slave-ownerâs, how could you say that? How could you have that mentality?"
Watch part 2 below.