The Jimmy and Yeezy feud heats up!
Kanye West recently visited Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 studio for a four-part interview. With little surprises, Kanye used the interview as a platform to voice his frustrations and discussed the true meaning behind Yeezus. Touching on topics of fashion, music and, popular culture, the heated discussion garnered so much attention that Jimmy Kimmel decided to make a parody where the host pokes fun at the rapper by having two children reenact the dialog.
Regardless of the fun that was poked at West , Jimmy Kimmel only backed up what Kanye was trying to express.
Kanye West in retaliation launched several trending topics and prompting many of West’s 9 million Twitter followers to scratch their heads.
The audio from the original video is a little glitchy and Kanye is clearly more interested in talking fashion than music-but it's worth listening to the interview in full. If you don't have time for the entire, hour-long tour through the fascinating mind of Kanye West, we've rounded up a selection of the best quotes below.
On self-love as political act
"We got this new thing called classism. It's racism's cousin. This is what we do to hold people back. This is what we do. And we got this other thing that's also been working for a long time when you don't have to be racist anymore. It's called self-hate. It works on itself. It's like real estate of racism. 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. I just told you. That's who I think I am. Would it have been better if I had a song that said 'I am a gangster' or if I had a song that said 'I am a pimp.' All those colors and patinas 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 your last name is a slave owner's. How could you say that? How could you have that mentality?"
On how people will react to this interview
"People are going to look at this interview and say, 'I don't like Kanye. Look, he looks mad. I don't like his teeth.' They're gonna say, 'Why doesn't he just focus on music? I liked him as music.' They're gonna say 'Hey, I want the old Kanye, blah blah blah.' But one thing they will do? They will play this interview in five years. They will play this interview in ten years, and say, 'He called that, he called that, he called that...' "