Kanye West discusses his bid for presidency and Yeezy Season 2
Discover the best bits of the Vanity Fair interview here…
Following his recent and second runway show at New York Fashion Week for Yeezy Season 2, Kanye West gave a rare interview to Vanity Fair. Shedding light on his presidential plans, his long-awaited new album and of course his new love for fashion design. Discover the best bits below...
On when he started working on Yeezy Season 2:
"The day after the last collection. Like, right now I'm thinking about Season 3. It's a long, long run. Unfortunately for me, I have a lot of visibility on my side which has tended to be a thing that creates a distraction to the creative process, like paparazzi showing up at my office in Calabasas. But I almost feel I'm growing just like my daughter. I hear my daughter start to say exactly what she wants and to finish sentences and I think it's like that. Like, maybe I got to finish a couple more sentences in the second one than in the first one."
On the controversy caused over his sudden New York Fashion Week show and the clashes in the schedule:
"I totally apologize to any of those designers and anyone that wanted that slot. I would love to send them some flowers or maybe wear a sweatshirt if that could help to make up for it. A lot of times I feel like Will Ferrell in the movie Elf. You know this big guy that wants to [join in] and his hands are a little bit too big. . . . I could just say please forgive me if I ever step on any toes, because there's nothing that I would ever want to do or say that would take away from any designer, that would take away from anyone's work or what they're working so hard on."
On running for president:
"No, the exact opposite. I sit in clubs and I'm like, Wow, I've got five years before I go and run for office and I've got a lot of research to do, I've got a lot of growing up to do. My dad has two masters degrees. My mom has a PhD, she used to work at Operation PUSH. Somehow the more and more creative I get, the closer and closer I get to who I was as a child. When I was a child, I was holding my mom's hand at Operation PUSH. I think it's time. Rap is great."
Read the full Vanity Fair interview here.