Kanye Opens up About Kim Kardashian, Fatherhood & Music Career
By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Kanye West talks Kim Kardashian in an interview finally. Kanye has already made it clear he does not like the paparazzi, and after the whole Taylor Swift situation went down, he pretty much decided he didn’t want to give anymore interviews. Instead, the rapper has opted to take to his music and on stage rants to share his feelings with the world, and it’s apparent with his new album “Yeezus” that Kanye has a message he’s anxious to get through to the masses with his new music. Kanye actually did a rare interview with the New York Times the other day and in the interview he discusses his music career, his very public relationship with reality star Kim Kardashian and even fatherhood. Here are some of the highlights of the interview.
On his beef with the Grammys, he says:
“‘[My Beautiful] Dark [Twisted] Fantasy’ and ‘Watch the Throne’: neither was nominated for Album of the Year, and I made both of those in one year. I don’t know if this is statistically right, but I’m assuming I have the most Grammys of anyone my age, but I haven’t won one against a white person.
“But the thing is, I don’t care about the Grammys; I just would like for the statistics to be more accurate.”
Kanye also touched on the Taylor Swift incident and says his apology was forced, a result of peer pressure:
“Yeah, I think that I have like, faltered, you know, as a human. My message isn’t perfectly defined. I have, as a human being, fallen to peer pressure.”
Kanye also makes some mention of his relationship with Kim, but also admits he just loves to be in relationships because relationships help him creatively:
“Any woman that you’re in love with or that loves you is going to command a certain amount of, you know, energy. It’s actually easier to focus, in some ways.
“Yeah, that’s what I mean when I say like, “Yo, I’m going to be super Zenned out like, five years from now.” I’m the type of rock star that likes to have a girlfriend, you know? I’m the type of soul that likes to be in love and likes to be able to focus. And that inspires me.”
Kanye talks about the backlash he received for throwing out clothes from Kim’s closet on her reality show:
“That was from a place of love. It’s hard when people read things in a lot of different ways. You know, the amount of backlash I got from it is when I decided to not be on the show anymore. And it’s not that I have an issue with the show; I just have an issue with the amount of backlash that I get. Because I just see like, an amazing person that I’m in love with that I want to help.”
The rapper also has an emotional moment when his mother is brought up:
“Yeah, because my mother was — you know, I have family, but I was with my mother 80 percent of the time. My mom was basically — [pause]”
On fatherhood, Kanye says:
“That is a really interesting, powerful question. One of the things was just to be protective, that I would do anything to protect my child or my child’s mother. As simple as that.
“I don’t want to explain too much into what my thoughts on, you know, fatherhood are, because I’ve not fully developed those thoughts yet. I don’t have a kid yet.”
Kanye also makes it clear he does want privacy for his child:
“Yeah. Well, I just don’t want to talk to America about my family. Like, this is my baby. This isn’t America’s baby.”