Kanye Talks Beyonce & Kim’s Rumored Feud, Disses Amber + Confirms Tyga & Kylie’s Relationship (UPDATE)
By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Kanye West stopped by The Breakfast Club this morning and he had plenty to say. Here are the highlights of the interview.
On seemingly placing higher value on the Grammys than the BET Awards:
“That’s why we need support the people that support us. And it’s not just particularly a black thing. We always says..this black show…this that…it just needs to be…it’s just going to be a while. I don’t have the answers to change the voting system. I don’t have the answers to change how to make it where everyone is honored in the proper way. And sometimes it’s two people who should win.
“I think it could be a class thing too because it carries more weight if you win a Grammy than if you win a BET award…says society.”
On why he defends Beyonce more than his own wife:
“I think Beyonce is a great representation of an artist working hard and trying her best and getting the results from it. Let’s say Beyonce’s previous album wasn’t well received as this new one. She got low like how I got low on my new album and delivered something that everybody loved. And In America we have to respect greatness when we see it. And we can’t smack it in the face at the cost of votes splitting and at the cost of blowing up somebody who can sell some t-shirts.
“People look at Beyonce because she’s rich, respect to Hov, she’s a beautiful woman, she’s talented…so they figure she’s got everything. So you (Beyonce) don’t even need nothing else. But I think she needs the proper accolades because she’s an inspiration.
“It’s funny because Taylor (Swift) was talking to me about this. She was saying that when she was the victim she was getting every award. But now that’s she’s powerful and the biggest selling artist, now she’s not winning awards anymore because they’re like, ‘What do you need?'”
He also defended Kim’s constant need to get naked for magazines:
“Grace Jones’ figure…physique was as new and different as Kim’s physique was. Our position of power…we’re not going to accept the physique that was given to us.
“My daughter has a chance of being shaped like her mom so between this age to that age I’m going to be fighting to be considered the highest of class. Well not the highest but be considered equal to the skinny model.
“Her (Kim) power is in her body…in her nudity…her mind, her family. She’s going to create a legacy. She can get naked if she wants to.”
When asked if he felt compelled to reach out to Amber Rose for taking shots at Kim recently, he says (he also denies Kim sent him any nudes while he was with Amber):
“She’s just sulking in the moment. Nobody feels compelled to do anything. If Kim had dated me when I first wanted to be with her, there wouldn’t be a Amber Rose.
“By the way, it’s very hard for a woman to wanna be with someone who is with Amber Rose so she wasn’t sending nothing. I had to take like 30 showers before I got with Kim.”
Kanye also mistakenly confirmed Tyga is dating Kylie (interestingly enough, Tyga seemingly confirmed it this morning on Instagram after Kanye’s interview):
“I think he got in early. I think he was smart. They closer in age than I lot of relationships I know. I knew Tyga was smart.”
On rumors of Kim and Beyonce not getting along:
“They love each other. They respect each other. When Beyonce’s working on albums she has like pictures of Kim on the wall because Kim represents powerful women. Kim be playing what’s the song? ‘I Know You Care.’ Yeah 7/11. Playing the video…playing it for our daughter. They definitely respect each other. Maybe there’s a LeBron James, Kobe element to it (laughs).”
He then confirms Beyonce has numerous women on her inspirational wall when she records…not just Kim.
He says he didn’t speak out about Mike Brown because his father (who is also a former black panther) told him not to.
He plans to release his new album soon and he will pull a Beyonce and not announce a release date.
He was supposed to record an album with Drake and hopes it will still happen.
He says his new album will be happier than the last one.
His reconciliation with Dame Dash has not ruined his friendship with Jay Z.
Check out the interview below:
UPDATE: Looks like the Breakfast Club edited out some of Kanye’s comments on Kylie and Tyga. Apparently they removed the part in which he says the couple is “in love.”