VIDEO: Kanye West Breaks Down, Cries During BBC Interview With Zane Lowe
Kanye West cried during a characteristically wide-ranging, unpredictable interview with BBC Radio One host Zane Lowe on Thursday. The rapper was speaking about the late fashion design professor Louise Wilson, who died last year, when he was moved to tears. Watch the video below.
She was “the baddest professor of all time of any fashion school, ever,” West said of Wilson. He described how she pushed people to be their best, and grew emotional while describing the last time he saw her for dinner. They talked about parenthood and life. “I didn’t know we were going to lose her,” West told Lowe, a few moments before breaking down and crying into his hands. He then walked off as the chat stopped for a few minutes. “That’s never happened to me in an interview before,” West said when things resumed.
As usual, it’s really difficult to summarize everything West discussed during his chat with Lowe. For instance, here’s something he said when talking about his struggle to articulate ideas, although it’s being construed as a direct comment about Kim Kardashian: “I did not know how to communicate at all. I had my point. My message was simply, ‘Your egg, my semen, we change the world.’ I imagine that that’s gonna sound wrong. I like saying sh*t that sounds wrong anyway. We have the right to be wrong sometimes.” Well, then!
West also compared Paul McCartney to Ralph Lauren, clarified his feelings about the Beck/Beyonce Grammys controversy, and praised Drake for “delivering a level of product to humanity that is of high quality.” He declared, “Exclusivity is the new N-word, because nothing should be exclusive… The idea of exclusivity is another colored people [water] fountain concept!” West spent a while talking about classism and barriers to access. He talked about his Adidas partnership, his new album, his collaboration with Big Sean, furniture shopping… West talked about everything. Watch the full video of the interview below, and tell us what you think of West’s latest buzzed-about statements. The segment featuring West talking about Wilson and his tears comes after the 24:00 mark.