Kanye West has done only a few interviews since the release of Yeezus, and the latest is an extensive one with BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe. In the hour-long interview that was broadcast on Monday night, September 23, West was in a chatty mood as he gave his opinion on everything from the glass ceiling for black artists to his own fashion projects, his creative ambitions, and of course, Kim Kardashian.
West told Lowe that as an artist, "I'm here to crack the pavement and break new ground, sonically... For me as Kanye West, I got to f**k s**t up… I'm going to take music and try to make it three dimensional. I'm not here to make easy listening, easily programmable music."
When speaking about his partner Kardashian, West said, "She gave me everything. She gave me a support system. She's in a powerful enough situation that she could love me without asking for money," which he said was hard to find, according to an NME recap. He also had kind words to say about his Watch The Throne collaborator Jay Z, saying: "Me as Kanye West, a young revolutionary coming out of Chicago, wouldn't have made it without Jay Z as my big brother, watching my back."
Meanwhile, West has some other projects in the pipeline. Gap Band singer Charlie Wilson told MTV News that 'Ye will produce a new album for him, and the rapper also added more tour dates to his Yeezus tour, with shows in Anaheim (11/1) and Columbus, OH (11/8). But of course Kanye has even bigger aspirations beyond that, telling Lowe in his interview: "Eventually I want to be the anchor and the force behind a billion dollar company. I eventually want to be an anchor behind the first trillion dollar company."