The FADER’s exclusive Q&A with Kanye West comes five years after his first interview with The FADER in December of 2003.
In this tribute to the person who has embodied The FADER throughout his career, the honorable West is the biggest pop star in the galaxy and tells all to the publication that put him on newsstands before any other. A thirty-two-thousand-word uncut version of the interview will run on http://www.thefader.com the week of November 25th.
“I used to feel this sense of entitlement that’s completely immature. I needed to really get past that. It’s been a great detriment to people liking me, me being a spoiled baby, and people still make jokes about it, but they don’t realize I’m not that same person.”
“There’s gonna be people that, as big as a celebrity I am, really just discover me on this album. I want my music to be played the same place you could play a Feist song, but I want it to still work in a strip club, still work in a car….I go to Starbucks every day, listen, look at the CD rack, and I’m like, I’m not here. I could easily give up and be like, Well, I’m black and I’m a rapper, or I could be like Man, what could I do to get here? You only got one life and sh*t. Who’s to say what you can and can’t do?”
Read the full interview and peep the exclusive photos here: