This morning, Kanye West went home… and had a lengthy interview (apparently, there’s two parts to this) with Chicago’s 107.5 WGCI Morning Show team of Leon Rogers, Kendra G, and Kyle. In it, he spoke on a plethora of topics (part one is an hour and some change, so there’s a lot): Drake, Agent Orange, his TMZ appearance, his Kimmel sit-down, and everything in between.
Some choice quotes:
His infamous “slavery was a choice” comment.
West again tried to clarify things, while offering a (quasi-) apology as well. “It sounds like a choice to the spirit of Kanye West, which I think is aligned with the spirit of Harriet Tubman which I think is aligned with the spirit of Nat Turner, which, in my non-historical opinion, I feel that these are examples from the past of people who felt similar to that, even if it was worded incorrectly in the white man’s tongue.”
West openly admits that the relationship between him and one of his closest friends, Don C, has changed, and it’s affecting him. “Don C is not around as much and the people that are around or starting to make money just didn’t care about me as much as Don C did because we, like, we moved to Kanye West as like an entity, a moneymaking machine, and you get into that situation and you don’t have people who are continuously looking out for your best interests at all costs,” he said. “I even had people that was with me at TMZ that could have stopped it. The downfall of Kanye West is directly related to Don C not being around.”
Yeah… he’s still trying to convince us that this dried pile of Elmer’s Glue isn’t the worst President in American history.
“Trump being in office is like if you broke up with your girlfriend and she fell out with her girlfriend and you get on the phone with her and she lets you know everything that your girlfriend’s been doing the whole time, lets you see this. Like, say, the detention centers. That’s something that was happening through a lot of different presidential eras and now we’re seeing it.”
Yeah… let’s move on to…
“When we talk about the Drake thing, it hits me in a really sensitive place,” Kanye begins, “because you hang around people and they come to your house and be around your family and this and that. And they get mad about a beat and send you purple demon emojis. I don’t play like that, I don’t play in that place. It’s like, look, it ain’t no beef.” He also said that he didn’t give Pusha T the firepower for “The Story of Adidon,” either, nor will he join in on the beef.
Meanwhile, Drake — in his trademark, Pettyoncé glory — responded in kind… on Instagram.
Watch the entire sit-down below.
UPDATE: Kanye has also released his previously-leaked track “XTCY” to the DSPs.