Kanye West recently gave Vanity Fair a brief interview for their online division. Nothing too shocking, but worth checking out. There some highlights below but you can read the whole interview by clicking here.
Vanity Fair: You’ve protested during award shows before. Do you just take them too seriously?
Kanye West: These things mean something; you’d like to have some historically accurate representation.
Vanity Fair: What did you want to do with your new album?
Kanye West: I wanted to take it back to the essence, like the soulful people who brought knowledge—like RZA and Q-Tip. At a certain point, you need to find a better way to do it; it’s like people [in basketball] who dunk and hurt their wrist and come down on their knees too hard. Your knee’s gonna give out at a certain point. Some of my social and public-persona knees are starting to give out. I still want to run the games. I’ve just got to not get kicked up quite as hard.