W Magazine Profiles Kanye

(Kanye West by Nick Knight)

Writer Christopher Bagley spent some time with Kanye in Paris as he was recording Yeezus and the result is a fascinating profile that you’ll find in this month’s issue of W Magazine. The piece offers a rare look at Ye’s creative process and day to day life, even if that life is playing out in a sparsely decorated Paris loft with Kardashians, world class interior designers and Nas dropping in for visits. The piece touches on Kanye’s renewed  obsession with design and visual art and his plans to change the world through his influence.

West is not oblivious to his own narcissism. “On one end, I try to scale it back,” he says. “Because I don’t want to close any of the doors needed to create the best product possible. But my ego is my drug. My drug is, ‘I’m better than all you other motherfuckers. Kiss my ass!’ ”

Read the full piece here. One interesting tidbit: he’s dropping a capsule collection of jeans, t-shirts and hoodies with an unidentified French brand next month.

Previously: Kanye West’s American Psycho Inspired Yeezus Promo (HD) | Mixtape Memories: 5 Classic Kanye West Freestyles | Kanye Did an Interview with The New York Times


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26 Responses to “W Magazine Profiles Kanye”

  1. Casket Face Says:

    Hang it up and go take care of your kid nigga …nobody buying your clothes anymore.

  2. The Architek Says:

    jds i hope you trollin here!

    them iranians can and will fuck shit up on a worldwide scale

    if attacked

    its the only thing stoppin the govt from b*mbing their country

    ^^

    i said blowing shit up is easy. of course they can do that.

    but they’re not fucking with our tech.

    they said they were going to reverse engineer that drone

    have you seen what that shit looks like? pathetic.

  3. Casket Face Says:

    cOLD Says:
    June 24th, 2013 at 1:37 pm
    Rachel Samara

    ^ is she safe to google… your mentions be hella suspect for the work pc.

    ^^^

    http://instagram.com/rachel_samara

  4. Casket Face Says:

    have you seen what that shit looks like? pathetic.

    ^^^

    Tasteless nationalism, but they were lampooning them in the first Iron Man movie.

  5. Harlem World: My hoe$ they do drug$ Says:

    i said blowing shit up is easy. of course they can do that.

    but they’re not fucking with our tech.

    they said they were going to reverse engineer that drone

    have you seen what that shit looks like? pathetic.
    ========================

    dont make the fatal mistake of underestimating ya opponent

    and certainly dont patronize the enemy

    especially when they wanna kill you more than you wanna kill them

    govt spendin trillions on advanced military tech, still losin wars to random moozlums in headress and sandals

  6. Gob Bluth Says:

    The day Kanye realises he really didn’t bring that much into the world, will be the day he kills himself

  7. cOLD Says:

    cas, ole girl is not better that Rosee Divine in the facial.

  8. Harlem World: My hoe$ they do drug$ Says:

    Casket Face Says:
    June 24th, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    have you seen what that shit looks like? pathetic.

    ^^^

    Tasteless nationalism, but they were lampooning them in the first Iron Man movie.

    =========================

    hhttp://thediplomat.com/flashpoints-blog/2013/05/11/meet-irans-carrier-killer-the-khalij-fars/

    take out a billion dollar aircraft carrier

    shit prolly cost em a couple mil to make several

  9. cOLD Says:

    The day Kanye realises he really didn’t bring that much into the world, will be the day he kills himself

    ^ he shot Kim K’s club up and caught a body. He aight.

  10. S.I.K.H Says:

    govt spendin trillions on advanced military tech, still losin wars to random moozlums in headress and sandals
    ^^^
    BANG

    The day Kanye realises he really didn’t bring that much into the world, will be the day he kills himself
    ^^^
    BANG

    George Washington Carver>>>Yeezus

  11. Harlem World: My hoe$ they do drug$ Says:

    kanye: on sight >>>>>

  12. The Architek Says:

    dont make the fatal mistake of underestimating ya opponent

    and certainly dont patronize the enemy

    especially when they wanna kill you more than you wanna kill them

    govt spendin trillions on advanced military tech, still losin wars to random moozlums in headress and sandals

    ^^

    you misunderstand

    i may cast judgement about their abilities to create rivaling military tech

    but i don’t underestimate their desperation

    doesn’t mean their not clowns for that “stealth jet” shit

    also, us “losing” hasn’t so much to do with on-ground skirmishes as much as the consequences of them

    how do you fight a dude that when you punch him, he breaks into a dozen pieces that start to attack you… and so on?

  13. The Architek Says:

    they’re > their

  14. Gob Bluth Says:

    he shot Kim K’s club up and caught a body. He aight.

    ^

    yea but that might not be enough for ye

    he’s gunning for that Steve Jobs lane “change the world with his influence” i don’t see it

  15. Dwayne Gretsky Says:

    *Shoots up the club of famous smut*

    *wins?*

  16. Casket Face Says:

    cOLD Says:
    June 24th, 2013 at 1:45 pm
    cas, ole girl is not better that Rosee Divine in the facial

    ^^^

    Sheeeeeeeit ….homegirl about a 7-8, but she editor of Russell’s joint. That make her appealing. I can spot good girls, she definitely low mileage.

    Good girls are bigger freaks.

  17. S.I.K.H Says:

    In all fairness,very few artists have changed the world.They may have provided the musical backdrop though.

  18. hood trill stunting aka trap day man Says:

    *Shoots up the club of famous smut*

    *wins?*

    ^
    the logic comes from a man who wept bedside waiting for his promiscuous girlfriend to arrive tho.

    cosign hitting kim k being a win of sorts based solely on the box tho.

  19. Harlem World: My hoe$ they do drug$ Says:

    also, us “losing” hasn’t so much to do with on-ground skirmishes as much as the consequences of them

    how do you fight a dude that when you punch him, he breaks into a dozen pieces that start to attack you… and so on?
    ================

    having said that

    if you know ya opponent is gonna fight a certain way

    and still blindly lead ya soldiers to their deaths, out of arrogance

    should you not be sittin in a cell somewhere?

  20. Casket Face Says:

    Man Snowden copped himself 5 years of freedom, but his motivation behind leaking the secrets was getting FIRED.

    He throw a basketball over the fence type nigga when he losing…his bitch said he was tight cause they would’ve throw him some extra dollars. So he flipped and got fired, THEN decided he wanted to be a superhero…

  21. hood trill stunting aka trap day man Says:

    name a rap artist that has changed the world & explain how, s.i.c.k.

  22. The Architek Says:

    @HW

    absolutely

  23. cOLD Says:

    In all fairness,very few artists have changed the world.They may have provided the musical backdrop though.

    ^interesting… I’d Say Bob Marely changed to World on some scale. His life was threatened and dude still performed after niggas was bucking at him. That one selfless act, prolly translated into millions facing their biggest fears, because theres a bigger picture.

  24. Casket Face Says:

    Kanye repackaged 80′s and 90′s pop culture …that’s it.
    He doesn’t design anything, and he doesn’t incorporate anything new.

    No hate but it’s the truth, his team does that, he’s just the type of nigga that spots shit first.

  25. cOLD Says:

    the logic comes from a man who wept bedside waiting for his promiscuous girlfriend to arrive tho.

    ^ this nigga… smh.

  26. cOLD Says:

    says the guy who got backed down and humiliated naked and threatened and gun butted

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