Kanye West sat down with Charlamange Tha God for an interview that would go on to last 1 hour and 45 minutes.
Kanye spoke about issues ranging from his mental breakdown, Kim Kardashian’s robbery in Paris, Jay-Z and even Donald Trump.
This is the first time in a couple years we have seen such an open interview from Kanye West. He seems to trust Charlamagne, not only to speak to him but to ask him the questions that the people want to hear.
Kanye clearly rates Charlamagne highly
This is the third interview between them, the first two came on the popular morning show “The Breakfast Club”.
This one was more intimate with only the two men being present. They are also in a building that seems like it came from a movie.
The walls are all white and there is perfect silence inside. This gives the impression of solitude, which would be the message that Kanye wanted to convey sub-consciously.
This interview is a reminder that at the end of the day, Kanye West is still a human being. He has moments of joy and sadness like anybody else.
Different does not equal crazy
Because of his outspoken and grandiose character, some people forget this. They think he is immune to criticism and is unfazed by the opinion of others.
He is still the same guy that broke on the scene with “College Dropout”. He wants the respect, love and validation from his peers and fans just as much now as he did then. Maybe even more.
It is a simpleton’s mistake to describe Kanye West as “crazy”. He does not aim for attention, he gets that anyway.
What bothers him is that how he sees the world, not many others do. He seems to feel trapped in a box and does not know what else to do to escape it.
being called a successful rapper is an accomplishment for most. Kanye wants to be remembered in the same way as people like Michaelangelo and Van Gogh. In the age of social media, that is 100x times harder.
We didn’t see the daily errors of those men, we only see their work. Even when we hear bad things about them it is romanticised.