Kanye West’s recent Yeezy Season 2 premiere has kept him relatively busy, but he managed to find a half-hour to sit down and talk with Vanity Fair about his aspirations, his music, and his unabashed love of sweatshirts. Check out highlights below and read the entire piece here.
He *really* likes sweatshirts:
“I think sweatshirts are the way of the future…Sweatshirts are fucking important. That might sound like the funniest quote ever. How can you say all this stuff about running for president in 2020 and then say sweatshirts are important? But they are. Just mark my words. Mark my words like Mark Twain.”
He feels he needs to be more informed before he runs for president:
“I sit in clubs and I’m like, Wow, I’ve got five years before I go and run for office and I’ve got a lot of research to do, I’ve got a lot of growing up to do. My dad has two masters degrees. My mom has a PhD, she used to work at Operation PUSH. Somehow the more and more creative I get, the closer and closer I get to who I was as a child…With all the things I’ve done that people would consider to be accomplishments, what’s the point where I become the person that Donda and Raymond West raised? My parents’ child.”
On “Fade,” the song he played during the Yeezy Season 2 reveal:
“That song I played has been a year and a half in the making and it may be still a year from being complete. But it was to let people get a glimpse at the painting.”
Kanye wants your clothes to reflect you:
“I want the clothes to almost go away, to almost be invisible, to be one with the personality. You know when you see people’s dogs look like them? I want people’s clothes to look like them.”
Kanye doesn’t remember the name he gave his album before SWISH:
It’s currently called Swish. I’m forgetting even what the last name of it was now.