Every time Kanye West pops up on my screen, my caps lock key starts tingling. The CAPS King makes its heart flutter just like mine. A Kanye interview is a ride for all the senses. It makes your eyes itch and your ears ring. You also suddenly taste fresh vomit on your tongue and faintly smell the scent of a week-old dirty tampon. And if Kanye is really bringing it on, your fingers will shrivel down into raisins. This Kanye interview with Details is about a Level 8. So brace yourself. Here’s some quotes covered in SQUID BRAINS:
Kanye is bored with being the Jesus of music and is ready to become the messiah of fashion:
“Put this in the magazine: There’s nothing more to be said about music. I’m the fucking end-all, be-all of music. I know what I’m doing. I did 808s in three weeks. I got it. It’s on cruise control. . . . Man, we talked about music for God knows how long! Now let’s talk about how my fucking sweater didn’t come back right from Korea. That’s what’s interesting me.”
Kanye on being the voice of this generation:
“If not me, then who? Someone could be a better rapper, dance better. But culturally impacting*? When you look back at these four and a half years, who’s the icon at the end of the day? Who broke down color barriers? What other black guy would a white person use as a fashion reference?”
Kaney on “that’s so gay” being used as a compliment:
“Titles are very important. I like to embody titles, y’know, or words that have negative connotations, and explain why that’s good. Take the word gay—like, in hip-hop, that’s a negative thing, right? But in the past two, three years, all the gay people I’ve encountered have been, like, really, really, extremely dope. Y’know, I haven’t, like, gone to a gay bar, nor do I ever plan to. But where I would talk to a gay person—the conversation would be mostly around, like, art or design—it’d be really dope. From a design standpoint, kids’ll say, ‘Dude, those pants are gay.’ But if it’s, like, good, good, good fashion-level, design-level stuff, where it’s on a higher level than the average commercial design stuff, it’s, like, gay people that do that. I think that should be said as a compliment. Like, ‘Dude, that’s so good it’s almost . . . gay.’”
Yup, singy eyes, ringing ears, vom on the tongue, tampon juice on the nose and raisins on the fingers. I take that back that Level 8 shit. This is a Level 10. Kanye leaves my shit *impacted, alright. I always wonder why my body craves prunes after spending some internet time with him. Now, I know why.
P.S. – Does anybody know if Europe’s Big Gay Nazi Adventures has a Fast Pass option, because I hate long lines and this sounds like it’s going to be pretty fucking popular.