Kanye West Compares North to "the Prince and Princess in London," Wanted "Bound 2" to Look "Phony"
Kanye West is taking the "daddy's little princess" cliche literally. In yet another outrageous interview -- this one with Power 105's The Breakfast Club on Tuesday, Nov. 26 -- the "Bound 2" rapper compared his 5-month-old daughter, North, to actual British royalty. See a sweet pic of baby Nori.
"My daughter is in a position of a level of royalty like the prince and princess in London," the proud dad bragged, possibly alluding to Prince William, Kate Middleton, and their 4-month-old baby boy, Prince George. (Incidentally, West's fiancee, Kim Kardashian, was pregnant at the same time as the Duchess of Cambridge; both were due to give birth in July, but Kardashian delivered over a month early.)
The hip hop star also spoke about his now-infamous "Bound 2" music video, which featured a topless Kardashian straddling him on a motorcycle. (The clip was re-created shot-for-shot by James Franco and Seth Rogen in a viral spoof earlier this week.)
"I wanted to take white trash T-shirts and make it into a video. I wanted it to look as phony as possible," West told The Breakfast Club. "I wanted the clouds to go one direction, the mountains to go one direction, the horses to go over there...'cause I want to show you that this is The Hunger Games. I want to show you that this is the type of imagery that's been presented to all of us. And the only difference is a black dude in the middle of it."
"I'm like Marina Abramovic," he continued, referring to the famed performance artist. "This is, like, performance art. The thing is, I don't got a problem with looking stupid."
One thing he does have a problem with? People telling him what to do. In a different interview later that day with MTV personality Sway Calloway, West got suddenly riled up while the two were talking about the rapper's fashion dreams.
"I'm standing up, and I'm telling you, 'I am Warhol. I am the No. 1 most impactful artist of our generation. I am Shakespeare in the flesh,'" he said. "Walt Disney, Nike, Google -- now, who's gonna be the Medici family and stand up and let me create more? Or do you want to marginalize me 'til I'm out of my moment?"
The conversation escalated further when Calloway suggested that the aspiring designer "empower [him]self" to release his own ideas instead of waiting for the industry to come around.
"How, Sway?! You ain't got the answers, man!" West raged, yelling and ignoring Calloway's repeated attempts to calm the rapper down. "You ain't got the answers! You ain't got the answers, Sway! I've been doing this more than you!"
"You trying to give me advice on somethin' -- you ain't got the answers," he continued, agitated. "You ain't spend $13 million of your own money trying to empower yourself!"
The two proceeded to literally yell at each other on air for a few minutes, until Calloway finally succeeded in getting the outspoken star to relax. "I love you, man," West said later. "I'm sorry."