Tonight, Kanye West stops by Late Night With Seth Meyers. And if anyone has ever listened to and/or seen an interview with Yeezus himself, you know it’s not going to be forgotten about the second the camera stops rolling. Here are the 9 most talked-about Kanye interviews ever (most of which are from his 2013 “Yeezus” press tour) where he’s discussed everything from Britney Spears to Barack Obama to himself, obviously.
Back in 2007, one of Kanye’s first major TV interviews was on Ellen. He talked about how he really felt about the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards, and there’s an approximately 90 second rant about why he should’ve won a few of the moonmen he was nominated for but didn’t.
Flash forward to 2010, when Matt Lauer sat Kanye down on Today to address his comment about President Bush. To be accurate, during a red cross telecast, Ye said “President Bush doesn’t care about black people.” And Kanye has NEVER HEARD THE END OF IT.
Late 2013 was when the gems really started pouring in though. In October of 2013 when promoting Yeezus, Kanye did an hour-long interview with British reporter Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 60 minutes, and then approximately 12,931 amazing quotes were born.
Jimmy Kimmel made fun of that interview on his show (watch it HERE) and Kanye then took to Twitter to rant about how much he hated Jimmy. But then, shortly afterwards, the guys buried the hatchet. Kanye went on Jimmy Kimmel Live, where he called himself a “creative genius.” Thus, this:
Then in November, Kanye turned heads again when he did a radio interview with Sway and got ANGRY. Like, legit, you-know-what hit the fan:
But it wasn’t much better when Kanye got interviewed on Charlamagne the God’s morning show, The Breakfast Club. But hey, at least Charlamagne called him out this time?
And let’s not forget yet another radio interview Ye did on the Yeezus press tour where he basically said that he and Kim Kardashian were more important than the Obamas:
But hey, Kanye’s not always abrasive and self-absorbed. He’s done a few calmer interviews, too, like this one with Ryan Seacrest where he talked about the proposal and how involved he wants to be in the wedding planning:
And let’s not forget the mother of all Kanye interviews ever, when he sat down with Kris Jenner, gushed about Kim Kardashian, and showed off never-before-seen pics of North West. See? Such a softie!
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