Kanye West Goes In About Everything For An Hour

Kanye does a pretty off-the-wall but incredible and full of truth interview with Zane Lowe of BBCR1. LISTEN HERE (watch the 1st of 4 videos here). Some highlights:

On why he's focusing on fashion more than clothing now: "It's not illegal to not listen to music. It's illegal to walk around naked."

On providing inspiration: "If you're a Kanye fan, you're not a fan of me, you're a fan of yourself. I'm just the espresso. I'm just the shot in the morning."

On his "rants": "They classify my motivational speeches as rants... I have reached the point where my 'Truman Show' boat has crashed into the painting."

On "Yeezus": "This is what frustration fucking sounds like."

On being in a peerless place: "I look around and I say, 'Wait a second, there's no one around me in this space that looks like me. And if they are, they're quiet as f--k. So that means, wait a second -- we are seriously in a civil rights movement."

On shoes, amazingly: "Sandals with socks! Keep it gangsta... [but] no flip flops for black dudes. I don't care where you at. No flip flops for black dudes. Wear some hot ass Jordans on the beach."

Etc, including really interesting stuff about how much flack he gets for "I Am A God" versus calling himself a "pimp"; an extended rant on his invention of leather jogging pants (lmao); an ode to Steve Jobs (please); how Kim gave him a sense of family; and more.

Sources: quotes, interview.