Apple Music made the announcement earlier today, revealing that the duo will “cover everything” in this special sit down. While more details have not been disclosed, we can expect Kanye — whose only official interview this year was with David Letterman — to open up about the upcoming album, IMAX movie and potentially how his recent conversion to Christianity has informed these projects.
This is not the first time the rapper will sit down with Lowe. Back in 2013, Ye had an infamous and quotable interview where he declared “if you a Kanye West fan, you a fan of yourself,” amongst other things. It remains to be seen whether Kanye will give another raw and impassioned interview this time around.
The interview aired today 9 a.m. PT on Beats 1 radio and lasted over an hour. Ye and Zane talked about all things Kanye. From moving to Wyoming, to working on Jesus is King, discussing his relationship with Drake, being addicted to porn, and more. West also released a film preview to his IMAX-exclusive Jesus is King film.
On the reason why he moved to Wyoming, he reveals that he was looking for massive land to create his Yeezy factory. He states that he initially didn’t like the place, but eventually fell in love and was even inspired by land for his earthy tone colorways for Yeezy. He wanted to get outside of the social media world from which he suffers from.
He seems pretty done with city life also. “It feels very cramped,” he reveals. He goes on to explain that city “billboards are sex-trafficking” and reminds him of porn/sex addiction. “With God, I’ve been able to beat things that had control over me. Some people drown themselves in drugs, I drowned myself in my addiction, sex.”
He spoke extensively about being a born-again Christian. “Now that I’m in service to Christ, my job is to spread the gospel, to let people know what Jesus has done for me,” he said. “Culture was my God,” he states while discussing has past career issues including the MTV/Taylor Swift incident.
He goes on to say that inspiration is also an addiction and being a workaholic. He talks about his business ventures about bringing Yeezy manufacturing back to the states in two years, as well as hiring people through prison reform. He reveals that he’s trying to get backed by CEO’s including his favorite Jack Dorsey, and of course, running for POTUS one day.
Of course, he brought up Trump and his controversial MAGA hat. “Give me some other examples where someone is saying what isn’t culturally what you’re supposed to say,” he asked Zane Lowe, referring to Trump. “Give me an example where someone is saying what you’re not supposed to say. You don’t want to say it, do you liberal?”
He continues, “God is funny. Drake lives four blocks down the street from me. So that shows you that God has a sense of humor. Now, liberals love art, right? And now—I am unquestionably, undoubtedly, the greatest human artist of all time. It’s not even a question at this point. It’s just a fact. For the greatest artist in human existence to put a red hat on was God’s practical joke to all liberals. Like, Nooo, not Kanye!”
He went on to add about Drake: “I think more about Bernard Arnault more than I do about Drake…I felt bad, I felt like it was supposed to be me…I really admire what Bernard has done. He also offered me a deal five years ago when we had our first Yeezy show…They did me a favor [not appointing me at Louis Vuitton], but now Bernard Arnault is my new Drake.”
And while we eagerly await the release of Jesus Is King, Kanye revealed that he has another project on the way, a Sunday Service album titled Jesus Is Born, dropping on Christmas.
Kanye and Zane dive into MANY more topics during their Beats 1 interview including his struggles with social media, breaking the traditional rules of Church, and not allowing artists to have premarital sex while working on Jesus is King and more.
Listen to it here.