Featured in the latest I-D Magazine, Kanye West explains what he looks for in his future wife,
Integrity. I’m a hopeless romantic and I’m looking and trying to decide who the mother of my child will be. It’s not going to be based off a whim of being in love; she has to bring a certain level to the table. I want to be married, I want that super-dope counterpart, that one woman, but she has to be super-fresh, super-smart and not overwhelmed, because being with me is gonna be a job (laughs).
She can’t be overwhelmed by her career. I’ll find her, maybe I’ll be 38 maybe I’m not who I fully am yet, maybe that’s why I haven’t found her. The main quality is that you know that this person will ride or die for you. Whether she’s mad at you, whether she’s with you or not, she still loves you, she still bigs you up in any circle. She doesn’t talk down about you to other people. That’s the main thing I need. Continue reading What Kanye West Looks For in a Future Wife
Rihanna covers Interview Magazine and gets interviewed by Kanye West for the cover story, read excerpts below.
Kanye: So what inspired you to have that pink tank on your last tour? That was amazing, when you were sitting on top of the army tank.
Rihanna: I love to combine femininity with a kind of extreme masculine egde, and I felt like the tank is just not a typical thing that you think of when you think of a girl or in any kind of relation to a girl. Then we made it hot pink. We just added that touch.
Kanye: I mean, people really need to see a photograph the entire tank was pink. That was a great piece of commercial pop art. Was the idea of that to kind of portray an American Dream like the fantasy of a this hot black girl sitting on a top of a pink tank?
Kanye West graces the cover of the December/January 2011 of Complex Magazine. The cover story has exclusive behind the scenes footage of the recording process of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
Kanye’s process is communal he literally goes around the room asking everyone there what “power” means to them, throws out lines to see how they’re received, and works out his exact wording with whomever is around to help. But his output is most definitely entirely his own one listen to that consistently unique cadence, word choice, and sense of humor reveals that. Rappers, producers, and entourage are all welcome to offer ideas or phrases, but the funny thing is, nearly every suggestion is met with, “That’s really not at all a word I would ever say, but don’t stop offering ideas, thanks!” In fact, that day, a rah-rah couplet is offered by a rapper in the room (who will remain nameless) to close a line on “Power,” and Kanye jokingly says it would be “great if my name was LL and I was making ˜Mama Said Knock You Out Pt. II.'” You get the feeling it’s addition by subtraction with him the demonstration of what he doesn’t like illuminates what he does like.