Kanye West and Seth Rogen have quite an odd friendship that peaked when Rogen and James Franco made their legendary "Bound 3" spoof video, which 'Ye actually wanted performed at his wedding. Since then, the two have apparently become good friends, so much so that when Rogen and his wife recently ran into Kanye in a hotel lobby, 'Ye invited them onto his limo for an impromptu listening session of his new album. Here's what went down:
“So he takes us to this limo van and starts playing his album — except there’s no lyrics only beats. So he raps the whole album and after each song, he stops it, like ‘So what do you think?' We were in the van for two hours!”
Rogen shared this in the most recent issue of Rolling Stone, which primarily focused on Rogen's upcoming film, The Interview. He also revealed that he's starting to change the way they screen rough versions of their films based on how Kanye is constantly seeking input for his work through the entire creative process.
“Now I realize the next person he sees that he knows is getting pulled into that van,” he said. “But I learned a lesson from it, which is that Kanye is seeking input at all times. Processwise, it showed an openness and a fearlessness. We started screening our movies more and in rougher versions for our friends because of that.”
Rogen's entire interview can be read here.
UPDATE 12/15/14 1:35PM: Seth Rogen recently stopped by Howard Stern, where he was asked about his now-infamous encounter with Kanye West. The 32-year-old comedian retold the story, giving a few more details on the once in a lifetime experience. "We were like, 'This is the greatest fucking thing that ever happened,'" he states. We don't doubt it. Check out his interview below.