Everything We Learned From Kanye's Interview With Charlamagne

Kanye opened up about Kim's Paris robbery, his relationship with Jay Z, Yeezy Season 4, and more.

In the past two weeks Kanye West turned Twitter upside down by doing stuff like announcing an onslaught of new albums, calling Donald Trump his brother, teasing new Yeezy season products, donning a signed MAGA hat, and sharing a photo of the man who performed plastic surgery on his mother before her death.


Now in a newly released interview, Kanye sat down with Charlamagne tha God for an hour and 45 minutes to discuss anything and everything on his mind.

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Here are seven of the most interesting things we learned from Kanye’s interview with Charlamagne. (And here's Charlamagne on The Breakfast Club talking about what he personally learned from Ye, btw.)

On Kim's Paris Robbery

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On His Yeezy Season 4 Show

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On His Relationship with Jay Z and Beyoncé

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On Bitcoin

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On Donald Trump

Trump and Kanye Talk

The heart of the Kanye controversy in the past two weeks has been his support of Donald Trump. In a tweet last week he called Trump his “brother” and said they both have “dragon energy”

So of course this interview couldn’t transpire without some Trump talk. First he compared his first meeting with Trump to a Dave Chappelle skit. “When I came out and said what I said, and what I felt, it was almost a Clayton Bigsby moment, when everyone's head exploded,” he said. “Like, 'My Ye, George Bush doesn't care about black people...this dude has to diss Trump at all costs.' And it were some dynamics to this, so many people around me said, 'Don't express your feelings.' Why? ‘Your brand, your this, your that.’”

Kanye talked about the criticism he received for saying he would have voted for Trump. "The first thing they say is racism. 'What makes George Bush any more racist than Trump' is a question my friend asked me,” he said. “My response is racism isn't the dealbreaker for me. If that was the case I wouldn't live in America."

"I'm not going to back down on that, I'm not going to let myself off easy by saying I met with Trump because I was going through something,” Kanye later said in the interview. “I'm not going to give the universe that. I'm going to face it, and they're going to face me. This was the Ye that wanted to change something, and I would meet with him today, and I would to talk about Chicago. First. We could talk about a lot of things, get into a lot of elements. We'll start there."

On Nike

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On His Relationship with Obama

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On His Scrapped Paul McCartney Collab Album

In a conversation about his management, Kanye let it slip that a whole album with Paul McCartney was at one point on the table. “You’re not in control of your life anymore,” he said in regards to having a huge management team. “And at that point you can be easily manipulated. A whole album with Paul McCartney could end up becoming a single with Rihanna because you’re trapped in this box.”

It was rumored back in 2015 that Travis Scott’s track "Piss on Your Grave” was originally a track from McCartney and Ye’s joint project titled “Piss On My Grave.” It’s unclear if that project is still something that could be in the works, but it seems more likely that the ship has sailed thanks to some mismanagement. IAt least we still got “FourFiveSeconds.”

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