In an interview with Vanity Fair about Yeezy Season 2, the second iteration of his fashion line which premiered at New York Fashion Week last week, Kanye West says "sweatshirts are f--king important." As always, the interview is full of money pull quotes, so here are some of the best... on sweatshirts.
In the interview, Kanye calls the Internet the "Wild, Wild West" while he's talking about streaming services giving musicians the ability to take control of their own careers. But the rapper is more prophetic than even he knows. The Internet is the Wild, Wild West. People can do crazy things online. Like, for instance, Photoshopping a bunch of your quotes onto a sweatshirt you're wearing.
Kanye's got jokes too. He expresses his desire to eventually open his own clothing store where you can buy Yeezy's clothes throughout the seasons. But, he says, at this point the store is more of a dream than a reality. Or rather, "the only concrete plan is that I plan to use concrete."
Yeezus also discusses his future presidential run with VF and every time he says it he sounds a little more serious.
"And then as soon as I said [I was running], it was like, 'Wait a second, we would really be into that, because actually if you think about it, he's extremely thoughtful. Every time he's ever gotten in trouble, he was really jumping in front of a bullet for someone else. He's probably the most honest celebrity that we have,'" Kanye says. "It's fun. It's fun to be a rock star, and I'll never not be one I guess, but there'll be a point where I become my mother's child. With all the things I've done that people would consider to be accomplishments, what's the point where I become the person that Donda and Raymond West raised? My parents' child."
Kanye's mother Donda, as he says, had a PhD and worked at Jesse Jackson's non-profit Operation PUSH.
But until the day he does feel like his parents' child, he feels a lot like someone else.
Kanye feels like Will Ferrell in Elf. God bless. Please never change, Kanye.