So for some unspeakable reason I was awake at about 5:15am this morning (PST). I had my alarm set for 6:30am, but let’s be serious – I don’t physically get up until around 7:00am or later.
Since I couldn’t fall back asleep, I obviously reached for my phone to see that Mr. Kanye West was being interviewed live by SHOW Studio. During this interview, West was answering fan-submitted questions. When I tuned in, he was being asked about his upcoming album’s release date and if music is still a priority for him or if his priority is fashion. He tends to stray from the real question in interviews, so he also went on about inspiration and the creative process. One quote he said which really stuck out to me was:
“Asking to be controlled by public opinion would be like having to sit in traffic for the rest of your life.”
I have to agree with this one. And living in LA for 4+ years now, traffic is the worst. There is just so much more to life than going by the book. I mean, if that’s what kind of life you want to lead, then go for it… 100%. But I know for me, personally, I’m going to do what makes me the happiest even if it’s out of the ordinary or not what the ‘normal’ steps of life are. And I for sure will always be having my own opinion and taking a stand on it.
The interview is around two hours long, but if you want to be inspired, get that creative push you need, or want to understand why Ye is the way he is, I recommend you watch it. He’s really not all bad. And if you watch the interview with an open mind and not the “oh this tool” mentality, I think you might learn a little something.
He also ranked his albums saying that both 808s & Heartbreak and Yeezus are better than My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. I definitely don’t think Yeezus was better, but any who. Do you agree with him?
And today McDonald’s launched their ‘ALL DAY’ breakfast.
If you’re a Yeezus fan, you’ll understand the ‘all day’ reference.
Hope your Tuesday was epic!