Kanye West is leaving an impact on the entire world as we speak. However, the rapper believes it could take at least 10 years before everyone sees the fruits of his labors.
It’s no secret that West thinks pretty highly of himself. During his chat with Seth Meyers on Late Night, Kanye discussed the roadblocks he’s encounter while trying to break into the fashion industry. In the rapper’s opinion, he’s simply knocking down barriers that will allow others to easily travel the road he’s walking down right now.
“It’s like, ‘No Kanye, you can’t run faster. This is the limit that was made. The walls that Michael Jackson broke down for you, and Jay Z and Russell Simmons broke down for you, this is the end of it.’ I’m in the process of breaking down walls that people will understand 10 years from now, 20 years from now,” West explained.
Meyers and Kanye also discussed his appearances on Saturday Night Live and the sketch show’s need to censor some of his lyrics. Although some artists get their feathers ruffled when certain words get cut from the broadcast, West seemed to such things in stride.
“Dropping cursing is the least of my worries creatively. I feel like it’s a necessity for an artist like me, a very punk, forward artist to be on ‘SNL’ that many times. That’s why I come and do talk shows so you guys have an [beep] in the matrix every now and then,” the rapper explained.
Meyers also used the opportunity to remind Kanye West about the 2007 Saturday Night Live sketch that found him interrupting such events as the Kids Choice Awards, the Nobel Physics Award, and a pumpkin contest. The rapper, who managed to muster up a smile during the chat, used the opportunity to discuss his approach to humor.
“You laugh to keep from crying. Life is like… life is life. There are ups and downs and they will give an 8-year-old the best pumpkin at any given time and you just have to be prepared for these types of things,” West explained.
The rapper should definitely keep that in mind going forward. Considering the amount of headlines West makes whenever launches into a rant at his shows, turning these “news” stories into something funny is probably the best way to cope.
Did you catch Kanye West during his interview with Seth Meyers on Late Night? Do you think the rapper is breaking down barriers that folks will notice in the next few decades?