Kanye West Compares His Work With Paul McCartney To John Lennon

Kanye Refers To Himself And Paul McCartney As ‘Salt And Pepper’

Paul McCartney is climbing the music charts once and again, and if you ask Kanye, it’s all because of Kanye.

In a recent interview with Ryan Seacrest as seen on Rolling Stone, Kanye talked about his collaboration with the former Beatle.

West claimed that “his collaboration with Sir Paul McCartney was a success” because of West being similar to John Lennon. West compared himself to McCartney’s former band mate, saying he had “angst like John Lennon.”

Kanye shared about the experience of recording, saying, “We just went in and we vibed out. As you can see, I might be a little bit more ‘angst’ than Paul.”

The rapper went on to compare his hits with that of the iconic Beatles, saying, “Remember the last time when Paul had somebody really ‘angst’ working with him, the type of music they made?”

He then went on to refer to his work with McCartney as being like “salt and pepper” and how the two of them working together “creates a new magic.”

Kanye added about working with Paul McCartney, “He came in with the best vibes ever.”

The vibes have been good enough that “Four Five Seconds” just hit number one on the Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs. It is McCartney’s first number one hit since he worked with Michael Jackson in 1983. The duet hit number one on the charts in January 1983.

According to Billboard, “McCartney’s long gap between No. 1s (32 years) is the lengthiest wait between No. 1s in the history of the chart.”

McCartney’s work on “Four Five Seconds” continues to be appreciated in digital sales also, “holding at No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Songs for a second week, selling 181,000 downloads (up 31 percent).”

It’s also had more than three million views on YouTube, not to mention all the buzz on Twitter about McCartney’s spectacular return to music.

Whether it’s because of Kanye’s angst or just all of the talent he’s had for 72 years, Paul McCartney is back and better than ever.

[Photo Courtesy of Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images]

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