Following his polarizing Saturday Night Live look, Kanye West made his extremely anticipated return to TMZ Live on Monday (Oct. 1). Yeezy sat down with TMZ founder Harvey Levin for an in-depth dialog, gymnastically leaping by way of a multitude of subjects that popped into West's mind on the time.
The 41-year-old's Yandhi album was initially slated to be launched on Saturday, however the undertaking has now been pushed again to Black Friday (Nov. 23). The Chicago-bred rapper mentioned the way forward for his hometown of Chicago, having Colin Kaepernick meet with Donald Trump, plans to run for president in 2024, and far more through the dialog.
West's sit-down with Levin marks his first time at TMZ since his controversial look in May when he made feedback suggesting that slavery was a "alternative." Following the interview, TMZ confirmed footage of West taking pictures a part of the video to Teyana Taylor's "We Got Love" of their workplace parking zone on an iPhone. Harvey says they’ll have the completed video to premiere on Tuesday's (Oct. 2) TMZ Live.
Here are 5 issues we realized from Kanye West's look on TMZ Live.
Kanye's Own Team Didn't Want Him Wearing the MAGA Hat on SNL
West's closing rant following a star-studded "Ghost Town" efficiency ended up being lower off to public viewers watching SNL on tv. Luckily, it was caught stay by these in attendance, together with Chris Rock and Mike Dean. "They bullied me backstage. They mentioned, 'Don't go on the market with that hat on,'" mentioned Ye.
Many thought that was directed at SNL staff, however Kanye clarified that it was truly members of his personal group trying to coerce him into not carrying the pink MAGA hat throughout his efficiency. "The bullying got here from individuals round me in my circle, telling me why I shouldn't put on the hat. It put my vitality in a reactionary place. For me, I acquired the precise to put on what I would like. I cannot be bullied as a result of I do what I really feel. I wished to make clear that it wasn't SNL," Yeezy defined. "It was my workers."
He Clarified He Wants to "Amend" the 13th Amendment
Keeping up with Kanye could be considerably of a rollercoaster trip. On Sunday, he tweeted about doubtlessly abolishing the 13th Amendment, which truly abolished slavery in 1865. He put out the hearth by following up and explaining that he misspoke and truly needs to amend the 13th modification as a result of it encourages mass incarceration.
West went on to learn an announcement written out by childhood pal and fellow rap compatriot GLC stepping into the technicalities of the modification. "Abolish was the incorrect language. I misspoke. Amend is the precise language. What's stunning about our Constitution is we are able to amend it," Kanye clarified. "[The 13th Amendment] interprets to as a way to make a freed man a slave, all it’s important to do is convict them of a criminal offense. There are [prisoners] getting paid eight cents per week working for firms which are privately owned and a variety of them are first-time offenders."
He Still Plans to Run for President in 2024
In what began off as one other far-fetched dream for Kanye, the concept of him operating for president retains getting extra consideration as election time nears. West reaffirmed plans to run for president in 2024 moderately than 2020, as he appears to be like to discuss his presidential bid into existence and normalize the concept for a movie star to defy the chances.
"I used to be telling my dad that I used to be operating for workplace in 2024. He was like, 'That's going to value some huge cash.' I used to be like, Dad, 'We're going to have all the cash on this planet as quickly as I run.' One of the issues I'm going to do after I run is I'm not going to present solutions off the cuff; I'm going to speak to consultants."
Going to Africa in Two Weeks to Record Yandhi
When requested concerning the whereabouts of Yandhi, Ye was fast to confess that he didn't have the right time to ship a completed product he could be happy with. "I didn't end it," he mentioned.
"I began incorporating sounds that you simply’ve by no means heard earlier than, pushing, and having ideas that folks don’t speak about. We have ideas talkin’ about physique shaming and ladies being regarded down upon for a way many individuals that they’ve slept with. It’s only a full Ye album. Those 5 albums that I dropped earlier have been like superhero rehabilitation. Now the alien Ye is totally again in mode, off of medicine, understanding, respiratory as a lot contemporary air as attainable, pondering, doing, being himself."
West detailed how he plans to journey to Africa together with his household to work on the undertaking later in October. "We're going to Africa in two weeks to document. I felt this vitality after I was in Chicago, I felt the roots. But now we have to go to what’s referred to as Africa," he mentioned. "I must go, I would like to search out out what it’s actually known as. Just seize the soil and be and prepare dinner meals — 5 meals a day so the metabolism stays up — have my children within the studio, and have the mic within the open so you possibly can hear nature whereas we’re recording."
Kanye confirmed that Yandhi is now slated to launch on Nov. 23. "So we’re going to carry out the album on what is called Black Friday, Nov. 23," says West.
The 41-year-old went on to say the transitional interval he's at present enduring whereas pulling on newfound inspiration from his children. "Lots of people say there haven't been albums nearly as good as Watch the Throne, Dark Fantasy and 808s, since that point," mentioned Kanye. "There's a variety of transitions I've gone by way of in my life. [One of them is] getting snug with transitioning from being this loopy rapper to a dad and discovering the inspiration in my daughter and seeing myself in her. She makes me see me."
He's Trying to Organize a Meeting Between Donald Trump & Colin Kaepernick on the White House
Kanye's assist of Donald Trump and his total ideas on politics have been a lightning rod for dialog in 2018. Levin frequently pressed West about his political ideologies and Yeezy maintained his message of main with love in all conditions, even with individuals we don't agree with. "Do you hand over on any person rising when they’re unrelenting?" questioned Harvey.
"We by no means hand over on anybody," says the daddy of three. "Let me make that extra optimistic. We transfer ahead, we give love, we hold going, we hold having the dialog till the dialog turns to like. I've been calling Colin [Kaepernick] this morning so I can carry Colin to the White House and we are able to take away that 'sons of bitches' assertion and we could be on the identical web page."
Levin later requested Kanye if carrying the hat represents his assist of Donald Trump. "I’m American and provides my concepts to whoever results in workplace," the Chicago native declared. "That's my stance as an American. I assist our president, backside line, irrespective of who they’re. [This hat] represents y'all can't bully me."