Swift talks to Vanity Fair about how Jay-Z helped her heal the relationship with West.
I feel like I wasn’t ready to be friends with [West] until I felt like he had some sort of respect for me, and he wasn’t ready to be friends with me until he had some sort of respect for me—so it was the same issue, and we both reached the same place at the same time,” Swift says. “I became friends with Jay Z, and I think it was important, for Jay Z, for Kanye and I to get along. . . . And then Kanye and I both reached a place where he would say really nice things about my music and what I’ve accomplished, and I could ask him how his kid’s doing.
T Magazine interviews West about his Yeezy apparel brand.
It’s literally like I know this is really harsh, but it’s like Before Yeezy and After Yeezy. This is the new Rome! On tour I would scream Look at this mountain I just made! You don’t think I can make a T-shirt? Look at everyone in the audience we’re selling $300,000 worth of T-shirts every night!
West breaks down during an interview with BBC Radio 1 host Lowe while discussing late fashion design professor Louise Wilson.
[She was] the baddest professor of all time of any fashion school, ever. I didn’t know we were going to lose her.
West cries into his hands and walks out of interview for a few moments.
That’s never happened to me in an interview before.
Cutrone calls West a ‘joke as a designer’, referring to West’s Adidas shoe line.
I’m not into his fashion thing. I think he’s fine as a rapper. I think he’s a joke as a fashion designer. I mean, it’s not, he’s not legit. Have you seen the product? Didn’t he have his own line in London, which was a disaster that he spent $10 million to do, that no one wore? I just think that you should stay focused at what you’re good at. Just because you’re a good rapper doesn’t mean you’re going to be a good fashion designer.
West discusses his Adidas Originals Collection and how he and Kim Kardashian were shunned by people in the fashion industry.
I just think I have a vision of something that I want to do. But God has a special way to teach people through life. I guess I got a little more credit for my second collection than my first, for whatever that is worth. But soon as we started dating, fashion people were really opposed to the idea of reality stars. And all the relationships, the somewhat friends that I had somewhat built up, completely turned their backs on her and me. They already had their back to her, and now they turned it to me. The so-called traction that I was getting in the high-fashion world was completely thrown out the window and I was finally allowed to go to school, where every day I was in my mom [Kris Jenner]’s house, in my little brother’s old room, Rob’s old room, re-tailoring a Céline skirt, re-tailoring a Saint Laurent jacket, re-tailoring a Zara top, re-tailoring Wolford … And day by day by day, [Kim and I] learned, we got better. We looked at the photographs together and she improved my style, we improved each other.
Seacrest interviews West during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about his shoe collaboration with Adidas Yeezy 750 Boost. Retailing at $350 dollars, Kanye promises there will be no violence due to under stocking of his shoes.
I just want people to be safe and patient. I know you can run up on this 14-year-old kid and take his Yeezys, but just be patient because we’ll make more Yeezys. Eventually, everybody who wants to get Yeezys will get Yeezys. Adidas has promised me that because there’s so many kids that wanted them, but couldn’t get them. And I talked to the heads at Adidas and they said, ‘We can make them’… Like when I was growing up, kids wanted Jordans. Kids got killed for Jordans. Now that I’m in a position, I’m going to make sure everyone gets Yeezys.
Seacrest interviews West during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about the Grammy controversy when he ran on stage during Beck’s acceptance speech for album of the year.
Well first of all, Beck is one of the nicest guys and one of the most respected musicians in the game. So, there’s nothing that I will want to do as a fellow musician to disrespect him in any way. And the weird thing is like, and I don’t feel like I have the right to take away from people’s moments, but the reality of it is and case in point by who came up to me right afterwards is it’s almost like a chiropractor. You know, you just get a little crook out like, Wow, this crook has been there! It’s just a little jolt of truth, right? And then you know, everyone feels better after the fact, or everyone is way more famous after the fact, or everyone sells way more albums after the fact, and then Kanye just goes on being an a**hole to everyone.
Horowitz, West and Stoute discuss creative platforms
Seacrest interviews West during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about his engagement to Kim Kardashian.
The ring was 4-hours-old from when I put it on her finger. I had to pick it up in L.A. (before). I was working on it for awhile. I was working on it with four different jewelers. I just put it in my bag.
In an interview with Lauer on The Today Show, West apologizes to Bush for saying he doesn’t care about black people
I would tell George Bush in my moment of frustration, I didn’t have the grounds to call him a racist. I believe that in a situation of high emotion like that we as human beings don’t always choose the right words.