Watch Kanye West's Thoughtful Interview on the Music Industry, Emojis & Design With 'Surface' Magazine
Despite being touted as the king of controversy for his extensive rant in Sacramento over the weekend, Kanye West does what he does best and did not censor himself for his latest interview with Surface magazine. While discussing his passion for design and art, the Chicago rapper-cum-designer also discussed the power of the Internet, including his love for emojis.
“There’s a lack of people in power that are motivated by the idea of helping people. But, thanks to the internet, people who would never have made it through a corporate system, they were able to jump to positions of power in their 20s that work on ideas for the new world," said West.
West also urged people to stop handing over their power to the "uncool" and allowing others to dictate their lives. "More people need to know that they’re not f---ing cool. In today’s world, having money has allowed people who are extremely uncool to think that they’re cool and carry it like that. People who really are cool and people who really are artists and have ideas have to literally turn in their cool card to society just to make it past the age of 28."
Elsewhere in the interview, he touched on his desire to further children's education, all while comparing life to the popular '90s video game The Legend of Zelda. "People across the world just lack opportunities, period. I feel a responsibility because of my parents. They’re activists and were in the world-changing business," he said. "Any extra goodwill or good skills I’ve gained I learned from them, and take along on my Legend of Zelda role-playing path in life."
Read his full interview here.
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