Aziz Ansari Ranks Kanye West's Albums for Vogue's '73 Questions'
Aziz Ansari is the latest guest on Vogue’s recurring “73 Questions” segment, filmed the night before he hopped on a plane to New York to attend Monday night’s (May 1) Met Gala.
As for who his ideal plus-four would be to the event, Ansari said he’d like to take along all four original members of Boyz II Men and asks editor-in-chief Anna Wintour to sit him next to the trays of pigs in a blanket.
Throughout the eight-minute video, Ansari says Questlove is his favorite DJ, Beyoncé would be the person he’d like to meet again for the first time, and “American Pie” is the song he wishes people would stop singing at karaoke.
Around the five-minute mark, the questions focus on Ansari’s favorite subject: Kanye West. When asked about his favorite memory of West, the comedian gave a version of an anecdote from his popular Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening comedy album: “The time I walked into his house and he was listening to 808s and Heartbreak and I was like, ‘You’re listening to your own music?’ and he was like ‘Yeah, these beats are dope,’” Ansari recalls.
He then ranked the rapper’s albums from best to worst, with Watch the Throne and My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy tied for the No. 1 spot.
“Then, I’m gonna go with Yeezus and Life of Pablo, then Graduation, then College Dropout, then Late Registration.” He makes a face, then adds, “God, that’s so hard.” (So hard that he neglected to include 808s and Heartbreak -- now we'll never know where it ranks!)
Watch the whole clip below: