Kanye West rarely does interviews anymore, partly because he doesn’t enjoy being misquoted. To overcome this, Slate has produced a non-exclusive interview created almost entirely from Kanye’s tweets, twitpics, videos and other media. It’s really quite clever – you should read the full interview for context.
“Fur pillows are hard to actually sleep on,” Kanye West tells me. It’s just before noon on an overcast Sunday in late July, and West has invited me into his Manhattan apartment. Three years ago, the rapper hired an interior designer to renovate the place into a stark configuration of right angles and polished stone surfaces. But these days, West’s aesthetic has taken a turn for the maximal. “Versailles is the shit,” he says. He’s in the process, as he puts it, of “turning the crib real Kingish.” The pillows are part of the plan.