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4 Epic Rants From Kanye West’s Recent Interview Magazine Interview

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In the February issue of Interview magazine, Kanye West says he creates ‘sonic paintings’ that have helped cultivate his image. For heaven’s sake, Yeezy just wants to create.

Check out 4 (lengthy) epic quotes from West’s interview with Interview magazine.

ON BEING AN ARTIST:

1. “I’m a trained fine artist. I went to art school from the time I was 5 years old. I was, like, a prodigy out of Chicago. I want to be able to have a thought or an idea and bring it into reality. I’d been in national competitions from the age of 14. I got three scholarships to art schools … and I went to the American Academy of Art. So the joke that I’ve actually played on everyone is that the entire time, I’ve actually just been a fine artist. I just make sonic paintings, and these sonic paintings have led me to become whatever people think of when you say ‘Kanye West …”

ON THE SUCCESS OF WATCH THE THRONE INSPIRING HIM:

2. “I want the power to create what is in my mind. That’s my dream. I want to be able to have a thought or an idea and bring it into reality.”

ON HAVING A HARD TIME TO GET BIG WIGS TO SUPPORT HIS INVENTIONS:

3. “I met with 30 billionaires, 30 companies, and basically everyone said, “F— you.” If I want to design a product, or if I think of a new way for us to view films, then I want to be able to do it. And what happened was that when we made ‘Watch the Throne,’ it was such an accomplishment, and I had a bit of money in my account, so I just started chasing other dreams. I did two fashion shows in one year — at one of them, I had go-karts that people could ride. I also shot a film in ‘surround vision,’ where I had seven screens — three in front of the audience, one above, one below, one to the left, one to the right. This is after designing ‘Watch the Throne’ — and I was putting my money towards it. I put the amount of free income that I could put into it, which went into the millions.”

ON HIS “CELEBRITY “VOICE”:

4. “As a celebrity. I have an opportunity to make a living at being the spokesperson for the third or fourth rendition of a thought — promoting something that has already been proven. The problem is that I like to be the inventor — I’m the person who works on the concept, who invents new thoughts, who brings new ideas into the universe. I’m not the guy who works on selling the idea — I’m not Vanna White for the new Hyundai. I am the guy who works on the concept for the car. Too many people are scared. But it is my job to go up every night and talk about this kind of s—. It is actually my job. I’m like a broadcaster for futurism, for dreamers, for people who believe in themselves.”

Images via Interview magazine

Interview Magazine Parties At New Restaurant Monarch With Models and Leo

Because where there are supermodels, there you’ll find Mr. DiCaprio!

Last night Interview Magazine hosted a party at the soon to be opened restaurant Monarch in West Chelsea to celebrate their Model Issue. All the top models showed up including: Naomi Campbell, Amber Valetta, Karlie Kloss, Chanel Iman, Doutzen Kroes, Lindsay Ellingston, Joan Smalls, Toni Garn, Julie Henderson, Liu Wen and more.

Other guests included: Host Fabien Baron and Karl Templer, A$AP Rocky, Tyson Beckford, Constance Jablonski, Joan Smalls, Lindsay Ellingson, Doutzen Kroes, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Toni Garrn, Jourdan Dunn, Cameron Russell, Paris Hilton and beau River Viiperi, Toby Maguire, Laverne Cox, Alexandra Richards, Theodora Richards, Charlotte Free, Gryphon O’Shea, Peaches Geldof, Jacquelyn Jablonski, Julia Restoin Roitfeld, Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, Julie Henderson, Oliver Theyskens, Sigail Currie, Magdalena Frackowiak, Cory Kennedy, Daphne Guinness,Todd DiCiurio, Noah Mills, Harry Brant, Peter Brant Jr., Tabitha Simmons, Craig McDean, Vladimir Doronin and Derek Blasberg.

Editorial Director Fabien Baron and Creative Director Karl Templer hosted a celebration of Interview Magazine’s September Issue at Monarch in West Chelsea Tuesday evening. The fete drew boldface names in fashion and a slew of models and film industry insiders. Guests enjoyed a performance by MS MR and DJ sets from Twin Shadow and Elle Dee.

Interview’s September issue is a portfolio of the women who are paragons of beauty— the icons, the individualists, the insurgents, the all-time all-stars, and the supreme beings of the fashion zeitgeist. Dedicated to the art and business of modeling, the issue boasts SEVEN different covers, each featuring an iconic supermodel—Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Amber Valletta, Linda Evangelista, Stephanie Seymour, Daria Werbowy and Christie Turlington. Inside the issue are over 65 of the world’s top models shot by the best fashion photographers in the industry.

Leo looks like he is trying to escape before he gets photographed. Too late buddy!

Lenny Kravitz Goes Shirtless For Interview magazine (PHOTOS)

Lenny Kravitz gets interviewed for Interview magazine by R&B singer, producer, and longtime friend Raphael Saadiq. Can I just say one thing before the highlights?

Thank Gawd for Lenny Kravitz. That is all.

Onto the main event…the highlights…

ON THE HUNGER GAMES:

“You know, the film definitely represents these times—from government on down to reality television. It’s interesting that we’re living in these times. Really, when you go back to being in junior high school and reading George Orwell’s ’1984,’ you’re, like, ‘Man, here were are…’ Our characters have changed, our sensibilities. We’re definitely morphing into something different.”

ON THE CREATIVE PROCESS FOR HIS NEW ALBUM BLACK AND WHITE AMERICA:

”Well, I had put myself in a place where I could be isolated, which was really important for me. My mother’s side of the family is from the Bahamas, and I spent time there on and off when I was growing up. It’s the place where I feel at peace. So I built a studio on the beach, which I’ve been wanting to do for years, and just holed up there for a while, which is how the record came about.”

You can go swoon some more with the words from Lenny. The entire interview awaits you here.

Katy Perry’s Interview magazine cover: Fug or Fabulously Fierce?


Katy Perry covers Interview magazine for March 2012 issue.

Let me just say this…normal works for Katy Perry. The super duper normally Rainbow-Brite infested singer covers the March 2012 issue of Interview magazine and we say, “got damn!”

Sure Katy normally is an out of the box ensemble assembler, but this Amy Winehouse-esque makeup and hair ratting job is fabulous!

Via the magazine’s website, they show off the cover and a sneak peek into the interview. They write, “If you haven’t already heard, Katy Perry is our March covergirl. We’re pretty excited (!), especially as she’s interviewed by one of our favorite comedians, Kristen Wiig. Above is a sneak peek of Katy’s cover, shot by Mikael Jansson and styled by Karl Templer. More to come later in the week…”

The issue will hit newsstands on March 1st!

What do you think? Is Katy smouldering or too damn made up?