Following the final stop of his “Yeezus Tour,” Kanye West stopped by Late Night with Sether Meyers for a 10-minute interview, in which he discussed everything from touring to music to fatherhood.
Below are a few highlights (via Rap-Up.com):
On his tour: “I thought it went really good. It’s kinda sad when it’s over ’cause you put so much into it and so many people are really excited to see it. It’s fun to be able to express something that you created.”
Wearing masks onstage: “The mask is great. It’s freeing. A place where you can express yourself to your audience, to everyone, without being judged having to live up to whatever your name is supposed to represent. Just to feel like a new artist again. That’s the reason I perform most of the show in a mask.”
On his musical gift: “I give you paintings, sonic paintings. I have synesthesia like I can see sound in front of me. When I wanna do fashion, I just want to give you sculptures. So it’s like Michelangelo, the church wanted him to paint and he wanted to do sculptures. The difficult thing for me that everyone doesn’t understand is, I just want to be able to use marble and make sculptures. But due to the fact that I’m a celebrity and all these different things, they’re like, no you can’t do this, you have to do this kind of line.”
On fatherhood: “I think artistic, intellectual kid-friendly songs. Meaning like, you go to Europe, it’s nudity on TV. So it’s all in the way you raise and have an understanding and appreciation for what you’re looking at and what you’re hearing and why you’re hearing it.”
After his interview, Kanye performed a five-minute medley of his hits including “Jesus Walks,” “Touch the Sky,” “Stronger,” “Heartless,” “All of the Lights,” “Mercy,” and “Black Skinhead.”