Kanye West made his way to The Breakfast Club on Thursday (Feb. 19) to talk all things Kanye.
During the chat, he addressed claims by Amber Rose, who previously said that the rapper’s wife Kim Kardashian was sending him naked photos while they were together.
“She’s just soaking in the moment. Nobody’s feels compelled to [reach out to Amber Rose],” Kanye said, when asked if he wanted to contact her to tell her to stop talking about Kim. “If Kim had dated me when I first wanted to be with her, there wouldn’t be an Amber Rose.
“I wish,” he later said, regarding rumors that Kim sent naked pictures to him. “I would’ve happily, would’ve liked… by the way, it’s hard for a woman to wanna be with someone that was with Amber Rose. She wasn’t sending nothing. I had to take 30 showers before I got with Kim.”
Although the room was laughing, Kanye stopped, saying to not ask him anything further about Amber. “Don’t ask me no more. I just wanna be respectful,” he said.
Later, he addressed the criticism over Kim’s decision to pose naked in recent magazines.
“Our position of power is we not gonna accept the physique that was given to us, that was told to us that was the proper way to look,” Kanye explained. “My daughter has a chance to be shaped like my wife, so until she… between this age and the age that she’s like that, I’m gonna fight for that shape to be considered the highest of class, or at least, equal to what someone looks at for a skinny model for.
“It’s important for [Kim] to stand up, I think, in all of her glory and her power. Her power is in her body, in her nudity, her power is in her mind, in her family… but the power’s in her body. She’s gonna create a legacy.”
“I didn’t want them to be limited, actually,” he said. “That’s something that the company did. I really wanted as many people to get ’em as possible. I didn’t want the price to be $350. I don’t wanna play this sneaker culture game, and all this, so they be re-selling them for higher prices. I just want people to just have what I make. Ain’t no limited release of The College Dropout, you know? Or limited release of Graduation. I think in clothing, right now, there’s a real separatism… $5,000 sweatshirts and all that. Everybody spending that money to try to show up in the club, like … we need to spend that money on our families. My point, what I’m doing in clothing, is I’m going and taking the talent.
“I do have control…” he said, when questioned whether he had say-so in his products with Adidas. “At least, I can do something. Any relationship, starting out, you not gonna have all the control. With a marriage, usually the first year of any situation is the toughest. Then, when you communicate, it gets better.”
“This is a proposition to where I think shoes will go. I think the color palettes… the red over here, the 30 different colorways, and the ‘Black History Month’ version and all that. I think that’s gonna be outta there in the future. This is for me, saying humbly, I’m the most influential person in footwear.”