"People could take pictures, people could climb over your fence, and you wouldn't even get paid for it. You see all these checks that you getting at age 6 because people are taking your picture? a I made that happen, Nori. That's what I'm going to tell her." Elsewhere in the interview, West talks fashion, creativity, God, the media and, somewhat cryptically, the infamous Taylor Swift incident at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. "To be a visionary, all you have to do is make decisions based off of your eyes instead of your ears and your memory," he said. "So at the moment of the MTV awards, I made that decision based off of my eyes.
"She's in a powerful enough situation that she could love me without asking for money, which is really hard for me to find." West decided to get candid about Kardashian helping him deal with the loss of his mother on the Kris Jenner show last month. Jenner, the 57-year-old talk show host and mother to Kardashian, welcomed the rapper on the finale of her six week talk show pilot. After West's mother, Donda West, passed away in 2007 during a cosmetic surgical procedure, he has spoken very little about his grieving process.However, the rapper opened up to Jenner about how her daughter and their new baby girl North West was changing his outlook on things. "After I lost my mother, there were times I source felt like I would put my life at risk," West revealed on Jenner's talk show. "I felt like sometimes I didn't have something to live for, and now I have two really special people to live for, a whole family to live for, a whole world to live for." Like us on Facebook Kardashian expressed her love for West in an Instagram message complete with a collage of pictures of the couple last June.
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"I'm not trying to regurgitate myself," he said. "I showed people that I understand how to make perfect. You know, [My Twisted] Dark Fantasy could be considered to be perfect. I know how to make perfect, but that's not what I'm here to do. I'm here to crack the pavement and make new grounds sonically...and culturally." PHOTOS: Kim and Kanye, the perfect match He added: "We culture.
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You see all these checks that you getting at age 6 because people are taking your picture? You don't have to worry about a thing ever again just because people wanted to take your picture. And I made that happen, Nori. That's what I'm gonna tell her." Still, West's love for Kardashian makes it all worth it. "I could have people saying, 'This is going to damage your credibility as an artist or as a designer, and I say, 'I don't care.
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Well Kanye reveals that he created the... leather joggings. 'We were giving designs to Fendi over and over, and getting our designs knocked down!' Kanye says, 'We brought the leather jogging pants six years ago to Fendi and they said nohow many mother f****** you done seen with a leather jogging pant?! These were then seen on the runways at Saint Laurent, Balmain and Alexander Wang. He's like the Isaac Newton of fashion. Hedi Slimane also got burned by Kanye as he said: 'So when I see Hedi Slimane and it's all like this is my take on the world.
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We are culture. Rap is the new rock and roll. We are the rockstars. Its been like that for a minute, Hedi Slimane. Its been like that for a minute. We the biggest rockstars, and Im the biggest of all of them. Just so were all clear, the most prominent civil rights movement this country has ever seen saw people hosed, beaten to within an inch of their life by the police, lynched and systematically separated from any chance at a decent life because of the color of their skin, and Kanye West just equated that with fashion designers in Rome not liking his idea for leather jogging pants.
"Rap is the new rock 'n' roll," he declares. "We the rock stars... we the real rock stars and I'm the biggest of all of them. "I'm the No. 1 rock star on the planet." West, whose latest album, "Yeezus", has received critical acclaim, also reveals his struggles with getting into fashion design and how frustrating it is.
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"He came in and goes, 'There are not a lot of artists I believe in more than you right now,'" Miley told the mag (which also features her naked on the cover ). "The whole room went quiet. I was like, 'Yocan you say that again?!' I just kept repeating that over and over in my mind, and it made me not nervous." WATCH: Miley Cyrus in Mike Will Made It's "23"video Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images And just like most everybody who watched, Kanye apparently couldn't get Miley's not-at-all-nervous-looking performance out of his head, either. Pretty much right after the VMAs, Miley joined him in the studio to cut the remix of the rapper's "Black Skinhead," off of his latest album,Yeezus. And then, she said, he texted her the next day, "'I still can't stop thinking about your performance.'" She also said that Kanye bought her five pairs of fur Celine slippers after she mentioned that her old pair was falling apart, so...sounds like Miley's got herself a friend!