Hip Hop Artist Kanye West recently sat down for a one on one interview with BBC’s Zane Lowe. The 43 minute dialogue between the two, shows Kanye in a different light than what the general public has grown used to.
The ranting Mr. West, seems to have been replaced with a calm and collective individual. Kanye sat down with Lowe and talked about his forthcoming album, his view on the Grammys, and how he switches from nice Kanye to “ day one ye,” but a pivotal point in the interview happened to be when Kanye expressed that he felt “Exclusivity is the new N-Word”
Kanye said “I want to apologize to everyone right now because I believe Season 1 might still be in that upper price point and there’s still the word ‘exclusivity’ being thrown around. Exclusivity is the new n-word. Nothing should be exclusive. Everyone should have the opportunity to drink from the same fountain.”
Kanye has been trying to successfully break into the fashion industry for over a year now. Through failed attempts, he lost millions trying to do it by his self.
Though the rapper has helped to create two pairs of successful sneakers, Yeezy’s 1 and 2 with Nike, The partnership went sour. Now that Kanye has launched a pair of sneakers, Yeezy 750 Boost with Adidas, he’s hoping that it helps him to in the future, make affordable clothing for the masses. “It was a futile argument for me to say hey everyone get behind me so I can make another $5,000 jacket that you can’t afford.”
Kanye went on to say,
“The idea of new exclusivity is the new colored people fountain concept in saying we’re gonna overcharge sneaker culture guys to drink at the right fountain. We have to reboot our mentality period of a generation…”
Catch the interview below.