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Kanye West On Rihanna: The Art Of The Celebrity Interview

by | 1st, December 2010

KANYE West is interviewing Rihanna for Interview magazine. It’s hideous stuff that, as with all bad journalism, reveals more about the hack than the subject. Maureen O’Connor says its like “a Jack Russell terrier burying its face in your crotch and humping”. It is. But it’s more like Jonathan Ross, Jay Leno, Michael Parkinson or any other celebrity interviewer whose only interest is thin themselves. The highlights are here:

ON Location:

RIHANNA: Hey. How are you?
WEST: I’m good. I’m just out here in this retarded-ass studio- Peter Gabriel’s studio.
RIHANNA: Where? In London?
WEST: Yeah. Like two hours out.
RIHANNA: That’s dope.

No. That’s Box in Wiltshire. Turns off the M4 at Junction 17.

ON Fashion:

WEST: So what inspired you to have that pink tank on your last tour? That was amazing, when you were sitting on top of the army tank.
RIHANNA: I love to combine femininity with a kind of extreme masculine edge, and I felt like the tank is just not a typical thing that you think of when you think of a girl-or in any kind of relation to a girl.

Unless you’ve read Tank Girl.

WEST: I mean, people really need to see a photograph-the entire tank was pink. That was a great piece of commercial pop art. Was the idea of that to kind of portray an American Dream- like the fantasy of this hot black girl sitting on top of a pink tank?
RIHANNA: [laughs] I never actually thought of it like that.

Good for you.

ON Men:

WEST: How does it feel to know that you could have any man in the world? Or woman. How does it feel to know that you can turn straight women gay?
RIHANNA: Is that a real question?
WEST: Yeah.
RIHANNA: Well . . . Thank you. I don’t know how to feel about that. [laughs] I guess that’s flattering.
WEST: But just to have that level of power. How do you deal with it? No one woman should have that much power.



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