Kanye West doesn’t shrink from controversy. He’s like a walking ad for no self restraint, then complains about restraining himself. In Paper magazine, he did an as told to editorial. You can read the whole thing. But this part was kind of interesting. He says “We have to compromise what we say in lyrics so we don’t lose money on a contract.” Really? The guy will not shut up. Sometimes what he says he has merit. But compromise? Someone get the Ritalin.
“I heard a comment — a joke — about the Tidal press conference being an Illuminati moment. If there was actually an Illuminati, it would be more like the energy companies. Not celebrities that gave their life to music and who are pinpointed as decoys for people who really run the world. I’m tired of people pinpointing musicians as the Illuminati. That’s ridiculous. We don’t run anything; we’re celebrities. We’re the face of brands. We have to compromise what we say in lyrics so we don’t lose money on a contract. Madonna is in her 50s and gave everything she had to go up on an award show and get choked by her cape. She’s judged for who she adopts. Fuck all of this sensationalism. We gave you our lives. We gave you our hearts. We gave you our opinions!”