On the heels of his latest sartorial venture being displayed in Paris, Kanye West's new interview in Interview magazine is making the Internet rounds. In it, West explains to acclaimed filmmaker Steve McQueen (who interviews him) what that Steve Jobs comparison was all about, and what it's like to father his first child, North, with fiancee Kim Kardashian.
In 2012, West took to Twitter to introduce his new company at the time, Donda, and explained it will "pick up where Steve Jobs left off." Then in 2013, in an interview with The New York Times, West compared himself to the late Apple innovator even more bluntly:
"I think what Kanye West is going to mean is something similar to what Steve Jobs means," he said. "I am undoubtedly, you know, Steve of Internet, downtown, fashion, culture. Period. By a long jump."
In returning to that analogy, West tells McQueen:
[I] think that when I compare myself to Steve Jobs, Walt Disney, Howard Hughes, or whoever, it's because I'm trying to give people a little bit of context to the possibilities that are in front of me, as opposed to putting me in the rap category that the Grammys has put me in. In no way do I want to be the next any one of them. But I am the first me. So I only mention those other names to try to give people a little bit of context.
Undoubtedly the first and only Kanye of his kind, West also talks to McQueen about his child, 7-month-old North, and without explicitly saying her name, his love of almost two years, Kim.
MCQUEEN: What does love mean to you right now at this moment in time?
WEST: Love ... Well, if someone has got all the money in the world, they'd still want love.
MCQUEEN: But now you've got a situation in your life where you've got a daughter, which is a different kind of love -- an unconditional love that maybe you only get to have in another way with your parents. What has that experience been like so far?
WEST: I think I have to experience it for another few years to be able to give you an opinion. It's all brand new, how it feels to be a father. There are some things that I understand, certain things that I don't understand, certain things that I like to get off my chest in interviews, certain things that I want to talk about. But when we talk about love, I don't have an answer. All I can say is that I'm happy I have it.
And happy he does seem ...
For much, much more with West, head over to InterviewMagazine.com.