Kanye West Yeezus Tour Merch

A Kanye West interview used to be a rare treat — his chat with The New York Times earlier this year was his first major sitdown in five years — but this Yeezus promotional cycle has spurred on not only a revival of Kanye as a touring artist but Kanye as an artist who talks to the press (Kris Jenner, Zane Lowe, and Jimmy Kimmel included). And as with the Yeezus tour, Kanye has been using his interviews to go big. Also like the new touring production, Kanye’s latest interview involves Jesus. He sat down with San Francisco radio station 99.7 NOW on Monday — just before proposing to Kim Kardashian, apparently — to discuss God, fashion design, and other subjects allegedly related to saving the world. Revealing a failed collaboration with the Gap, Kanye says:

“I went to the Gap and I said ’Lemme try to do something’ and I couldn’t get past the politics. And I’m like ’I’m telling you, I got it. I know it. I can do it. Gimme a shot.’ Our first night [on the Yeezus Tour] we sold $83,000 in tour merch. Imagine if you take these thoughts and connect it with a corporation like the Gap.”

Watch the whole interview in multiple parts below.


(via Radio.com)

Yeezus is out now via Def Jam/Roc-A-Fella, maybe you’ve heard?

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  2. I bet the Gap was still a little pissed about the last time they worked with Kanye…

    Let’s go back, back to the Gap
    Look at my check, wasn’t no scratch
    So if I stole, wasn’t my fault
    Yeah I stole, never got caught.

  3. Kanye claims to sell $83,000 in merch, but can’t get his tour started past the first date, much less hit the stage on time. At least he was still able to continue to promote himself and get engaged.

    Quite possibly the biggest bag of hot air in an industry ripe with blow hards.

  4. I’m going to the show in Dallas — hopefully the entire thing doesn’t implode by then. I haven’t bought a concert T-shirt in YEARS, but I’m looking at that picture thinking, hmmm, which one could I actually pull off wearing without being stabbed …

    I’ve seen Kanye live twice and both were incredible — I have no doubt this will be quite the spectacle. And Kendrick opening as a bonus? I’ll take it!

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