Jenny Lewis Anonymously Participates In Kanye’s 808’s Focus Group

Amrit Singh | September 17, 2008 - 2:27 pm

It’s true, Kanye’s made the entire internet into a workshop for his new material. But he’s still getting feedback the old fashioned way, approaching strangers in airports, armed with headphones and an iPod, asking for opinions on his unreleased tracks. At least according to Jenny Lewis, who tells

We missed our flight and had to wait a couple of hours in the lounge. I noticed Kanye West was waiting for the same flight. He looked over and said, ‘Excuse me, would you mind listening to my new track?’ And so he put his headphones on my head and I listened to two of his new songs. He had no idea who I was. I guess he was doing research.

Best part of that story: Now we know what Kanye believes his core demo looks like. Anyway, sorry he’s not a big Rilo fan, Jenny. But at least he didn’t ask if you were “a real redhead.”