Kanye Talks IKEA, Adidas, & Why Kim Won’t Cook Him Greens On Annie Mac
Kanye West has a lot of thoughts about a lot of things, and in a new interview with Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1, he expounds upon some of them. West, like many recent college graduates around the world, is a big fan of IKEA, and he wants to work with them:
I have to work with IKEA — make furniture for interior design, for architecture and I know that if I do a minimalist apartment inside of a college dorm where the TV goes on the side of the wall… Yo IKEA, allow Kanye to create, allow him to make this thing because you know what, I want a bed that he makes, I want a chair that he makes — I want more products from Ye.
On the subject of brand collaborations, Kanye recently announced an “unprecedented new alliance” with Adidas. And while Yeezy Boosts are still insanely expensive, he’s looking to partner with Adidas on a new line of shoes that are actually affordable:
I’m going to Adidas and I’m like Adidas, I know you’ve never made a shoe under 50$ but we have to make a shoe that costs $30 and I’m gonna be the coolest shoe of all. To me, this thing I’m saying is the thing I’m most excited about of anything I’ve ever done. To be able to take all of what I’ve learnt from the best designers and making collections with fashion people ripping me up alive and dissing me saying don’t quit your day job and all that, to be able to get to the point of being able to make something that everyone can touch and have that visibility.
But that doesn’t mean that everything’s coming up Kanye. You see, Kim still won’t cook him greens:
When my wife cooks for me I will always ask for greens and she never wants to cook the greens because they take three hours to cook.
And lest we forget amidst all of the 2016 election craziness, Kanye’s still running for president in 2020. Why?
We are numb, we’re numb to 500 kids getting killed in Chicago a year, we’re numb to the fact that it was seven police shootings in the beginning of July … we’re numb to places on the earth that we don’t live – like our life is okay but it’s okay for other people’s lives to not be okay. When I talk about the idea of being president, I’m not saying I have any political views, I don’t have views on politics, I just have a view on humanity, on people, on the truth. If there is anything that I can do with my time and my day, to somehow make a difference while I’m alive I’m going to try to do it.
The full interview will air Monday night on BBC Radio 1.