In a rare moment of concession, Kanye West admits that he doesn't think he's the King of Rap right now. Drake is, he tells GQ's Zach Baron in a Q&A so filled with perfect Kanye-isms that it can barely be broken down (although here we are, trying): "Yeah. He got last summer. And I'd never given it up till last summer ... It's a real question for me. Do I want to?" And while you should probably read the entire thing, here are some of the important things to know:
His next album might come out in September, and he already has the lead single:
I don't know, man. I hope I can get one of these songs out in the next couple of weeks, just to have something up and running. But I think most likely September. I go back and forth. Like, should it be September or should it be October? Should it be November? When Beyoncé was working on her last album, she took a while. I was thinking it could somehow come out in June, like Yeezus, and just kill it for the summer. But then I'm like, I have to work on Adidas and be with my child.
[GQ reads excerpt about the gold toilet]
For the person that wrote that, were they involved with anything last year that was as culturally significant as the Yeezus tour or that album? They didn't even talk there about the photographs, or the dress, or Andrea Bocelli singing, or the marble tables. They're like: "It's a gold toilet." No. The bathrooms — that usually would be a porta-potty — were wrapped in a fabric that was neutral to match the fort. The bar was terrible, and the wedding planner didn't approve it with me. I was having issues with this wedding planner the entire time on approvals, and I get there and they threw some weird plastic bar there. So the same materials that were used to cover the bathroom, we said, "Let's just use that, because this is all we have to make the bar look better." Which it did, in the end. And anyone knows that you cannot pick up tools yourself, because of — what are those rules about the workers?
(He meant unions.) Then he basically confirms that his toast was 45 minutes long, and involved some Kanye Mad-Libs about Carine Roitfeld and Tumblr and Walt Disney.
He sees Kim Kardashian as his "dinosaur."
Like they said in Step Brothers: Never lose your dinosaur. This is the ultimate example of a person never losing his dinosaur. Meaning that even as I grew in cultural awareness and respect and was put higher in the class system in some way for being this musician, I never lost my dinosaur. Kim is this girl who fucking turns me on. I love her. This is who I want to be next to and be around ... You mean to tell me that this girl with this fucking body and this face is also into style, and she's a nice person, and she has her own money and is family-oriented? That's just as cool as a fucking fighter jet or dinosaur! And just as rarely seen.