Kanye West is on a roll this week. Newly engaged to Kim Kardashian, His Yeezus tour has begun, and the whole time he continues dropping gems of “kanye-isms” everywhere he goes.
West was recently interviewed by Wild 94.9’s The JV Show, and touched on a few hot button topics, including Classism and how he feels it has completely replaced racism in this day and age:
“But really what I didn’t know and I didn’t really understand this term until a couple of years ago, is it wasn’t about race, ,” West said. “It’s about class. And it was a classist move that even when you get invited to certain dinner parties, or even when you’re in certain magazines, it’s still like a Dinner With Schmucks situation. Are they inviting you to be a part of what you’re doing or are they inviting you to laugh at your teeth? And ask you a million questions like, ‘Oh, those are cool teeth. What’s that?’ And then also—and then we have our thing that every time we do it. We give ‘em the ‘White Voice.’ So, it goes both ways.”
“We’re right now in a crash of the classists,” the Chicago rapper said. “Because America being the newest country and especially out here in San Francisco where people can ‘bam,’ just become a billionaire off an idea…The shift is gonna change and I think I’m one of the people at the forefront because I had to fight to get into fashion shows eight years ago.”
Full interview below: