Guess what? Kanye West might be getting into the toy-making industry because (no surprise here) he’s not happy with the lack of sophistication in children’s toys these days.
Dead serious, the rapper spoke with Clique TV during Paris Fashion Week and opened up about a wide range of topics — from North West to racism to his upcoming honorary doctorate degree — touching on children’s toys and why they need to be better.
“My daughter learned how to swipe before she learned how to read,” he revealed before going on to explain how he hopes children of the future will to be more advanced than today’s kids. “I want to see before I pass 5-year-olds being ten times the level of current human 5-year-olds right now but removing all the separatist concepts.”
West also admits both he and little Nori (because a 1-year-old can express such things) are sufficiently unimpressed with children’s toys, saying, “I gave my daughter these toys and I was complaining about some of the toys that my daughter had and I was saying these toys don’t have enough quality, soul, life, energy in them. Then Vanessa Beecroft bought her these wolves that were very life-like and when my daughter saw them she started screaming and running around and was the happiest I’d ever seen her.”
He then continued with the wolf story, going into a lengthy monologue about society and happiness and how people lose the feeling of seeing the wolves for the first time because there is so much pressure in life.
This eventually led to a conversation in which ‘Ye compared himself to some of the most influential classical music artists of all time. He says this isn’t him being an “egomaniac” because he’s been gifted with this talent his whole life. And if that isn’t enough evidence for you, he also reveals that he’s actually receiving an honorary doctorate degree from the Art Institute of Chicago in May.
So take that, haters.
Watch Dr. Yeezy’s full (very lengthy) interview in the video above.