He rose above Charlemagne’s baitingEarly in the interview, Charlemagne, who has butted heads with Ye in the past, said outright, “I don’t like the Autotune when you sing.” It was the first of several openings where we would generally expect a quick takedown, but Kanye rose above. “I don’t like Autotune either, but I need it,” the rapper offered.
Just a few minutes later, Charlemagne said of Yeezy’s new adidas shoe, “It looked like a Papier-mâché project.” And again, he just let it slide right off him.
He Didn’t Insult AnyoneBesides Amber Rose, Ye didn’t lash out or throw much shade at all during the whole interview, an impressive feat considering he’s got a few people gunning for him a his current peak.
There Wasn’t A Rant In SightEven in the midst of what is likely the most impactful month of his entire career, Ye didn’t rant about his importance, give shine to any haters, or even complain about being blackballed. He’s come a long way.
He Refused To Speak On Rumors
When rumored comments from fashion icon Anna Wintour about his daughter North West being brought to his recent fashion were brought up, Kanye took the high road: “Yeah, I can’t speak on alleged comments.”
He Owned His MistakesFrom apologizing for mumbling—”I’m not that clear a speaker, I had this car accident, ever since then I been a mumble-mouth”—to owning his Grammy blunder, Ye has never shied away from his gaffes, but never before has he seemed so willing to fess up about being wrong.
He Dished Out Compliments & CreditFrom boosting Drake up as an inspiration for his current music to endlessly flattering Kim Kardashian, Ye is known commonly as an attention-whore, but this latest interview showed he’s not always a ball-hog and can be one of the best cheerleaders in the industry.