Kanye West is still at his Kanye Best on his promotional tour for Yeezus.
He just did a Power 106 Big Boy’s Neighborhood interview in which he said of the engagement, “I gotta apologize to the race of males for turning it up so much… [I] was nervous a little bit… about everything being on cue… They didn’t have the lights exactly how I wanted them to be.”
He continues, there were THREE ring choices, “[I] worked with four different jewelers to get that ring right… Three rings were made and only one actually hit the finger… I actually changed the ring the night before. That ring was less than four hours old when I gave it to her.”
Adding, not actually crazy at all, “I wanted to marry that girl from the first time I saw her. I just had to wait through a bunch of relationships to finally get my chance. It’s just patience. You know with certain things, you’re like, ‘Yo, this is what’s right for me, and this is what I should be doing.’”
And he’s also done an interview with On Air With Ryan Seacrest, talking about how his fiancee deserves more shine for just existing.
“There’s no way Kim Kardashian shouldn’t be on the cover of Vogue. She’s like the most intriguing woman right now. She’s got Barbara Walters calling her like everyday,” he said.
“And collectively, we’re the most influential with clothing. No one is looking at what [Barack Obama] is wearing. Michelle Obama cannot Instagram a [bikini] pic like what my girl Instagrammed the other day.”
He adds, “[Former French Vogue editor] Carine Roitfeld supports my girl. That’s a breakthrough,” he explained. “There’s a wall of classism that we are breaking through.”
He also told Ryan Seacrest, he was nervous about the proposal, ”I was nervous. I was talking to her cousin. I was like, ‘I don’t know, what do you think she’s going to say?’ I’m not arrogant about love and feelings at all. I’m confident in the work I put so much work in to but this is someone else’s feelings. You never know what someone else may feel at the time.”
He added, “I just knew I wanted her to be my girl for a long time. I remember I saw a picture of her and Paris Hilton, and I remember telling my boy, ‘Have you seen that girl, Kim Kar-dijon?’” (He’s talking about these old photos).
Kanye also insists, Kris Jenner was the only family member who knew about the proposal. ”Everybody that came in just thought it was a surprise party…As soon [Kim] heard the [Lana Del Ray] song playing, she just figured I was going to have Lana sing and we were going to have dinner. Because at a certain point she just knows I’m going to do something turnt up,” he recalled. “So she was expecting something awesome. The guy who organized it was talking about this romantic lighting and I was like, ‘Enough already! We’re at a baseball field. It has to be fully lit!’ That was one of the things that was making me really mad. I was like, ‘Let me do it like how I would do it.’”
He adds, it’s HIS wedding, ”I want to pick who is going to be in charge,” he said. “I’d like to get the people who do the Chanel shows.”
And here are some other words he said… because I don’t even know… “When you say stuff like, ‘I’m a creative genius’, everyone looks at you like you’re crazy. So I’m like, ‘Okay, I’m about to turn up. I’m going to turn up on this engagement. I’m going to turn up on this show. I’m going to turn up on this merch we just did with this pop up store on Melrose.’ I just had to turn up completely because I’ve been trying to create outside of the box of being a musician… And I’ve talked to people who would have the power to allow me to go to the next level and they just look at you like you’re crazy or they just try to put you in like a music box, and at what point do you see something and say, ‘Yo, he really might be like Walt Disney. He really might be that creative and not just a rapper.’”
ED’s NOTE: This is the single most spectacular, hilarious interview I’ve read in over five years of writing this site.