In an interview today (Nov. 25) with Washington, D.C.’s 95.5 WPGC (a Radio.com station), Kanye West discussed how the Kardashians are expanding the definition of family and how Drake is changing the hip-hop game by not using the b-word.
The conversation started with Kanye responding to recent comments he had made in a recent interview about President Obama. In that interview, Kanye said Obama calling him a jackass represented “how the world felt” at the time, but also said, “I don’t care if somebody’s the President or not. I care about thoughts and how you helpin’ people and what you bring to the world. My music brings joy to people. What I create brings joy to people. And I’m about people.”
While in Obama’s town, though, Kanye took an even more lighthearted approach: “[Barack and I] could go to dinner. It’s all good. At the end of the day, even for the President, it’s for entertainment value. If he’s talking about my girl or he’s talking about me, he’s just trying to lighten the mood up, to show that he’s personable and he knows what’s going on in pop culture. The up or the down, the yes or the no, Kanye West goes back and forth. If nobody’s liking Kanye West, he can say, ‘Oh, he’s a jackass,’ cause maybe another person in that room is like, ‘Yeah he’s a jackass. Cool whatever, let’s get this bill passed.’ His focus is the bill, not supporting my mission, my message. I understand that. I support anything Obama is trying to do. I support their family. I support any family.”
Kanye then pointed out that The Cosby Show was a big reason why people were able to accept the idea of a middle class black family being the most powerful family in the United States. Kanye also noted that his soon-to-be in laws, The Kardashians, don’t get enough credit for helping America accept interracial relationships. He says no one cares what he does, but his relationship with Kim gives people a point of reference that love knows no color barriers.