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Take a Look at Kanye West’s “Bizarre” Shoot for Interview Magazine



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Kanye West is one who always dares to be different; be it his music, his fashion including those leather skirts, or his headlining interviews which he calls the “truth”.

The American rapper is currently the centre of media buzz for his editorial spread for Interview Magazine which many have called “Bizarre”.

The Hip Hop mogul and his reality TV star fiancée Kim Kardashian are currently looking for a dream location for their wedding.

For the mag, Kanye speaks to 12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen on family, music and more.

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On referring to Kim Kardashian and North West as his Astronaut Family:You know, becoming famous is like being catapulted into space—sometimes without a space suit. We’ve seen so many people combust, suffocate, get lost in all these different things.

But to have an anchor of other astronauts and to make a little space family … I mean, it’s not like I’m the guy in The Hunger Games [2012] begging for people to like me. I’m almost the guy with the least amount of “likes.” I wanted a family. So God gives you opportunities, and you make sacrifices for something that’s greater.”

On fatherhood: “I think I have to experience it for another few years to be able to give you an opinion. It’s all brand new, how it feels to be a father.

There are some things that I understand, certain things that I don’t understand, certain things that I like to get off my chest in interviews, certain things that I want to talk about,” he went on. “But when we talk about love, I don’t have an answer. All I can say is that I’m happy I have it.”

On his Grammy snub: “I’ve been nominated for Best Album maybe three times. I made Dark Fantasy and Watch the Throne less than a year apart and neither of them got nominated. “Ni**as in Paris” [off Watch the Throne] wasn’t nominated for Best Song either. But let’s go into the fact that I have the most Grammys of any 36-year-old or 40-year-old or whatever, and I’ve never won a Grammy outside of the Rap or R&B categories. “Jesus Walks” lost Best Song to some other song; “Ni**as in Paris” wasn’t nominated in that category. But those are the labels that people want to put on you.”

What do you think of the shoot?

Photography: Steven Klein
Stylist: Karl Templer


  1. simi

    January 22, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    illuminati no doubt….he needs saving

    • Confuzzled

      January 23, 2014 at 1:28 am

      If it were left to folks like this, we would still think
      the earth is flat. No curiosity, easily scared, dismissive,
      superstitious… truly sad. Listen, its OK to experiment. I don’t
      know what Kanye is getting at with this photoshoot, but I applaud
      him for not being afraid to put himself out there and try new
      things. Let’s not demonize him and invoke imaginary cults,
      witchcraft, etc just because someone is doing something different.
      What we should be asking is: What is he trying to say? What is his
      message (if any)? Is he showing us an old concept in an innovative
      way? Instead of screaming illuminati and running off. SMH

  2. MaryClaret

    January 22, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    No comments…..smh

  3. Anonymous

    January 22, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    Used to be such a huge Kanye fan… till he lost his mom, and transformed into this being. Now i’m just a fan..

  4. BNV

    January 22, 2014 at 5:51 pm


  5. kokie

    January 22, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    this dude has issues

  6. I see friends shaking hands, saying how do you do? They're really saying I love you

    January 22, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    I kinda like Kanye

  7. Naomi

    January 22, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    Its most likely the mental patient that shot his girlfriend’s Famiky Christmas card that did this. Mental knows mental

  8. liza

    January 22, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    i am covered by the blood of jesus!! Holy Ghost Fire!!! all i see is hell fire with kanye posing as the devil!! lol it is well!! this is not ART !! it is extremely weird and disgusting

    • Sandi

      January 22, 2014 at 9:41 pm

      you must have seen the devil to know what the devil looks like

  9. Chic

    January 22, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    Kanye used to be very very normal until his mama whom he
    was very close to (only kid and all) passed away he then became
    something else.


    January 22, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    Covered by the BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST.

    Can’t even joke with that. This is demonic and uncomfortable. I honestly flew through the pictures.

  11. Sexxie

    January 22, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    Super gross!

  12. anon

    January 22, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    I have goose bumps!

  13. Blue

    January 22, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Bizzare, yes, but i really dont see anything is wrong in
    the pictures. If Kanye decides to make his photo shots different
    from the regulars of folks posing with blings, bills and fast cars,
    then so be it. I’m really tired of people constantly bashing Kanye
    and the Kardashian family. the irony of the whole situation is that
    the more they get bashed, the more the smile to the bank. KUWTK is
    one of the highest grossing reality show, despite the bashing
    oooo!!! i think peeps should just leave these guys alone and allow
    them portray their brand in whatever way they choose!!!!!!

  14. Blue

    January 22, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    *anything wrong* pardon my typo

  15. Endo

    January 22, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    Too dark and bizarre for my liking. I’m all for being different and unique but this just looks wrong on so many levels. He comes across like his soul is tortured. May God help him.

  16. Purpleicious Babe

    January 22, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    Controversy is his first and last name…
    All he wants to do is get people talking, raving etc. FREE PR.
    But still sha, those images.. Poor young children that get scared easily could defo have nightmares from seeing such…

    Oju ju ju Calabar. lol. x

  17. @edDREAMZ

    January 22, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    This pic is pure art…. Kanye is really an

  18. @edDREAMZ

    January 22, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    This pic is pure art…. Kanye is really an

  19. me

    January 22, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    Headache ooo! Evil thing

  20. Cocobutter

    January 23, 2014 at 12:57 am

    Lord have mercy, lets pray for Kanye!!!! I appreciate art,
    but all these images are disturbing, let me go and look at a nice
    picture, so I would not have nightmares!!!!

  21. Bella

    January 23, 2014 at 8:38 am

    I personally think that this is art and art is quite
    uncomfortable to a lot o f people, maybe he is abstract, maybe he
    is a tortured soul but I think he is an artist, it cannot be easy
    to walk in his shoes, so before we judge and say devil and
    illuminatti things, lets just take a moment to appreciate that he
    is an artist first of all, aren’t most artist misunderstood? Just
    my 2 kobo worth

  22. Autoprincess

    January 23, 2014 at 11:38 am

    When something is different in a way we do not understand, we start to plead the blood of Jesus, but when it is just a normal beauty shoot with well-make up and photoshopped images, we immediately ‘bless God’ and comment on how beautiful. People!!

  23. moi

    January 23, 2014 at 1:54 pm


  24. Damani

    January 23, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    Chill! It’s just art

  25. Sharon

    January 23, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    sacrifice ya mama and its downward spiral ever since
    next sacrificial lamp is kim

    Poor Thang

    #You need Jesus

  26. Radiant

    January 23, 2014 at 6:24 pm


  27. yinka

    January 29, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    Very ugly and metallic! Chai!! yeye

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