Kanye West reportedly excused himself from the microphone after he became overcome with emotion during a radio interview on Thursday, February 26, 2015.
The rapper was speaking with BBC Radio 1 host Zane Lowe about his mentor and fashion instructor Louise Wilson who died in 2014, when he stopped mid-sentence, covered his face and started to cry.
Referring to her as the “greatest fashion instructor of all time”, he talked about the last time he saw her.
“We had dinner at Hakkasan, which is my favourite restaurant in London,” he said.
“And I think she knew that she was going to pass, and she just wanted to give me some words of advice moving forward, and she was asking me about my daughter, asked me about my wife … and she said, you know, ‘So many students, they don’t give it their all, and the problem is, soon as they do anything halfway good when they’re two-years-old, three-years-old, their parents clap.’”
“ … She just looked at me and she said, ‘Kanye, don’t clap.’”
That’s when he broke down into tears and left the room to pull himself together.
When he returned, he admitted: “That’s never happened to me in an interview before … I think I’m good.”
Despite all the criticism he continually faces, West keeps fighting for his right to make it in fashion. “No one man should have all that power, everyone should have it,” he said, borrowing a line from his own song “Power”.
According to him “Exclusivity is the new N-word.
“That is the new N-word. Nothing should be exclusive! Everyone should have an opportunity to drink from the same fountain.”
The interview is a must watch as we get to see the real West without all the walls he prides himself in.
Watch the video below: