Kanye West has been all over the airwaves lately. With each stop on hisYeezus Tour, West has stopped by local radio giving in-depth and passionate interviews about his music and hunger to do more in the fashion world. He touched on all of those things — and more — during his interview with MTV News’ Sway Calloway on Tuesday (November 26). But things got a lot more heated.
The “Sway in the Morning” interview, broadcast live on SiriusXM’s Shade 45, started off with ‘Ye talking about his creative aspirations in both music and fashion. But after Sway asked about Yeezy’s need for corporate support, things took a sudden turn.
“Why don’t you empower yourself and don’t need them and do it yourself?” Sway asked.
“How Sway?” Kanye barked. “You ain’t got the answers, man; you ain’t got the answers. I’ve been doing this more than you; you ain’t got the answers.”
Tell us how you really feel Kanye! Before you go back to the “N*ggas in Paris” work on your freestyle skills. We are sure Pusha T would lend you a helping hand.
Vanilla Ice put one of Hip-Hop’s biggest urban legends to rest on Shade 45′s Sway In The Morning radio show.
As legend has it, Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight once hung Ice by his ankles over a balcony of the 20th story of a building in order to have the rapper sign over his publishing rights to his mega-hit single, “Ice, Ice, Baby.”
While this rumor was always assumed to be just that, Rob Van Winkle put the story to bed once and for all in this interview with Sway. ‘No, you know what it is? When these things become so [much a part] of pop culture, it takes on a life of its own. He never hung me over no balcony man,” Ice told the Shade 45 host.
“He came to me, they take a little bit of truth ad they stretch it, but [in] all honesty you know that money that Suge did get from me, he was nice about it,” admits the former rapper. “He was nice to me when he met me and everything, I got it. I know who you are, you don’t have to beat me up. I know everything about you. I get it, you got my attention. But the truth is he was nice. But the story seemed a little bit better and more interesting when you got Vanilla Ice hanging upside down and got his change coming out of his pocket, you know? Come on.”
Ice also admits that even though Suge did get that money, the sound investments he made prevented him from becoming like MC Hammer, after adding a few “no shots” after the comments.
Pop the hood on the interview
As we reported earlier this week, Rihanna released the remix to ‘Birthday Cake’ featuring her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown. While the song has a lot of fans happy that the two have moved past the 2009 assault incident, others are outraged by the collaboration between the two stars.
It was no surprise to hear that super producer The-Dream was responsible for penning ‘Cake’ (he was also behind Rihanna’s hit ‘Umbrella’ – in which he made a staggering $15 million off of in royalties).
Sway of MTV’s Rap Fix, sat down and chopped it up with The-Dream this week as he promoted his upcoming project and he dished on how the actual record (which started as an interlude) came about as well as Rihanna’s decision to put Chris on the track. He also posed the question to critics: ‘How do we proclaim to be a nation of forgiving, and we go by all of these rules and everything, but we can’t actually do it?’
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