Kanye West seems to have come down from his Godly status. Kanye’s ego hasn’t been on its normal high lately and the people are now able to get a rare glimpse of the real Kanye West. Recently, Ye joked about being humble at the BET Honors and apologized to Beck and Bruno Mars. Kanye showed an even more vulnerable side when he cried during an interview with Zane Lowe for BBC Radio 1 on Thursday (Feb. 26) in London, England.
A more mellow West spoke to Lowe about his Adidas collaboration and how he handled the naysayers in order to create his current collection. Kanye also spoke about the concept for his new album as the beauty from the struggle before breaking down in tears as he spoke about the death of his dear friend and fashion mentor, Louise Wilson. Wilson was a fashion design professor at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, who passed away last year.
Kanye named Louise Wilson the “greatest fashion instructor of all time.” West took a deep breath before recalling his last time with Wilson, “The last time I saw her we had dinner at Hakkasan, my favorite restaurant in London. I think she knew she was gonna pass, and she just wanted to give me some words of advice to move forward. She was asking me about my daughter. She was asking me about my wife. She said, ‘So many students, they don’t give it their all. And the problem is, as soon as they do something halfway good when they’re 2 years old, 3 years old, their parents clap.'”
Zane Lowe proceeded to clap. Kanye smiled and said, “Exactly, they clap. And she just looked at me and she said, ‘Kanye, don’t clap.'” Kanye went on to say, “I didn’t know we were going to lose her and she told me, she said, you know, ‘Thank you for the times where I came to performances and this has like really meant a lot to me, with…'”
At that moment, Kanye covered his face with his right hand and eventually both hands covered his face as he wailed in tears. After a brief break, a smiling Kanye returned to finish his interview. He told Lowe, “That’s never happened to me in an interview before.”
See the full interview below: