Kanye West Talks Upcoming Tour, "Ultralight Beam," And How He's "Deeply Apologetic" For What He Said To Wiz Khalifa
Wed, 04 May 2016 10:53:12
Yesterday, Kanye West called into "The Steve Harvey Morning Show" and spoke about the possibility of a tour in September, how "Ultralight Beam" came together, and how he feels "deeply, deeply, deeply apologetic" about telling Wiz Khalifa that he "own(s) his child," reports Pitchfork. Kanye told Steve, "Oh, you know my tour game is strong. My tour game is unprecedented," and "So we gone go out in September, I believe, and we're just working on some of the ideas right now. But as I said before, it's like, I'm trying to literally inspire these kids the way Disney inspired me, the way, you know, when I saw the original Star Wars." Kanye is currently next set to play NYC's Governors Ball in June.
During the interview, Kanye also spoke about the making of "Ultralight Beam," "Man, I mean, we were just blessed to be in the room at the right time when the ultralight beam, it just came through us. I can't explain that song in notes. I can't explain it in rhythm. I can't explain it in drumbeats. I can only explain that feeling. There was a young lady at the studio that pulled up the Instagram with the little girl on it saying "We don't want no devils in the house!" Like, literally, this was all coming together a week-and-a-half before the album to the point where we had to make it the first song on the album and when we did that show at Madison Square Garden–the presentation, which sold out in 10 minutes, 16,000 people coming to a fashion show–we took the thousand people that were covered and when Kirk's choir opened up at the end and we exposed those thousand people, I mean, people just, I think that was a little moment of possibility that I was able to express for the eight times that I've met with Walt Disney and said, "Look, man, I ain't got no more money at this point. I done shot films. I've done fashion. Could you just help me put together a production company that I can, like, make some more dope stuff for the world?"
During the call with Harvey, Kanye also apologized for tweeting Wiz, "I own your child," saying, "I've talked to Wiz. I mean, Amber's talked to Kim, but I really wanna really stress the amount of respect that I have for parents and that there is no concept of anyone–anyone–being able to own someone else's child or that type of concept, so everyday I actually feel more deeply, deeply, deeply apologetic about that concept because I only want to put out positive, positive, positive concepts."
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—The ARTISTdirect Staff