Kanye West Doesn’t Care About Radio Or Selling Records Anymore
Last night, Kanye West gave fans another reminder of why he’s the king of controversy. He wasn’t about to pass up the chance to speak his mind during The 2013 Governors Ball on Randall’s Island. This time he let it be known that Yeezus is strictly for the people.
“I’m just happy to be making music music, and happy to be able to perform that shit for y’all. You know with this album, we ain’t drop no single to radio. We ain’t got no big NBA campaign or nothing like that. Shit, we ain’t even got no cover. We just made some real music. And you know, back when I used to make albums and shit, like a couple years ago, three, four years ago, we’d go away and work on an album for like five months or so, and we’d always have to hold the album ’til like August or September ’til the perfect moment and shit, ’cause it means that I think you gon’ sell more ’cause you get more audience and radio and shit. But honestly, at this point, when I listen to radio, that ain’t where I wanna be no more. Honestly, at this point, I could give a fuck about selling a million records. As long as I put out an album for the summer that y’all can rock to all motherfucking summer. And I don’t give a fuck to what the label tell me; I’m gon’ sell more records. ‘Cause at this point, I don’t really give a fuck about outside opinions.”