2. Kanye West was back to his old ways.
For years, Kanye steered clear of press, avoiding interviews and profiles while paparazzi continued to make his life a living hell. But with the release of Yeezus in June and the resulting nationwide tour, Kanye has gone on an absolute press blitz, appearing everywhere from the New York Times to Kris Jenner’s TV Show to W Magazine.
What’s even better than his presence itself is what he’s had to say: his Zane Lowe interview has turned the most heads as he explained his insistence on breaking into the fashion world, spawning a controversy with Jimmy Kimmel that landed Ye on his show, too. The palpable enthusiasm in his voice has delighted fans who found Yeezus to be heavy on the anger and aggression, both musically and lyrically, yet Yeezy sounds as positive as ever, spouting at the mouth about loving his family, cherishing time (“the only luxury”), and committing to nothing short of pure awesomeness.
He’s also espoused his own child-like ways, emphasizing his desire to always channel his inner curiosity and innocence. He’s made more headlines than any other artist in 2013, and his music sounds like it’s from 2033. Thank you for being you, Kanye.
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