Kanye West reveals the origins of “I Am A God” from ‘Yeezus’ | Music News


After the release of Kanye West‘s latest album Yeezus and hitting the no.1 spot in the UK following a new and innovative style of marketing, “I Am A God” is still one of the most talked about tracks on the LP. New information has now emerged about the track from an interview the rapper did with W magazine, who reveal what spawned the song.

The high-fashion publication will publish a profile on West on their newly redesigned website any day now, where ‘Ye opens up about feeling some kind of way after an unnamed fashion designer tried to dictate to the rapper which runway shows he should attend.

In the article, W magazine say, “In the interview, West recalls an invitation from an unnamed designer last fall to attend a runway show with the condition that West would not attend anyone else’s. West, upset, wrote a song with Daft Punk about the incident, ‘I Am a God.'”

Kanye then told W, “Cause it’s like, Yo! Nobody can tell me where I can and can’t go. Man, I’m the number-one living and breathing rock star. I am Axl Rose; I am Jim Morrison; I am Jimi Hendrix. You can’t say that you love music and then say that Kanye West can’t come to your show.”

Kanye also mentioned in a recent interview with the New York Times another unnamed person in the fashion world, someone who gave the rapper a hard time about not being as successful in the fashion industry yet.

“I sat down with a clothing guy that I won’t mention, but hopefully if he reads this article, he knows it’s him and knows that out of respect, I didn’t mention his name” he says. “This guy, he questioned me before I left his office:, ‘If you’ve done this, this, and this, why haven’t you gone further in fashion?’ And I say, ‘I’m learning.’ But ultimately, this guy that was talking to me doesn’t make Christmas presents, meaning that nobody was asking for his [stuff] as a Christmas present. If you don’t make Christmas presents, meaning making something that’s so emotionally connected to people, don’t talk to me.”

Listening to “I Am A God” it isn’t much clearer who Kanye is talking about, but we’re sure someone in the fash-pack is planning their apology to ‘Ye as we speak.