Kanye is kind of obsessive when it comes to achieving perfection. He can also be romantic, and he is about his money!
These are a few things we learned while listening to his interview yesterday morning as he swung by Big Boi's radio, before his second "Yeezus" show in Los Angeles. While there, he talked about the planning of his proposal to Kim Kardashian, asking Kris Jenner for her daughter's hand in marriage and if he plans on airing his wedding on television.
Catch a few interesting things we learned from his interview below
He didn't have a phone for three years:
I didn't have a phone for three years. When I got my phone it was when I saw Kim on the Internet with Kris Humphries. I was trying to call her from Abu Dhabi where we were at, recording a Pusha T album.[...] I wanted to marry that girl from the first time I saw her and I just had to wait through a bunch of relationships trying to get my chance.
He waited in the wings for Kim and settled for being her friend first:
Yeah I was her friend. It's just patience. Certain things it's like, 'Yo, this is what's right for me' and this is what I should be doing. You gotta speak about, express it in songs. "Lost in a World," I wrote this poem to her and it ended up being "Lost in a World."
He believes Kim's talent is being beautiful:
[...] In my industry, beauty is a talent. You know, 'What is she talented at?' She's talented at being beautiful. If you go to a club and it's a bunch of beautiful girls, you might say, 'It's a bunch of talent in here.'
He will always refer to Kim as his girl and not his wife, even after they are married:
People used to say wife as soon as we was going out like, 'That's your wife, that's your girl.' I think once we are married, I'm going to still call her my girl 'cause it's kinda like some people are in love but they don't like the person they're with. It's something that's very like...you could say 'my wife' in a negative connotation. It's just whatever you feel like [it is.] It's like I said before, these titles. [As long as] you know what it is, that emotional connection, that gut feeling you got.
He planned out his proposal with his Donda team in the same way he plans out his albums:
Yeah, I planned all of that out. It's very much a Donda exercise. I sit with my team of creatives and we'll say, what's the best version of this, the best version of this. How can we get this. Okay we want this, we want that.
He switched out Kim's engagement ring hours before the proposal:
I think Kim just knows everything.[...]It's not a surprise. She knew I was eventually gonna ask her to marry me, I just had to get that ring right. I worked with four different jewelers. Three rings were made, only one actually hit the finger with Lorraine [Schwartz], she came through. With the ring, I actually changed it the night before. That ring was less than four hours old by the time I gave it to her.
He was nervous during the proposal:
I was nervous a little bit. It was more with everything happening on cue.[...] They didn't have the lights exactly like I wanted it to be. I'm arguing with the guy who put it together for me. He all, 'It needs to be more romantic,' I'm like, 'It's a baseball field. What you talking about? If I wanted it to be romantic, I would've went to a small restaurant or something.' And then you know, I also gotta apologize to the race of males for turning up so much. [Who said 'I love you' first?] I'm sure I did.
He plans to have fighter jets at his wedding
[The wedding will] probably be next summer. I only got two words in my mind as far as the wedding goes and that's 'fighter jets.'
He would totally air his wedding on TV for the right amount:
I would take as much as possible. If you're gonna pay me... Me and Kim are in the exploitation business. We get paid to exploit ourselves. I'mma give my daughter the opportunity to exploit [herself]. That's why we didn't get any money to take baby pictures. Us, if I would go perform somebody's wedding for a million dollars and somebody wanna give me 10 million for mine, I would take it.
He doesn't like to talk about his baby. When asked if he changes diapers:
See, I don't like too many baby questions.
He definitely plans on having more kids. When asked if he's planning more babies, he responded:
We gon' practice.
Extreme sidebar: Here are the lyrics to "Lost In The World" which he says he wrote as a poem for Kim
You're my devil, you're my angel
You're my heaven, you're my hell
You're my now, you're my forever
You're my freedom, you're my jail
You're my lies, you're my truth
You're my war, you're my truce
You're my questions, you're my proof
You're my stress and you're my masseuse
Lost in this plastic life
Let's break out of this fake ass party
Turn this in to a classic night
If we die in each others' arms we still get laid in our afterlife
If we die in each others' arms we still get laid, yeah