Though they have collaborated on a number of projects, when Kanye West sat down to interview Rihanna for INTERVIEW Magazine, it proved they don't have much in common at all. See highlights from the weird interview plus what Rihanna has to say about her "future" daughter inside...
We all love Kanye, the"artist, because he is so "different" and now we know Kanye, the interviewer, is also on another level. When he interviewed Rihanna, it seemed as though they were having two different conversations as he was on one level...and she on another. She barely seem to understand what he was asking her and sometimes even she was confused by the questions.
My thoughts exactly Rihanna. Of course she knows famous people.
Kanye: How did you get signed?
Rihanna: Well, I met Evan [Rogers] and Carl [Sturken], these two producers who live here in New York. They are both married to Barbadian women, so they go there to vacation all the time. My friend introduced me to them, and I sang for them, and we talked, and they had me and my mom come back a couple of days later. After that, we started traveling to New York, working on a demo. Within a year, it was done, and we sent it out. Def Jam was the first label to call back. We got other calls, but they were the most enthusiastic. It was so nerve-wracking, though, the whole experience.
Rihanna: I mean, I was 16. From Barbados. Like, you would never … the chances of ever meeting somebody famous or ever being signed — that was just a deadly combination. Like, I had to meet Jay-Z and audition for him at the same time.
Kanye: Do you know any famous people now?
And this one:
I see where Kanye might have been going with the metaphor of a black girl atop a masculine weapon of destruction. But Rihanna was not ready for that.
Kanye: So what inspired you to have that pink tank on your last tour? That was amazing, when you were sitting on top of the army tank.
Rihanna: I love to combine femininity with a kind of extreme masculine egde, and I felt like the tank is just not a typical thing that you think of when you think of a girl — or in any kind of relation to a girl. Then we made it hot pink. We just added that touch.
Kanye: I mean, people really need to see a photograph — the entire tank was pink. That was a great piece of commercial pop art. Was the idea of that to kind of portray an American Dream — like the fantasy of a this hot black girl sitting on a top of a pink tank?
Rihanna: I never actually thought of it like that.
Kanye: How does it feel to know that you could have any man in the world. Or woman. How does it feel to know that you can turn straight women gay?
Rihanna: Is that a real question?
Rihanna: Well … Thank you. I don’t know how to feel about that. I guess that’s flattering.
Kanye: But just to have that level of power. How do deal with it? No one woman should have that much power.
On a lighter note, Kanye asked if she was ready for kids. She said:
“I don’t really plan on the age. It could be a year from now. It could be 10 years from now. Whenever is right. I mean, I have a lot of other stuff to accomplish before I get to kids. Whenever the time is right, I’ll just know." She continued, ”If I had a girl, she’d probably be really rebellious. She would be like a bundle of karma.”