October 28, 2013


Kanye West on Fame: "Me and Kim Are in the Exploitation Business"

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Michael Buckner/WireImage

Kanye West stopped by Power 106 for almost two hours Monday morning and spoke on everything from his engagement and upcoming nuptials to fiancee Kim Kardashian to his never-ending quest of becoming a fashion mogul. Per usual, he injected the interview with several signature Kanyeisms. (No mention of Wreck-It Ralph, though.)

In the interview, Kanye finally answered a question that's been plaguing the country for nearly a decade: What is Kim Kardashian famous for? The answer according to Yeezy: Being attractive.

Kanye's friend Carine Roitfeld, the former editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris, recently gave him some words of wisdom regarding Kim's special aptitude. "In my industry," she told him, "Beauty is a talent." Kanye explained, "People used to be like, "What's [Kim] talented at?' She's talented at being beautiful."

Kanye also touched on his struggles with the paparazzi and admitted, "Me and Kim are in the exploitation business." But his daughter, North West, is not. "We get paid to exploit ourselves. I'm gonna give my daughter the opportunity to choose when she wants to be exploited."

Kimye fans might get to indulge in a bit more of that exploitation soon enough. Kanye revealed that the couple is planning on getting married next summer, and the event might be broadcast. "If someone is going to give me $10 million for my wedding, I'm going to take it," Yeezy said. 

When he was asked for a hint about what the upcoming nuptials might entail, Kanye only had two words: "Fighter jets."