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Kanye West breaks down in tears during BBC Radio 1 interview
Kanye West this week broke down in tears during a BBC Radio 1 interview. The rapper was speaking about his former fashion teacher Louise Wilson who died last year, when he started sobbing on the radio show.
In an interview with Zane Lowe, Kanye said: “I went to Louise Wilson’s memorial. The greatest fashion instructor of all time. And I’m talking about of all-timers, if we’re talking about Paul McCartney, then we have to talk about Louise Wilson. “Louise Wilson was the baddest professor of all time, of any fashion school, ever. Notorious, for not letting people stop at a seven or an eight, pushing people to a 12.”
After praising her persistence in inspiring her students, the musician recalled the pair’s final meeting before her death in May 2014, when she advised him on raising his daughter, which lead to him crying and the interview to be halted.
“Last time I saw her we had dinner at Hakkasan which is my favourite restaurant in London and I think she knew that she was going to pass, and she just wanted to give me some words of advice and she was asking me about my daughter and about my wife, and she said so many students, they don’t give it their all, and the problem is as soon as they do anything halfway good when they’re two years old, three years old, their parents clap. And she just looked at me and said, ‘Kanye, don’t clap’. I didn’t know we were going to lose her. And she told me, she said, thank you for the times when we came to performances, and this really meant a lot to me.”
However, the performer returned after collecting his thoughts and said he was “OK” after the emotional moment, adding: “That’s never happened to me in an interview before.”
Apologizes for Beck Grammy diss
Kanye West has finally apologized for dissing Beck at the Grammys.
“I would like to publicly apologize to Beck,” he posted to Twitter on Thursday night. “I’m sorry Beck.”
After Beck won album of the year at this month’s Grammy Awards, West stormed the stage, a la his infamous 2009 stage-crashing moment with Taylor Swift, and then ranted to E! News that Beck did not deserve the award.
“Beck needs to respect artistry and he should have given his award to Beyoncé, and at this point, we tired of it,” West, 37, said at the time. “We ain’t gonna play with them no more.”
Beck, 44, responded to the rant by simply stating, “You can’t please everybody, man. I still love him and think he’s genius. I aspire to do what he does.”
Even though Beck had nothing but kind words for Kim Kardashian‘s husband, other celebrities weren’t so thrilled with the diss.
“We should let [Kanye] choose who’s going to win the Academy Awards, so that we can put ourselves out of our misery of hearing him talk about the injustices that happen the next morning,” Bravo’s Andy Cohen said.
Last week, West admitted during an interview with Power 105.1’s “The Breakfast Club” that he planned on calling Beck after the Grammy drama but never got around to it.
“I got his number, I was supposed to call but I keep forgetting,” he said.