Kanye West can add interviewer to his resume, as the multi-platinum rapper/producer recently presided over a question-and-answer session with “Run This Town” collaborator Rihanna.
The piece, available in part on interviewmagazine.com, covers a wide range of topics. Kanye began a passion he and Rihanna share: fashion. “I probably see a lot of menswear, or something extremely, extremely feminine,” explained Rihanna when asked what her next look would be. “But I like to play with both. It would have to be so extreme that it’s a look, because I don’t usually like typical ladylike, girly-girly stuff. It would be a look if I were to do it. I always like something that’s a little off, so it’s just not typical or expected.”
The “Please Don’t Stop the Music” songstress also described the feeling of winning Grammy Awards for her part in “Run This Town” and her own single, “Umbrella,” both of which feature Jay-Z. “Incredible-I mean, really incredible. When I won the first Grammy, there was no other feeling like that feeling. It just made me feel like I came so far, like that was just a dream a few years before that, and then it was happening right then. I went to the Grammies that year just to watch. I didn’t even think we’d win. So that surprised me. That was another overwhelming experience. It was exciting.”
Finally, Kanye broached the subject of children. “So when you have kids, where do you want to live? Where do you want to bring them up?” asked West.
“Ah . . . That’s difficult to think about,” began the singer. “Because where I’d want to live and where it would be possible for me to live are two different places. I would love to bring them up in Barbados. But with the career that I have, I definitely can’t do that. I can’t live that far away from everything now, without kids, so I certainly couldn’t raise kids and do that with the demanding schedule that I have.”
“If I had a girl, she’d probably be really rebellious. She would be like a bundle of karma,” she added.