Kanye’s Weird Interview With Rihanna: “What It’s Like To Turn Women Gay?”


Kanye West & Rihanna

Remember when Rihanna and Kanye West supposedly made out backstage? After reading Yeezy’s conversation with Rihanna in the new Interview, it’s hard to imagine things ever got more intimate than that. Kanye called Rihanna while recording Watch The Throne, his “dark and sexy” collaboration with Jay-Z, at Peter Gabriel’s studio in England, with the pair talking mostly about fashion (Rihanna’s over the “shoulder-padded s—,” by the way). Then things get kind of freaky.

West: 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.
West: 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?
West: Yeah.

Rihanna: Well … Thank you. I don’t know how to feel about that. I guess that’s flattering.
West: But just to have that level of power. How do deal with it? No woman should have that much power.
Rihanna: I try not to depend on it. It’s just part of what’s happening in my life right now in my life, and I appreciate it. It helps a lot.

Some other questionable questions from West:

  • “Remember when you used to think that you had to put your whole life into one album?”
  • “Have you ever been in fake movies before?”
  • “Do you just, like, chill your Skype?”
  • “Do you know any famous people now?”

It’s not all weirdness—the part where they talk about what her kids would be like is very cute. But it’s no surprise that when you’re interviewed by Kanye West, everyone winds up learning plenty about Kanye, too. [via ONTD]

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