the JAY-Z defends the WEST KANYE in the next issue of INTERVIEW magazine in which he also cover stars.
MITCHELL: Sometimes his passions ruin him.
JAY-Z: Yeah, which is great. I like that, man! I really do. I mean, no oneâ€™s walking around here perfect. Everyoneâ€™s gonna make mistakes. Thatâ€™s part of how you learn. I think Kanye . . . Well, I know he said what he believed. He was telling the truth.
MITCHELL: To which event are you referring?
JAY-Z: Iâ€™m talking about the Taylor Swift thing. I just think the timing of what he did was wrong, and that, of course, overshadowed everything. He believed that â€œSingle Ladiesâ€ [by Jay-Zâ€™s wife, BeyoncÃ©] was a better video. I believed that. I think a lot of people believed that. You canâ€™t give someone Video of the Year if they donâ€™t win Best Female Video. I thought Best Female Video was something you won on the way to Video of the Year. But, hey, I guess it wasnâ€™tâ€”and thatâ€™s a whole other conversation about awards shows and artists.
in the same issue the JAY-Z reveals that his lyrics are often inspired by tabloid journalism ..
It comes from me trying to tell the story in the most clear, concise and truthful way. Taking those everyday words and phrases and capturing them in a way that they become something else.
The people who write the headlines at places like the New York Post do something similar. They turn these phrases that you know into hooks. Sometimes they’re clever. Sometimes they’re stupid, like ‘Tiger’s Tale’. Actually, that was pretty clever.
via QUEER for more of the JAY-Z‘s jpegs from this issue.