Kanye West called into On Air With Ryan Seacrest on 102.7FM in LA this morning. He spoke candidly but lightheartedly about this week's Grammy Awards, mentioning that Taylor Swift expressed interest in collaborating on new music, six years after the two first clashed onstage at the VMAs. "She wants to get in the studio and we're definitely going to go in," West told Seacrest. "Any artist with an amazing point of view, perspective, fan base, I'm down to get in the studio and work." Of the now-infamous walk onstage during Beck's acceptance, West said, "I wanted to go on stage as a joke, but not take away from his moment." He claimed to have support from the crowd, including Swift. "Taylor Swift came up to me right after I went on stage, and told me I should've went on stage."
West went on to discuss "FourFiveSeconds" and his creative relationship with Paul McCartney. "We just went in and vibed out," he said. "As you can tell, I can be a little bit more angst than Paul. Remember the last time Paul had someone really angst working with him, the kind of music they made? I'm not comparing myself to John Lennon, I'm just saying I'm angst like John Lennon. That tension, salt and pepper—maybe that's bad because it sounds like black and white—but the tension causes a new magic." The song was originally intended to be a West/McCartney record, until West played it for Rihanna. "She was not going to be satisfied until she had this record," he explained. "I gave her the song, and the next day I woke up at the Grammys, so I guess it worked." Read the full interview transcript here.
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