Bossip: You mentioned beef earlier and it seems like every time 50 comes out with a new album, youíre one of his targets. How do you feel about his ongoing beef with you?
Yeezy: Just as a real human being, I canít say that it doesnít affect me. I was such a fan of 50. As much as people think that I look at myself, I think that me and Lil Wayne are very similar. Even though we believe in ourselves, weíre very much fans of other rappers too. Like how Game is, we really like other rappers. 50 is one of those rappers that I said was the end all be all of what rap what supposed to be. Like a true iconic rapper.
He was my favorite rapper since Mase when he dropped, and when I used to be around him, he was one of the few people that I was like really fan of. I was nervous in the studio working on beats and hoping that I could do a good beat for him. This is even when I had College Dropout and Jesus Walks. Jay Z and 50 are just two of those type of guys you really want to make some good music for. So, for me as a fan of him I felt like if he said something negative and tried to make it like Iím negative itís almost like if a little kid walks up to you at the airport and is like, ĎMan, I love you so much,Ē and then you spit on him itís like (in a joking voice) ďI donít know if I love you as much as I used to,Ē as you wipe the spit off your face, but you still play their music. I could never have beef with anybody. Iím not here to beef with anybody. Iím trying to bring people together. I realize that my success and my mouth and everything rub people the wrong way every now and then, but Iím not finna have beef with anybody. I really walk around by myself. Like, I donít wear jewelry. Like all these people are like heís so arrogant, blah, blah, blah. Iím not arrogant, Iím just truthful. When I talk about myself, there are millions of people that love me, and I just agree with themÖ..but on a sidebar, itís good to see a fashion post on thisis50. Look at my influence.