Kanye West had a lot to discuss in his wide-ranging interview with Vanity Fair, in which he discussed everything from designing sneakers and clothing to being serious about his announced intent to run for president in 2020.
First, West revealed the status of his next album.
“It’s currently called Swish. I’m forgetting even what the last name of it was now,” he said, before commenting on taking his time to complete it. “That’s like a sonic landscape, a two-year painting. That song I played [‘Fade’] has been a year and a half in the making and it may be still a year from being complete. But it was to let people get a glimpse at the painting,” he said.
As for the release date, West is “not sure” when it will be ready.
“I’m not worried about the years. I’m worried about the life and the body of work that I can put out while I’m breathing,” he explained.
As for those presidential aspirations, Kanye is open to learning the ropes.
"I hate politics. I’m not a politician at all," he admitted. "I care about the truth and I just care about human beings."
“I want everyone to win. When I run for president, I’d prefer not to run against someone. I would be like ‘I want to work with you.’” he conitnued. “I sit in clubs and I’m like, Wow, I’ve got five years before I go and run for office and I’ve got a lot of research to do, I’ve got a lot of growing up to do.”
However, no matter busy he gets, the rapper says his wife, Kim Kardashian and daughter, North West, remain his priority: “It’s family first.”