Kanye West certainly isn't one to shy away from speaking his mind and it seems that applies even when offending other musicians, with the rapper admitting that while he's a fan of Lady Gaga, he doesn't understand why she was appointed creative director for Polaroid.
The 'New Slaves' rapper's lengthy interview with Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe aired this week and features the hip-hop star candidly open up on everything to his volatile relationship with the paparazzi, inspiring his creativity and being father to daughter North and boyfriend to Kim Kardashian.
Kanye West's interview with Zane Lowe aired this week (WENN)
In true Kanye fashion, the rapper doesn't hold back on sharing his thoughts on other celebrities and 'Applause' singer Lady Gaga found herself in his firing line.
Hitting out at celebrities signing lucrative endorsement deals and Gaga becoming creative director for specialty line of Polaroid imaging products at Polaroid in 2010, Kanye told Zane: “What the f**k does Gaga know about cameras? All the musicians try to get more money to promote products.”
The 36-year-old went on to credit the King of Pop Michael Jackson for inspiring his creativity and going against the stereotypes of being a black entertainer.
“I would not be Kanye West if it wasn't for Michael Jackson. He had to fight to get his video played because he was black,” Kanye explains.
“For me and my life and creativity, it's been challenging. I was able to ascend to heights because of the foundation that my mother and my father and my grandfather laid through civil rights.”
Meanwhile, it was revealed that Kanye would be embarking on a European leg of his 'Yeezus' tour next year following on from his trek of the US where he will be supported by Kendrick Lamar.