Kanye West Weirds Out Rihanna
[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Kanye West[/lastfm] has a habit of yelling about bad interviewers – remember his Twitter rants about Matt Lauer and the Today Show? – but he might need to attack the man in the mirror after he chatted up [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Rihanna[/lastfm] for Interview magazine.
Check out the awkward exchange here:
Kanye: How did you get signed?
Rihanna: Well, I met Evan [Rogers] and Carl [Sturken], these two producers who live here in New York. They are both married to Barbadian women, so they go there to vacation all the time. My friend introduced me to them, and I sang for them, and we talked, and they had me and my mom come back a couple of days later. After that, we started traveling to New York, working on a demo. Within a year, it was done, and we sent it out. Def Jam was the first label to call back. We got other calls, but they were the most enthusiastic. It was so nerve-wracking, though, the whole experience.
Rihanna: I mean, I was 16. From Barbados. Like, you would never … the chances of ever meeting somebody famous or ever being signed — that was just a deadly combination. Like, I had to meet [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Jay-Z[/lastfm] and audition for him at the same time.
Kanye: Do you know any famous people now?
Or, even worse:
Kanye: How does it feel to know that you could have any man in the world. Or woman. How does it feel to know that you can turn straight women gay?
Rihanna: Is that a real question?
Rihanna: Well … Thank you. I don’t know how to feel about that. I guess that’s flattering.
Kanye: But just to have that level of power. How do deal with it? No one woman should have that much power.
…but Jim Rome had the greatest interview of all time. Of all time!
[Source: New York Magazine]