Kanye West feels the need to be loved like Lenny Kravitz and he ranted about it in front of his audience, including Kravitz. West, who was not aware that Kravitz was among the crowd, stopped his performance at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, November 24 night to complain about fashion.
"It's so funny when people compliment me and they say the word 'genius' as if that somehow separates me from other rappers in some way ...I need you all to realize that Jay-Z is a genius, and Drake is a genius ...we are the modern day poets, obviously," West began.
"There wouldn't be no song called 'N****s in Paris' without Lenny Kravitz, because he was the first n**** in Paris. Lenny has the best taste and the dopest crib in Paris ...he designs furniture and he had been working on a clothing line for a long time ...I said, 'Wait a second, I've got a dream of doing a clothing line'."
"You know what the billionaires told me while I was in Paris? They said Lenny wanted the same thing, like it was a joke ... There wouldn't be no Kanye West if it wasn't for Lenny Kravitz. The only difference is I turn up on those n****s, I don't give a f*** about looking cool or being cool, and this is no disrespect to Lenny."
Kravitz was heard saying, "He doesn't know I'm here." West continued, "Have you heard anyone talk [bleep] about Lenny Kravitz? He's a nice guy, he's so well mannered. I envy people who are extremely likeable, I'm like, 'Damn, I wish I could be likable like that'."
A day after that, West appeared on NYC's 92.3 Now to tell his fans to boycott Louis Vuitton. He was pissed at the fashion house for not willing to arrange a meeting with him. "Everybody in New York City right now, don't buy any Louis Vuitton until after January... Now do you wanna meet with me? Influence... they think that I don't realize my power," he said.