Kanye West‘s daughter might be just five months old, but she is already on her way to superstardom, according to her father.
The controversial rapper, who has likened himself to Steve Jobs, Shakespeare, Picasso and even God in the past, this week compared North West to Kate Middleton and Prince William in an extraordinary radio interview.
“My daughter is in a position of a level of royalty like the Prince and Princess in London,” he told Power 105’s The Breakfast Club.
The hip hop star also spoke about his now infamous Bound 2 music video, which features his fiancée Kim Kardashian straddling him on a motorcycle – the video was recreated shot-for-shot by James Franco and Seth Rogan in a viral spoof this week.
“I wanted to take white trash T-shirts and make it into a video. I wanted it to look as phony as possible,” Kanye claimed.
“I wanted the clouds to go one direction, the mountains to go one direction, the horses to go over there… ’cause I want to show you that this is The Hunger Games. I want to show you that this is the type of imagery that’s been presented to all of us. And the only difference is a black dude in the middle of it.
“I’m like Marina Abramovic,” he continued, referring to the famed performance artist. “This is, like, performance art. This thing is, I don’t got a problem with looking stupid.”
While the notoriously hot-blooded musician remained calm during his interview with Power 105, it was a different story later in the day when MTV’s Sway Calloway questioned his fashion aspirations.
“I’m standing up, and I’m telling you, I am Warhol. I am the No. 1 most impactful artist of our generation. I am Shakespeare in the flesh,” claimed Kanye, who this week called for “everybody in New York City” to boycott Louis Vuitton after they snubbed the star.
“Walt Disney, Nike, Google — now, who’s gonna be the Medici family and stand up and let me create more Or do you want to marginalize me ’til I’m out of my moment”
The conversation escalated further when Sway suggested that the aspiring designer “empower [him]self” to release his own ideas instead of waiting for the industry to come around.
“How, Sway! You ain’t got the answers, man!” Kanye retorted, ignoring the host’s repeated attempts to calm him down. “You ain’t got the answers! You ain’t got the answers, Sway! I’ve been doing this more than you!”
“You trying to give me advice on somethin’ – you ain’t got the answers,” he continued, agitated. “You ain’t spend $13 million of your own money trying to empower yourself!”
After a few moments, Sway finally succeeded in getting the outspoken star to relax. “I love you, man,” Kanye said later. “I’m sorry.”