Kanye West Calls Tyler, the Creator His Mentor

Tyler, the Creator and Kanye West

Kanye West may be a creative genius, but even he looks for guidance sometimes. The G.O.O.D. Music mogul has revealed his admiration for Tyler, the Creator, who he calls a mentor.

During an interview with Los Angeles’ 97.1 AMP Radio, Kanye described the Odd Future frontman as an “artist, innovator, and a good mentor.”

Tyler helped him with some of the “Yeezus Tour” merchandise. “He came in and was like, these are the principals, because he’s so talented and understands things because he went to film school,” said ‘Ye. “I literally would like email and be like, ‘Can you teach me how to make videos?’ I want to learn.”

He also praised Tyler’s banned Mountain Dew commercials. “It was the best thing that happened in the past year,” said Kanye. “You know what should be banned, stuff that’s wack—not stuff that’s controversial.”

These days, Kanye’s focus remains on his family and non-music related endeavors, so don’t expect a sequel to Watch the Throne anytime soon.

“It could be a possibility. It’s not my focus,” said ‘Ye of a follow-up to his 2011 album with Jay Z. “Like in all honesty, music is not my focus. My focus is getting the proper type of deal backing from a major company, whether it’s Nike, adidas, whoever, to back Yeezy. … I care about that far more than making a Watch the Throne 2.”

Plus, hear him talk about his controversial tour merch, Miley Cyrus’ VMA performance (His suggestion: “More twerking”), and his soccer dad aspirations.

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23 Comments

  1. Brad

    Amazing interview. I can see how he and Tyler and are similar. Glad that he’s not closed-minded and draws inspiration from others even still.

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  2. Brian

    Now there is another reason to hate him. 2 garbage artists. Kanye’s career is over

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    CARLOS Reply:

    @Brian, okay brian now get back on your meds

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    Ogechi Reply:

    @CARLOS, you are suffering from a big mental disorder. KANYE West is a living icon.

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    Bieber Slayer Reply:

    @CARLOS, @Brian, Kanye West is a bad joke. He’s on the closet, he calls himself “the single most influential person in fashion in the last 50 years”. He’s full of himself, compares himself to Jesus regularly, he is obviously extremely insecure which he tries to hide by attacking paparazzi, and anyone he doesn’t like. What a freak, when will the train wreck end? His mom died trying to get cheap plastic surgery to feed her ego, and now he’s marrying Kim K the biggest media whore ever to live in Hollywood, who makes all her money by using the paparazzi he hates so much. What a stupid decision! He is Kris Jenners latest bitch. I have no doubt that when the “relationship” ends, he will pull an OJ, but he will go to prison and spend the rest of his days declaring himself a martyr, and a victim of racism. Oh wait, he’s already doing that. Anyone who likes this guy is a complete moron, and a Slave to the establishment. He has no talent, just a bunch of brainwashed fans that willingly hand their money to him. Everybody feels misunderstood, that doesn’t make them all geniuses. Fuk Kanye West, and Fuk you if you stand up for that egomaniac.

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    The Beast Reply:

    @Brian, Lol this comment is the biggest joke I’ve seen in a while

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    Rick Reply:

    @Brian, I agree Brian, I hate them both

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    CARLOS Reply:

    @Rick, ^^^ brian pretending to be rick

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    eoiny Reply:

    @Brian, career is over what?!

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  3. Jordy

    And everbody knows he fuck him!
    Kanye is great artist but I don’t understand why he planning Wedding with kim bitch when he is totally gay. Everybody’s know that and showbiz is just good play game, but how many stupid people dont see that? :D Yeezy,Breezy, Drizzy and many more are gays but in today world is that normal.
    So then why not be truly to yourself. hmm? :D Peace.

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    Tbear Reply:

    @Jordy, it Seem like yall want peeps to be gay just to have a reason to hate on them

    smh ridiculous

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    eoiny Reply:

    @Jordy, dumbest thing I’ve ever read

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    TBear Reply:

    @eoiny, EXACTLY thank u

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    Ogechi Reply:

    @Jordy, you want alot of people to be gay so as to feel good lol, Kanye loved women and my Kim K is lucky to have him.

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    Brady Reply:

    @Jordy, I honestly feel dumber after reading your comment.

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  4. freshed

    that pic tho lol. that kid tyler always seem to make me laugh #cantlie

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  5. Brian

    Hey Brian I agree with you.

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  6. Gyary

    Both misunderstood by the media and general public.

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  7. Gomay

    B*tch I aint no dummy ate a cockroach and made allot of money – Tyler keep thinking he’s a childish kid if you want ..the dude is grinding on the low. There’s a reason why Pharrell and Kanye fks with the dude.

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  8. Ogechi

    My love for Kanye West is growing everyday. This is obsession. I love fearless men.

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  9. tom

    did kanye just say “gated community”……….get the fuck off the property

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  10. Bill

    You kanye fans are such losers hahahah

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  11. BieberSlayer

    Kanye West is a talentless hack that likes to get pounded by Jay z. Couple of satanic losers. Slaves to the illuminati.

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