Kanye West is going up in flames. Pop’s firestarter heats up the cover of Interview magazine’s February 2014 “Men’s Issue.” In the avant-garde photos, shot by Steven Klein, a burnt and sweaty Kanye sports a diamond grill while breathing fire. Inside the pages, a shirtless ‘Ye rocks Maison Martin Margiela masks and covers himself in white powder.
12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen conducted an in-depth interview with the 36-year-old music mastermind via phone, where he discussed everything from the “Bound 2” video and fatherhood to being snubbed in the major categories by the Grammys and his ultimate goal.
“I’m like a broadcaster for futurism, for dreamers, for people who believe in themselves,” said ‘Ye, whose album Yeezus was recently certified platinum.
See more photos and read highlights from the interview below.