Paul McCartney on working with Kanye West: ‘He looks at pictures of Kim’

2018-06-21 15:09
Paul McCartney and Kanye West.(Photo: Getty Images

Cape Town - 76-year-old English singer-songwriter, Paul McCartney recently shared Kanye West’s very weird way of getting inspiration to write songs.

It seems Kim Kardashian-West is not only her husband’s muse when it comes to fashion, but also in music. Romantic much?

While Paul sat out in the bungalows of a Beverly Hills hotel with Kanye for a few afternoons, randomly playing his guitar, he didn’t realise that he and Kanye were actually writing the now hit-song with Rihanna, FourFiveSeconds:

“I was tootling around on guitar, and Kanye spent a lot of time just looking at pictures of Kim on his computer. I’m thinking, ‘are we ever gonna get around to writing?’ That’s his muse. He was listening to this riff I was doing and obviously he knew in his mind that he could use that, so he took it, sped it up and then somehow he got Rihanna to sing on it,” reports Stereogum.

Further on in the interview with DIY, Paul also mentioned how he didn’t know he worked with Kendrick Lamar on Kanye’s All Day until he saw the credits:

“There’s about 50 people! [In the credits] There were only three of them I knew and one of them’s Kendrick Lamar! I’m thinking, I’ve written a song with Kendrick Lamar?! I wish I’d met him,” he said.

The former Beatles bass player and singer concluded by saying how grateful he is to be working with young hit makers in the music industry:

I’m a fan of Kanye’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. I also like Watch the Throne, which I call ‘urban poetry’. Overall, I feel lucky to be working with the younger generation of hit makers.”

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