Kanye West announced that he might be touring as soon as September during an interview on Steve Harvey’s radio show on Tuesday morning. “You know my tour game is strong,” he said. “My tour game is unprecedented. So we’re going to go out in September I believe, and we’re just working on some of the ideas right now. But as I said before, I’m trying to literally inspire these kids the way Disney inspired me when I saw the original Star Wars.”
Although rumors have been swirling for months that an official “The Life of Pablo” tour was on the horizon, this is the first time we’re hearing a concrete timeframe directly from West.
During the interview, he also touched on his relationship with gospel singer Kirk Franklin, and his disregard for critics. “There’s critics and then there’s artists. I kick a critic out the studio. I didn’t read one review on my fashion show. I didn’t read one review on The Life of Pablo. The only review is someone waking up in the morning, and listening to ‘Ultralight Beam,'” West said.
He also addressed his past beef with Wiz Khalifa. “You know how you would feel if someone was talking about your wife. Did I take it too far? You know what? I’m from 79th street Chicago … I can’t say that if someone says ‘F you,’ I can’t say I’m not gonna say the exact same thing back,” he said.
West, however, did seem apologetic about his treatment of Wiz. “I really want to stress the amount of respect that I have for parents. There is no concept of anyone beating up on someone else’s child or that type of concept. So everyday I feel more deeply deeply apologetic about that concept, because I only want to put out positive concepts,” he said.
BY CHRIS MENCH / SOURCE: COMPLEX