The successful rapper Kanye West has been compared to many iconic people, including Steve Jobs and Walt Disney.
In a recent interview published on the fashion website SHOWstudio, “Jesus Is King” director Nick Knight compared Kanye West to a different person this time.
Nick Knight has revealed an interesting similarity between Kanye West and the famous fashion designer Alexander McQueen. He who worked with the two famous names said that they both misunderstood. He said:
“Working with Kanye is very similar in many ways to how I worked with Alexander McQueen, understanding his world and his desires. Both men are extremely complex and extremely passionate about their lives. Both extremely honest and sincere, both are often misunderstood by a media that wants an overly simple answer to the most complex questions.”
Knight said that this unique approach to the film was part of Kanye’s plan. He said:
“Kanye did not want to be centre stage. He said, ‘This isn’t a film that is about me, this is a film about worship – that’s a universal thing.’ He certainly didn’t want to be ‘Kanye West, the star of this film. It was a lack of ego and modest humility that was paramount to him in this film. I feel I am presenting a vision of Kanye that I think not many people seen before – it’s a very genuine vision about emotion and integrity.”
You can watch behind the scenes from the documentary below.
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