“I like nonsense — it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. It’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope… and that enables you to laugh at all of life’s realities.”—
We decided Twitter was the way to go, since Kanye’s feed has been our favorite corner of the Internet ever since he began it. “I haven’t tweeted much in the past couple days because I’ve got so much to work on,” he said. “I’m color-correcting this film I shot in Prague a couple weeks ago.” He said the movie — the same film, incidentally, about which he tweeted a week ago, “I want to edit the film on a boat. Where are the good editing boats?” — is called Runaway, and is a 40-minute noir piece based on his new album. “It’s the story of a phoenix fallen to Earth, and I make her my girlfriend, and people discriminate against her and eventually she has to burn herself alive and go back to her world,” he told us. “I’ve been feeling the idea of the phoenix. It’s been in my heart for a while. It’s maybe parallel to my career. I threw a Molotov cocktail on my career last year, in a way, and I had to come back as a better person.” Is it weird that we wanted to hug him? Like, somebody, please find this man his missing fish tank, you know?
And that is why Kanye is a national treasure, and we personally hope he doesn’t feel the need to change. After all, when a phoenix rises from the ashes, it’s still a motherf’ing bad-ass awesome phoenix, right?