The “WLR” artist praised Kanye for his assistance on the album, while adding he doesn’t consider himself as exclusively a rapper.
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When asked about what it was like working with Kanye by Cudi, Carti immediately praised the hip-hop veteran. “Kanye is the OG. He opened my eyes to some sh*t,” he raved. “When I got around him, I realized why I love him so much. You get what I’m saying? When I get around you, I realize why I love you so much. I even appreciate Ye for introducing me and you,” he added, praising Cudi as well.
He added, “Being able to talk to somebody who understands what I’m saying, I got that from his whole camp. I felt that energy from everybody he deals with. I didn’t feel like a loner. The world I’m trying to build, he already got it going on. Ye is on this king vamp shi*. Cudi is on this king vamp sh*t. Y’all already on that.” Cudi then asked the “Vamp Anthem” artist if he considered himself a rapper or, “something else entirely?”
“Full rock-star. Hip-hop is my category, for sure, but I’m full rock-star,” Carti declared in response. He added that there’s no cap on who can bump his music.
“I make music for people who feel themselves. I make music for models. I make music for young n*ggas in high school trying to get a new girlfriend. I make music for a young n*gga before his basketball game in the locker room. I make music for a motherfucker who got down smoking too much weed and now he’s in his head about sh*t. I make music for all of them. There’s no lid on my sh*t,” he continued.
He also talked to the “Tequila Shots” artist about only including three features on the entire 24-track run of WLR, which he chalked up to being the only three people he’s trying to impress. “I got Future, I got Cudi, I got Ye. I’m f*cking with the originals, the motherf*cking godfathers of this sh*t. Who else you need on the album after that?” he said.
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