Kanye West doesn’t mind if people talk to him like a four year old. In fact, he’d prefer you treat him like a child.
The 39-year-old rapper – who has children North, three, and Saint, 11 months, with wife Kim Kardashian West – thinks business should be “stupider”, and when it comes to cutting a deal, he isn’t interested in compromising because it would damage his art.
He said: “I think business has to be stupider. I want to do really straightforward, stupid business — just talk to me like a four-year-old. And I refuse to negotiate. I do not negotiate. I can collaborate. But I’m an artist, so as soon as you negotiate, you’re being compromised.”
The ‘Famous’ hitmaker hates “chit-chat” and would far rather get straight down to business than engage in polite conversation and small talk first.
In an interview with Surface magazine, he said: “I can’t stand this whole ‘How was your day?’ thing that agents always say.
“I’m like, You don’t care about my day. Why’d you ask me about my day? Did we get done what we were supposed to get done?”
While he’s known for his outspoken ways and Twitter rants, Kanye would much rather communicate through sign language and emojis than actual written or spoken words.
He said: “I don’t think people are going to talk in the future. They’re going to communicate through eye contact, body language, emojis, signs. Imagine that. If everyone was forced to learn sign language.
“When I was a kid, I’d see people who only spoke sign language and think, Wow, that’s gotta be difficult. I was really happy I could speak. Now, I would prefer to [sign], do that without having to use words. It’s funny because I’ve made a living off of words, but words get in the way of what you really want to say.
“[I’d rather use] sign language, eye contact. Or thank God for emojis. So often one emoji goes a long way and lets me get on with my whole day.”