The Breakfast Club Classic - Kanye West Interview 2013

  • Published: 23 November 2016
  • In this now classic 2013 interview Kanye West stopped by the Breakfast Club to be grilled by Charlamagne Tha God. As much as DJ Envy and Angela Yee tried to keep the interview on it's tracks Charalamagne just kept getting under Kanye's skin. He started things off by welcoming him as Kanye Kardashian. He also told him he hated Yeesuz and that he is very contradictory.

    Watch the interview for some classic quotes, his relationship with the paparazzi, Kim Karadashian being more relevant that Michelle Obama, how Yeesuz was received and much more.

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Comments • 3 881

  • Nathanael EL
    Nathanael EL  45 minutes back

    Great intelligence has always baffled primitive men

    • Dos Secos
      Dos Secos  1 hours back

      Chlamagne so mesmerized he looking like a hater fr this interview

      • Theresa Jackson
        Theresa Jackson  2 hours back

        Kanye, my hat is off to you for being calm and mature. CTG has gotten on my nerves in this interview. He just don't understand and when you don't understand you need to stop talking...Ugh!

        • Victr Silva
          Victr Silva  2 hours back


          • private lady80
            private lady80  3 hours back

            This interview sounds really bad in 2019 😬 sounds like Envy and Charla were trying to tell him to stay in a box, that he's thinking too big, and to settle for less. Ye is saying he wants to help everyone and cause systematic change, Charla and Envy is telling him to think about himself and his family. That things are good enough. Not saying Ye ain't a lil crazy but...

            • Mikeal Clodfelter
              Mikeal Clodfelter  3 hours back

              Is this a "meth rant"?

            • Kairo James
              Kairo James  14 hours back

              Long story short - Ye is saying in order to beat Goliath - you have to become a Goliath too. Charlemagne was saying, but David beat Goliath though. Kanye kept on talking as if he’s already Goliath, so Charlemagne was tryna bring him down to Earth like, “Naw, bruh. You’re aspiring to become Goliath. However, we the people love you as David.” Kanye’s rebuttal is, “Agree to disagree.”

              Honestly, I can understand both perspectives.

              Furthermore, even when Charlemagne said, “Why don’t you do it on your own?” - without a Big Corp (backdoor endorser of the 13th Amendment) - He was saying, “Fine, Ye, then become the People’s Goliath.”

              • ⚡🌀⚡
                ⚡🌀⚡  21 hours back

                Kanye was in fact 10 years ahead of his time

                • ⚡🌀⚡
                  ⚡🌀⚡  21 hours back

                  Working in the corporate world regarding mergers and acquisitions I must say Kanye knows of the gatekeepers of every industry. They make it harder for new brands and businesses to arise through political legislations. So he is correct that the few billionaires do control all industries like coal fashion etc.
                  I can tell these interviewers are very uneducated.

                  • Sydney Malatjie
                    Sydney Malatjie  22 hours back

                    "I aint never seen no revolutionary do it on the business end, the revolutionaries that i like, are revolutionaries that connected with the people, it was never about corporations"

                    • Jay A
                      Jay A  23 hours back

                      "It's Important to simplify and repeat" This man broke it down and people still aint get it. But we get it now Ye..we get it now.

                      • Mason Brandon35
                        Mason Brandon35  1 days back

                        FYI He Loved DRAKE

                        • Mason Brandon35
                          Mason Brandon35  1 days back

                          He Talking That Billionaire Talk!!!

                          • treyjones52
                            treyjones52  1 days back

                            Yeezus save us

                            • kungfujooclaw
                              kungfujooclaw  2 days back

                              I like the questions Charles asked and I also like the replies of kanye. It's ok if Charles didn't care for yeezus at least he was honest and spoke his mind just like kanye

                              • Sha
                                Sha  2 days back

                                I apologize for misunderstanding this video day of release this hit different Kanye is absolute genius

                                • Anthony
                                  Anthony  2 days back

                                  Yo C thagod and Envy straight don't understand. I bet they do know. They seem a little haterish

                                  • Dupe Ajayi
                                    Dupe Ajayi  2 days back

                                    Wow. Time puts perception on everything. It's funny because Dapper Dan came with similar messaging re: corporations but the energy CTG gave him was different

                                    • tj ti
                                      tj ti  3 days back

                                      I love Kanye damn this guy is so damn real

                                      • tj ti
                                        tj ti  3 days back

                                        Go back and listen to bounds 2 in 2019 . Charlemagne is ALWAYS wrong

                                        • tj ti
                                          tj ti  3 days back

                                          People like Charlemagne are the worst . I don’t listen to anything that man has to say. You see how he is being disrespectful to Kanye ? A revolutionary straight black man? Please go and see how he treats gay and trans people . The man is a complete fraud

                                          • Braden Swanson
                                            Braden Swanson  3 days back

                                            What a genius

                                            • Timothy Getz : Revelation Ministries

                                              Kanye is a idiot and big mouth punk and I wish someone would shut this idiot up once and all

                                              • Mitchell Kim
                                                Mitchell Kim  3 days back

                                                His thoughts are jumbled all over like all the dumb millennials that worship him.

                                                • BURNING BRIDGES
                                                  BURNING BRIDGES  3 days back

                                                  Kanye is on another level trump 2020

                                                  • prime
                                                    prime  3 days back

                                                    The breakfast club iq is mad low !! I know exactly what Kanye is speaking and trying to articulate!!!

                                                    • Clos Montana
                                                      Clos Montana  3 days back

                                                      If you tell me this isn’t pharma you crazy

                                                      • J P
                                                        J P  3 days back

                                                        There is something not right about this man.

                                                        • D R
                                                          D R  3 days back

                                                          KANYE'S FUUULL OF SHIT!!! COMMON SHOULD BE ON THIS SHOW NOT THIS CLOWN!!!

                                                          • Spencer Fernando Lebotse

                                                            This man is intelligent... And being highly intelligent can be a frustration when people don't vibrate at the same frequency.

                                                            • Carlos Rodriguez
                                                              Carlos Rodriguez  3 days back

                                                              16:50 - 17-11 #KNOWLEDGE😲

                                                              • Edgar Ojeda
                                                                Edgar Ojeda  4 days back

                                                                Notice hiw he never looked at CTG the entire interview...he gave him no respect

                                                                • Edgar Ojeda
                                                                  Edgar Ojeda  4 days back

                                                                  29:00 🔥

                                                                  • Hamilton 44
                                                                    Hamilton 44  4 days back

                                                                    charlamagne needs to stfu and learn from yeezus yandhi kanye ye dis guy is a treasure of lessons bout life and everything

                                                                    • Zay Owens
                                                                      Zay Owens  4 days back

                                                                      I agree with kanye

                                                                      • Michael Cera
                                                                        Michael Cera  4 days back

                                                                        this mf was really in the future damn...

                                                                        • Michael Cera
                                                                          Michael Cera  4 days back

                                                                          this nigga Charlemagne not rich enough to understand... im sure he does now tho

                                                                          • Christian Briesmaster
                                                                            Christian Briesmaster  4 days back

                                                                            Man everything he is saying is making perfect sense. They just really dont want to understand him. All you have to do is pay attention.. They had an agenda to make him seem crazy from the jump

                                                                            • DeVarion
                                                                              DeVarion  4 days back

                                                                              the first 11 minutes of this was more insightful than 90% of everything i learned in school tbh

                                                                              • Who Am I
                                                                                Who Am I  4 days back

                                                                                they dont get it sad

                                                                                • Tim Smith
                                                                                  Tim Smith  4 days back

                                                                                  he's not saying we as black ppl ain't got money and\or not creative, smart and talented. ITS THAT WE to fix SUB conscience and sub culture its not co-operations like were stuck into a urban culture

                                                                                  • ranger1986ka
                                                                                    ranger1986ka  4 days back

                                                                                    This nigga is crazy. And these comments show there are a lot of fucking idiots out there. Delusions and narcissism is all I heard.

                                                                                    • Wakaz
                                                                                      Wakaz  4 days back

                                                                                      They should change the description to "Kanye stopped by to grill Charlamagne Tha God".

                                                                                      • Wakaz
                                                                                        Wakaz  4 days back

                                                                                        Charalamagne sounds like such a clown in this interview, they should change the description to "Kanye stopped by TO GRILL Charlamagne Tha God".

                                                                                        • Aleksander Olsen
                                                                                          Aleksander Olsen  4 days back

                                                                                          He goes at the same corporations when him and his wife's family promoting their brands on a regular through social media

                                                                                          • Gold Race Network
                                                                                            Gold Race Network  4 days back

                                                                                            Gold Race is active.

                                                                                            • INTR1NSIC RULES
                                                                                              INTR1NSIC RULES  4 days back

                                                                                              Crazy how people at the time called Ye stupid and crazy, yet 6 years later, the breakfast clubs ignorance shines heavily and Ye is in a position where what he said is heavily validated.

                                                                                              • ISLAND BOY BLooda
                                                                                                ISLAND BOY BLooda  5 days back

                                                                                                Hes thinkin out the box