During the engaging conversation, T.I. was prompted to reflect on his experience collaborating with a younger Kanye West. He candidly shared his perspective, stating, “Kanye was cool to hear man. I ain’t even gonna cap. Kanye was — how can I say — he was more conversational. He read the room a lot better.”
However, T.I. noted a transformation in Kanye’s behavior over time. He elaborated, “It feel like Ye, y’know, he got to a point where he just stopped reading the room and just gave everything everywhere, y’know what I mean?”
Recalling a specific instance, T.I. recalled hearing Kanye West, the creative force behind Yeezy, previewing his earlier compositions prior to their public release. “He was just so excited playing it, and I’m listening, and when I heard ‘Jesus Walks,’ I said, ‘man he gonna either do really well or extremely bad.’”
T.I.’s insights emphasize Kanye West’s journey from being an astute observer of his surroundings to a more uninhibited and unfiltered creative spirit. This evolution, as highlighted by T.I., reflects the artist’s intricate development over time.