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Paul McCartney describes Kanye as a 'monster'

Paul McCartney describes Kanye as a 'monster'

Paul McCartney has described Kanye West as a "monster" that "inspires" him.

Speaking to Mastertapes for BBC Radio 4, he spoke of the man who he's collaborated on songs 'All Day', 'Only One' and 'FourFiveSeconds'. 

Describing their work together, the former Beatle said: "I get this track back, a thing called 'All Day' [and] he's taken my melody and he's made it seriously urban, which is funny because the lyrics use the N-word - a lot! 'How long have you been at the mall? All day, n-word.'"

McCartney revealed that Oprah Winfrey also warned him against working with the rapper: "It’s a great record, sonically it’s brilliant, but quite a few people said, 'You can’t be connected with this, there’s, like, 40 N-words!' People like Oprah, who are a little conservative about that stuff, she says, ‘You shouldn't do it, even black people shouldn't use that word.’ I said, ‘Yeah, but it's Kanye! And he's talking about an urban generation that uses that word in a completely different way. It's the context. So I was actually pleased with it."


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