Kanye: 'Madonna Is The Greatest Visual Musical Artist'
West has heaped praise on Madge during Steve McQueen chat...
During his chat with director Steve McQueen for Interview magazine, Yeezy spoke very fondly of the Queen of Pop when addressing the topic of his own contribution to popular culture.
Speaking of Madge, the Bound 2 rapper exclaimed: "Madonna, I think, is the greatest visual musical artist that we've ever had.
"If you look at her photo log, the photographers that she was able to work with throughout her career framed her in the proper way. It was the proper context.
"It was that visual that made sure that everything was gonna cut through in a certain way."
West went on to speak of his other talents, aside from rapping, explaining: "I'm a trained fine artist. I went to art school from the time I was 5 years old. I was, like, a prodigy out of Chicago.
"I'd been in national competitions from the age of 14. I got three scholarships to art schools - to St. Xavier, to the American Academy of Art, and to the Art Institute of Chicago - and I went to the American Academy of Art.
"So the joke that I've actually played on everyone is that the entire time, I've actually just been a fine artist."
He added: "I just make sonic paintings, and these sonic paintings have led me to become whatever people think of when you say 'Kanye West'."