Tiffed Rottweiler with a turntable, Kanye West put on a super secret impromptu listening party during Switzerland’s annual Art Basel fair, where attendees got not just an earful of his new album Yeezus, but his newfound philosophies on celebrity.
One of which was to explain why he always looks like he’s going to break through your computer screen and capsize your office desk in 99% of the photos he's in.
“I only frown because paparazzi ask me dumba$$ sh*t all the time,” he explained, “and I think about changing the world, and I think about what I can do to make things better.”
Later he previewed samples of his newest songs, even taking the stage to perform his latest track “New Slaves.” Let’s just glaze over the ironic fact that this song in particular has the rapper unleashing lyrics like “I’d rather be in the factory than the Maybach” and “F*** the Hamptons House” at the multi-millionaires-attended Art Basel, where the wealthiest folk in the world gather once a year to preview $2 billion worth of artwork that will eventually be hung in the foyers of their houses in the Hamptons.
You can watch an acapella performance of it here. There’s no paparazzi in sight and true to his remarks, he flashes a few smiles here and there: