Lou Reed thinks Kanye West’s “Yeezus” is “majestic and inspiring.” Reed found time to write a 2,000-word review for “The Talkhouse” where he expresses his views on Ye’s set.
Reed said: “There are moments of supreme beauty and greatness on this record, and then some of it is the same old sh*t. It’s like farting. It’s another dare. I dare you to like this. Very perverse.”
“With this album, it’s now that you like me, I’m going to make you unlike me. It’s a dare. It’s braggadoccio. Axl Rose has done that too, lots of people have. ‘I Am a God’ — I mean, with a song title like that, he’s just begging people to attack him.”
“Some lyrical references, like ‘getting head from nuns and eating Asian pussy with sweet and sour sauce,’ which might be funny to a 14-year-old but has nothing to do with me. C’mon, he’s just having fun. That’s no more serious than if he said he’s going to drop a bomb on the Vatican.”