Watch Kanye West and T.I. Create “Ye vs. the People” in the Studio
On Friday (April 27), Kanye West premiered his new T.I.-assisted song, "Ye vs. the People." The track finds the two going back and forth as they debate Yeezy's recent support for President Donald Trump. Now, on Tuesday (May 1), the Chicago rapper shared a behind the scenes video of the making of the track.
The video features, Kanye, T.I., producers Pi'erre Bourne and Mike Dean and a few more people in what appears to be Yeezy's Calabasas, Calif. office. Early in the video, Tip tries to understand why Kanye is giving his support to Trump and tells him that people will be hurt by it.
When the Windy City rapper said "half the shit Trump does" he doesn't agree with, T.I. quickly asked him what half he does agree with. "Just the ability to do what no one said you could do. To do the impossible is the most inspiring thing to me," Kanye said.
Elsewhere during their chat, Kanye speaks about his decision to wear a "Make America Great Again" hat and what him sporting it represents. "When I wear that hat, it's like a fight for equality. Like, 'Oh, I can wear this hat too,'" he said.
Later in the video, Yeezy and Tip begin recording "Ye vs. the People," which was done by each rapper individually sitting down to spit their part. Kanye also gave T.I. a few tips, telling him where he should jump in the song with his counter points.
Check out the video of Kanye and T.I. creating "Ye vs. the People" below.
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