Just when we thought Kanye West’s ego couldn’t get anymore out of control, Paul McCartney has gone and compared him to John Lennon.
What were you thinking, Paul?!
Speaking to The Sun, the 72-year-old Beatles legend explained that working with the 37-year-old reminded him of when he would write with his late band mate.
He said: “When I wrote with John, he would sit down with a guitar. I would sit down. We’d ping-pong till we had a song. It was like that.”
Paul did admit, however, that he initially had reservations about working with Kanye – namely down to his chequered reputation.
He explained: “My first thought was, ‘Woah, what am I going to get into here?’
“He is amazingly talented but controversial and can make eccentric moves. I realised if it didn’t work out we’d just say so and shake hands and leave.”
Fortunately, things did in fact work out for the two, thanks to Paul sharing the story of how he wrote ‘Let It Be’.
“We sat around and talked an awful lot just to break the ice,” he said. One of the stories I told him was about how I happened to have written ‘Let It Be’.
“My mum came to me in a dream when she’d died years previously. I was in a bit of a state — it was the Sixties and I was overdoing it.
“In the dream she said, ‘Don’t worry it’s all going to be fine, just let it be.’ And I woke up and thought, ‘Woah’ and wrote the song.
“I told Kanye this and he said, ‘I’m going to write a song with my mum.’ So then I sat down at the piano.”
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