Kanye West Talks Beck, Amber Rose, His New Album, and More in New Interview [Updated]

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Kanye West returned to Power 105.1's "The Breakfast Club" this morning for the first time since 2013, and, as usual, it brought out the best and worst from the notoriously uncensored artist — from Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian's relationship and details on his new music to comments on Amber Rose and Tyga. Here are some of the highlights from the nearly hour-long interview.

On Amber Rose's recent comments:

She's just soaking in the moment. If Kim had dated me when I first wanted to be with her, it wouldn't be an Amber Rose ... It's hard for a woman to want to be with someone that with Amber Rose. She wasn't sending me no pictures. I had to take 30 showers before I got with Kim. But I just wanna be respectful, man.

On Tyga and Kylie Jenner's reported underage relationship:

I think he got in early, I think he was smart. They're closer in age than a lot of relationships I know. I knew Tyga was smart, you know.

On Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian's relationship:

They love each other, they respect each other. When Beyonce's working on her album, she has pictures of Kim on the wall because Kim represents powerful women. Kim plays "7/11" for our daughter. They definitely respect each other, but maybe there's a Lebron James-Kobe [Bryant] element to it, but I can't say that.

On potentially making an album with Drake:

The "Wolves" song came from a conversation that me and Drake had about doing an album together. And the album was called Wolves. It might happen 'cause I threw that out there. But he's probably gonna be mad that I mentioned it on your show ... And I got this one song with Young Thug that I think we're gonna put on Rihanna's album.

On his new album:

It's about 80 percent done. Release dates are played out. The surprise will be the surprise.

On Beck:

The other day I went out to dinner with Taylor Swift and ironically they were playing the Beck album in the background. I was like, "Man, this is kind of good. I ain't gonna lie" ... I got his number, and I'm supposed to call him, but just keep forgetting.

On not speaking out about police brutality:

My dad emailed me and said stay out of it. That's my only parent, so I have to listen to him. I think he was just trying to be protective of his son. I can't run in front of every single bullet. But it's definitely gonna be on there [the new album].

Update: A new clip, recorded live, seems to reveal Kanye confirming Tyga and Kylie Jenner's relationship: "I think they're in love, man. You can't tell nobody ... " he says. The clip appears to have been edited out of the video Power 105.1 later uploaded (there is a visible jump in the video at about 29:10).