In an interview for the BBC’s “Mastertapes” series, PAUL MCCARTNEY talked about what it’s like working withKANYE WEST.
He wrote the melody for Kanye’s song “All Day”, and he said he was a little surprised when he first heard it. Quote, “I get this track back . . . [and] he’s taken my melody and he’s made it seriously urban . . . the lyrics are like . . . they use the N-word, a lot!”
He said that when some of his friends heard it, they didn’t think he should be associated with it. One of the people he heard that from was OPRAH. She told him, quote, “You shouldn’t do it, even black people shouldn’t use that word.”
But he told her, quote, “Yeah, but it’s Kanye!”
Paul decided it was cool because, quote, “he’s talking about an urban generation that uses that word in a completely different way. It’s the context. So I was actually pleased with it.'”