You couldn't exactly call Kanye West modest, but he did have a moment on the Zane Lowe BBC Radio 1 show on thursday where he lost his reserve and broke down, taking a break from the chat before he returned saying, 'That’s never happened to me in an interview before."
So why the tears? Firstly Kanye sounded emotional embarking on his frequent diatribe about fashion companies not taking him seriously because of his celebrity standing. He went on a more humble track, apologising for the inflated prices of his Adidas collection, even agreeing that "nothing should be exclusive."
But it was the subject of late Central Saint Martins Professer, Louise Wilson OBE that brought him to tears. He went to Hakkasan restaurant ("my favourite") with her once and it is his belief that "she knew she was going to pass, and wanted to give me some words of advice moving forward". Kanye had huge respect for Professer Wilson, acknowledging her as “the baddest professor of all time of any fashion school ever,” and it was '"kinda hard" for him to talk about her.
Having failed to obtain a fashion MA himself from Central St. Martins (apprently he was rejected for being too famous), Kanye missed out on an accolade that would have put him in standing with fellow Louise Wilson alumni including Alexander McQueen, Christopher Kane and Stella McCartney.