Kanye West stopped by Steve Harvey‘s radio show this morning, and while he was there, he announced that he might be touring as soon as September. “You know my tour game is strong,” he said. “My tour game is unprecedented. So we’re going to go out in September I believe, and we’re just working on some of the ideas right now. But as I said before, I’m trying to literally inspire these kids the way Disney inspired me when I saw the original Star Wars.” Although rumors have been swirling for months that an official The Life of Pablo tour was on the horizon, this is the first update we’re hearing directly from Kanye with a concrete time frame.
During the interview, he also touched on his relationship with Kirk Franklin, and his disregard for critics. “There’s critics and then there’s artists. I kick a critic out the studio. I didn’t read one review on my fashion show. I didn’t read one review on The Life of Pablo. The only review is someone waking up in the morning and listening to ‘Ultralight Beam,'” he said.
He also address his past beef with Wiz Khalifa. “You know how you would feel if someone was talking about your wife. Did I take it too far? You know what, I’m from 79th street Chicago… I can’t say that if someone says ‘F you,’ I can’t say I’m not gonna say the exact same thing back,” he said. Nonetheless, he sounded pretty apologetic about his treatment of Wiz. “I really want to stress the amount of respect that I have for parents. There is no concept of anyone beating up on someone else’s child or that type of concept. So everyday I feel more deeply deeply apologetic about that concept, because I only want to put out positive concepts.”
You can check out Kanye’s full radio interview above, and stay tuned for more on the tour as additional details come out. We’ve reached out to reps for Kanye regarding the tour and will continue to update the story as more information is available.