Kanye West recently featured on Joe Rogan's podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, and it was an absolutely huge chat.
The pair spoke for nearly three hours, and they covered a range of topics, with Joe giving Kanye a platform to share his thoughts on everything under the sun.
Kanye's most passionate moment throughout the podcast was a surprise, though. He got animated when talking about Star Wars - specifically, the much-maligned prequels. You've probably seen the memes about the Star Wars prequels, and Kanye's had enough of the slander.
Kanye says, “They said that George Lucas’ prequels are worse than the corporate made Star Wars movies. Like Revenge of the Sith? We saw how Darth Vader was made! I watched that 10 times during COVID! Even the prequels are better than anything … I’m sorry Disney, Star Wars design team … this is George! This is his baby.
“That thing was set in his heart to show us as children a hero’s journey. These ‘how can we run it back’ … you know there are people at Disney who’ve left and said, ‘Every time there’s a new idea, there’s an unproven idea.’ They’ll get to ‘Toy Story 800,000’ and ‘Frozen trillion’ before they get a new concept to take a chance on.”
Kanye was making a wider point about embracing new and different ideas with his Star Wars rant. However, we've seen those early Star Wars films. They were great at the time, but we're not sure how much they hold up. You be the judge.
If you're looking to watch Kanye's full rant about Star Wars, you'll find it at the 1-hour 13-minute mark. Other topics covered include Kanye's recent albums Jesus Is King and Jesus Is Born, and his current run for the presidency.