It’s no secret that Paul McCartney and Kanye West have a great working relationship.
Though in a recent interview, Paul revealed that he didn’t expect Kanye to sample him in his “All Day” video, and that he was a little torn on how he felt about it.
“I get this track back, a thing called ‘All Day’: he’s taken my melody and he’s made it seriously urban, which is funny because the lyrics use the N-word – a lot! ‘How long have you been at the mall? All day, n-word.’ It’s a great record, sonically it’s brilliant, but quite a few people said, ‘You can’t be connected with this, there’s, like, 40 N-words.”
‘Ye made the song in a series of recording sessions with Paul, where he says he had whistled the melody from one of the songs he had composed for The Beatles that went unused. He didn’t expect Kanye to use it, but he did.
Even though he agrees that the lyrics were very explicit, he sees the use of the n-word has a poetic license:
“I said, Yeah, but it’s Kanye! And 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.”
We knew Paul was down.