Kanye West & Cassie Cover Complex Magazine

Published: Friday 10th Aug 2007 by Sam
Both Kanye West and Cassie serve as the cover models for the special edition August / September issue of Complex Magazine. Check out extracts from each of their interviews:

Kanye West

Complex: Anyhow, what’s the last time you heard a record that made you jealous?

Kanye: I know this statement might come off awkward or whatever, people won’t get the exact translation right, but when I saw the Eve video [for “Tambourine”], it made me want to go back and do more shots [on my video] from a style level. She had the Christopher Kane dress, the vintage Chanel glasses. When I saw her style level in that, it made me say, “Damn, I need to step my style level up.” Because it’s not a matter of just guys’ style and girls’ style or black style and white style, it’s a matter of who is the style god period and shit. Read More


Complex: What’s the most hurtful thing that was said?

Cassie: That I slept my way into the industry. I think that’s really vicious. If it had nothing to do with talent, at least it had something to do with charm. But it was never jumping into bed with somebody. That’s just gross. As far as people saying I couldn’t sing, I did a bad job so I couldn’t hate. I was in a tough place for a second. I got really sick and was in the hospital in like November or December. It was stress and exhaustion, and I ended up going home to Connecticut. [Puffy] actually called me up when I was at home and asked me what I wanted to do. I was like, “I want to do another album.” Read More

Kanye’s comments, as well as most of his interview, are sure to raise a few eyebrows. As for Cassie, I feel kinda sorry for her; however, someone needs to explain to me how she got her deal then, because the musical talent just isn’t there – at all.

What do you think of the covers?

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  1. jer. August 10, 2007

    Kanye West is an idiot. This just shows that HAS NO STYLE, he jsut wears what labels give him and he looks whack. There’s no such thing as “stepping your style up,” you either HAVE STYLE or you don’t. Kanye West clearly doesn’t.

  2. More than just a name. August 10, 2007

    even though she couldn’t sing her songs were good and catchy enough for her to at least get a deal. i don’t think anybody bases deals off pure talent anymore..

    & i don’t find what kanye said to be wierd or anything. i understood his point.

  3. bonita August 10, 2007

    Kanye West can’t dress. I don’t know why people really think he’s trendy.

    As for Cassie LOL. That’s what happens when you put yourself out in the public with no talent. The boys will love the photos but we all know this girl has no talent and it’s a shame because there were plenty of girls who auditioned and didn’t get signed by Diddy because they weren’t wiling to suck him off or spread their legs.

  4. Anonymous August 10, 2007

    Diddy signed Cassie because of her music. Ryan Leslie and Cassie (who are f******) made “Me & U”, and Diddy heard it in a club and wanted to see Cassie, cuz the song is f****** hot. He signed her, and got a huge hit with the song. Unfortunately, her album flopped.

  5. facemobb August 11, 2007

    I find it quite ridiculous when people who do not know actual facts; but somehow they always have an opinion about something…Cassie’s ride to the top was not a easy one for her. Facts are facts…she had a model hustle back when she was 14…She took dance and vocal lessons to prepare her for this(Dont Act like ME&U wasnt #1 for how many weeks!!!) Lets not forget that major players in this industry cant really hold notes either who have been around decades(ie Madonna)Cassie just had the right connections and I praise Ryan Leslie for a job well done…(Preach)So continue what you are doing cause you just feed the egos and the album sales of all of these artists…Haters get on your job!!! And check your facts first!!!!

  6. Anonymous August 12, 2007

    Ok here’s a fact she can’t f****** sing!!!! I dont know the facts of how she was signed and all that but it doesnt matter… The music industry is doing nothing but signing pretty faces and the sad part about it is we are feeding into it and making excuses for no talent having people its time for us to wake up!!!! 4real 4real

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