Paul McCartney Compares Kanye West to John Lennon

Who would have thought that one of the most influential musicians of all time would team up with one of the most controversial? Well, it’s a dream (or a nightmare, depending on who you ask) come true – Paul McCartney and Kanye West have been making music together, and it seems they are in it to win it.

Rolling Stone reports that Paul McCartney recently sat down with The Sun in a tell-all interview about the new bromance. McCartney talked about their writing process, how a classic Beatles song inspired the duos’ tune “Only One”, and his initial thoughts on working with one of the most controversial names in pop music.

He compared West to the late ex-Beatle’s band mate John Lennon – “When I wrote with John, he would sit down with a guitar. I would sit down. We’d ping-pong till we had a song. [Working with West] was like that.”

McCartney spoke of how the duo shared stories and eventually the room was electric with feels – having both lost their mothers, the two found some common ground. McCartney told West the story of a dream he had of his late mother that inspired the unforgettable Beatles 1970 hit song “Let It Be”. Inspired by the story and their everlasting brotherly love, the two sat down to write their first single together entitled “Only One”.

Paul seemed to be initially apprehensive about working with West – “My first thought was, ‘Whoa, what am I going to get into here,'” The supergroup managed to stay together and have gone on to work on the song “All Day” and a track alongside Rihanna called “FourFiveSeconds”. As humble as can be, 72-year-old McCartney also said, “I realized if it didn’t work out we’d just say so and shake hands and leave.”

Kanye, on the other hand, sent waves through the industry once again with his appearance at the iHeartMedia Music Summit hosted in Burbank, California back in January. West, known for his extremely eccentric personality, claimed to have at one point asked the music legend, “What was p**** like in the 60s?” While not as enlightened or articulate as McCartney’s narrative, the unlikely duo seems to have found a rhythm with making music together. So, it seems this dream (or nightmare, it’s definitely still debatable) may never end.

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