Paul McCartney said Oprah Winfrey advised him against working with Kanye West because of his prolific use of the N-word.
In a recent interview with BBC radio, the former “Beatles” member was telling the host about how he and West made the song “All Day” when he brought up how Winfrey said he shouldn’t work with him because of his word choices.
“I get this track back, a thing called ‘All Day,'” McCartney said. “He’s taken my melody and he’s made it seriously urban, which is funny because the lyrics use the N-word — a lot.”
“People like Oprah, who’s a little conservative about that stuff, said, ‘You shouldn’t do it, even black people shouldn’t use that word.'”
“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.”
“I love Kanye and he loves me,” he continued. “He’s a monster — he’s a crazy guy who comes up with great stuff so he inspires me.”