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Sir Paul McCartney on Kanye's creative process: 'It reminded me of Andy Warhol'

Music icon Sir Paul McCartney has opened up about working with Kanye West in a new interview with the Rolling Stone magazine.

The pair collaborated on the track 'FourFiveSeconds', along with a couple of other songs, and McCartney explained that it was an unforgettable experience and one that made him think of the late artist Andy Warhol in terms of the creative process:

"We had a few afternoons at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The only deal I made with Kanye was that if it doesn't work, we won't tell anyone."

"I didn't know his system. I'd heard things like, 'He's got a room full of guys working on riffs, and he walks around going, 'I like that one.'?' It reminded me of Andy Warhol, these artists who use students to paint their backgrounds and things. It's a well-used technique. I thought, 'I don't know how I'm going to fit into that, but let's see. Here goes nothing."

When asked if he would consider West to be a genius, McCartney added: "I don't throw that word around [laughs]. I think he's a great artist. Take "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy". I played it when I was cooking, and it was like, 'This is good. There's some really innovative stuff.' When the word came from his people, through my people [laughs], I thought, 'Let's give it a go.'"

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Watch West and McCartney working together below:


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