Kanye West Compares Himself to Michelangelo on "Late Night"

“I give you paintings, sonic paintings. You know, I have synesthesia. I can see sound in front of me," Kanye said.

By Justin Ray
|  Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014  |  Updated 12:18 PM CDT
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Hip hop artist Kanye West appears on "Late Night" with host Seth Meyers on February 25, 2014.

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On the second episode of "Late Night With Seth Meyers," Kanye West stopped by for a surprisingly calm interview followed by a not so surprisingly wild performance which involved the controversial rapper tossing stage equipment.

But before he treated the audience to a show, he sat down with Meyers and gave an interview equally as captivating.

When asked how his approach to fashion differs from music, Kanye said with a vacant stare, "Everything in the world is exactly the same."

"All right, great," Meyers said. "I don't think we're done, but I'm gonna sign off."

“I give you paintings, sonic paintings," Kanye continued. "You know, I have synesthesia. I can see sound in front of me."

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Kanye then compared himself to Michelangelo and explained that he felt constrained by his celebrity status.

Meyers also talked about Kanye's daughter with fiancée Kim Kardashian, 7-month-old North West. The late night show host asked if Kanye's music will become more kid friendly in the future.

"Are you the new Wiggles?" Meyers joked.

"It would be like if you (asked) Quentin Tarantino, 'You going to make G-rated movies?' It's Quentin Tarantino!" Kanye said, insisting that cursing is necessary for his music.

Meyers also replayed a sketch Kanye came up with the idea for and appeared in on Saturday Night Live in which the rapper interrupts award speeches, parodying his infamous Taylor Swift VMA incident.

Finally, West delivered an electric performance in front of pulsing strobe lights that included a medley of past hits such as: "Stronger," "All of the Lights," "Heartless,"and "Black Skinhead."

At the end -- in true Kanye fashion -- the rapper threw the mic and the mic stand before exiting the stage.

Watch Kanye's interview below.

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