Kanye West moved to tears during upcoming interview with Zane Lowe

Interview with rapper airs on BBC Radio 1 on February 26 at 7pm

Kanye West was moved to tears during an upcoming interview on Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 show.

The rapper was talking about Louise Wilson, a British professor of fashion design at Central St Martins, who passed away last year, when he succumbed to his emotions.

A BBC source has confirmed to NME that the rapper says this was the first time he has cried in an interview but was happy for the segment to be kept in the edited version, which will air on BBC Radio 1 at 7pm on Thursday 26 February.

West was previously interviewed by Lowe in 2013 following the release of his album ‘Yeezus’. Throughout that interview, West spoke at length on everything from the glass ceiling for black artists in the music industry to his own fashion projects, his perceived megalomania, his creative ambitions and his partner, Kim Kardashian.

West performed new track ‘All Day’ at last night’s Brit Awards ceremony. The performance sparked debate after large segments were muted live on air due to a repeated use of swear words.

Last week, West claimed that his forthcoming seventh LP is “80 per cent done” and will be released as a “surprise album”. In an interview with US radio station Power 105.1, the rapper said: “[It’s gonna be] bars, songs, cookout music that just feels good. My last album was a protest to music, I was like ‘I’m gonna take my ball and go home’… This album is embracing the music, joy. Being of service to the people. I just hope people like it and enjoy it.”