L.A. Reid Labels Kanye West One of The Greatest of All Time & Talks Rihanna
Kanye West isn’t the only person who has a strong opinion on who’s the ‘greatest of all time’. L.A. Reid has his say so on one of his favorites out there too, and it’s none-other-than Kanye West.
He names West one of the greatest of all time. “Kanye West is, for me, one of the greatest – if not the greatest – performers, entertainers, musicians of all-time. He’s right up there with the greats,” Reid compares Kanye to Prince. “[West is] hip-hop, he’s not the same thing [as Prince]. He doesn’t play guitar, he doesn’t play piano. He’s not that kind of performer, but for hip-hop he is a king.”
If you’re having a hard time finding Kanye West’s talent, then maybe you’ll figure it out in the near future; according to L.A. Reid. “People may not recognize it today, but I promise you a few years from now, we’ll look back and say, ‘Oh my god – what an amazing, amazing talent!’ Now, people love Kanye for sure, but he’s great… on the level of Prince… but modern day.”
He also dishes out his experience with Rihanna when she auditioned to get signed. Reid, who also discovered Justin Bieber, says he signed the popstar because of her eyes. Watch the full interview below with Access Hollywood.