Kanye West appeared on the View yesterday to talk about his upcoming tour with Lady Gaga and his album 808s & Heartbreak.
At about the 4:04 mark, Sherri Shephard asks Kanye about Kris Allen’s rendition of “Heartless”.
After viewing a clip of Kris’s performance–with a big, big smile on his face–Kanye said, “Everyone who sings the song sings it better than me.” Kanye added, “The Fray, one of my favorite rock bands, covered it, and that song got played on American Idol twice.”
He went on to compare his tunes to Broadway and country melodies, and mimicked what the song would sound like done country. Stick to rap Kanye!
Kanye got a little more specific to Kris when he told USA Today, “I’m so happy that he performed it on his road to victory. I’m just really happy that he involved my song. That my songs are a part of people’s consciousness spirit like that is amazing.”