*In a recent interview on BBC Radio 4’s Mastertapes, Paul McCartney revealed that Oprah Winfrey advised him to steer clear of the 2015 track “All Day” with Kanye West, because of the song’s rampant use of the N-word.
“I get this track back, a thing called ‘All Day’: he’s taken my melody and he’s made it seriously urban, which is funny because the lyrics use the N-word — a lot!” McCartney explained. “People like Oprah, who’s a little conservative about that stuff, said, ‘You shouldn’t do it, even black people shouldn’t use that word.’ I said, ‘Yeah, but it’s Kanye! And he’s talking about an urban generation that uses that word in a completely different way.’ It’s the context. So I was actually pleased with it.”
McCartney added: “I love Kanye, and he loves me. He’s a monster — he’s a crazy guy who comes up with great stuff, so he inspires me.”
Watch a live performance of “All Day” and McCartney’s interview on BBC Radio 4’s Mastertapes below: