Lyor Cohen Says Kanye West Has "Amazing" Music & Addresses Controversial Make America Great Again Hat Pic –

Music mogul Lyor Cohen has finally provided some context behind a now-infamous pic of himself, Universal Music Group CEO Lucian Grainge and Kanye West donning a Make America Great Again hat.

In a new interview, Cohen explained how he had no idea the private pic would go out to the masses.

“Isn’t that scuba for when you’re in the water and you’re all good?” he said. “We were [in Calabasas] because Kanye wanted to play us some music. I was on the way to the restroom and there was Lucian and Kanye was coming out, and he said, ‘Oh wow, we’re all together. Let’s take a photo.’ I thought he was going to take a photo and send it to Lucian and myself. I had no idea that he was going to put that on social media.” (Pitchfork)

we got love pic.twitter.com/Edk0WGscp6

— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 25, 2018

Lyor also provided some insight on the new music Yeezy’s has on deck.

Cohen then described the new music Kanye played him as “amazing,” and commented, “I don’t love his politics but I was really impressed with the music. I think he’s doing himself a disservice by not leading with the music.” (Pitchfork)

A few days ago, Kanye West shared some in-studio footage of himself making new tunes.

pic.twitter.com/o5GyOkB2hg

— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) May 15, 2018

The same day, Kanye revealed he ditched his phone in order to complete new music.

for anyone whose tried to text or call me in the past 2 weeks I got rid of that phone so I could focus on these albums

— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) May 15, 2018