Rapper Kanye West spoke to Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club Friday, saying he is developing a video game inspired by the single, “Only One,” which is about his late mother.
Kanye told the radio show’s hosts he wrote “Only One” after his mother and grandmother, who has also passed away, spoke to him through a vision about his daughter, North West.
That’s when Kanye gave the scoop about the game, which he says will allow gamers to assist his mother in finding her place in Heaven.
Right now I’m working on a video game for Only One, and the idea is, it’s my mother going through the gates of Heaven, and you gotta bring her to the highest gates of Heaven by holding her to the light.
“You know, we’ve been working on it for like six months,” he finished.
West has reportedly had an interest in video game production since he was 12 years old. In an interview with Details Magazine in 2009, Kanye described a previous idea for an adult-themed Super Mario Bros. adaptation:
“My game was very sexual. The main character was, like, a giant penis. It was like Mario Brothers, but the ghosts were, like, vaginas,” he said.
Mind you, I’m 12 years old, and this is stuff 30-year-olds are programming. You’d have to draw in and program every little step — it literally took me all night to do a step, ’cause the penis, y’know, had little feet and eyes.
In the hour-long Breakfast Club interview, West also spoke to the show about his clothing line, his “angst” for the world, and his wife Kim Kardashian, whom he described as “a visionary.”
“Only One” was released in December, and is a collaboration with former Beatle Paul McCartney.
Watch Kanye’s entire interview below: