Kendrick Lamar is perparing for the upcoming Grammys, for which he is nominated in six categories including Best New Artist, Album of the Year, Best Rap Album, and Best Rap Song. Kendrick sat down with Jeff Weiss of The Hollywood Reporter to chop it up on various topics like Kanye West and preferring to live frugally despite all the fame and success.

With the riches that come with the rap game, Kendrick Lamar has stayed true to himself. "I'm most comfortable when I'm Plain Jane in my Nike Cortez and my white tees," the Compton-raised 26-year-old says. "That's who I am and the era I came from. I always have to remind myself of that. I thought I wanted jewelry and cars, but as soon as I got a taste, I realized it wasn't fulfillment. A thrill is being as creative as possible and supporting the people I love."

He also spoke on his relationship with Kanye West, a rapper he admires and toured with on the Yeezus Tour. "Kanye taught me to never to downplay your ideas," Kendrick Lamar says during an interview. "I learned to always stay as creative as possible and never have any boundaries. Those things that people called 'rants' on-stage are real conversations that we had behind closed doors -- about business and how when you get to a certain level people won't want to see you break through because they only see you as a rapper."

Check out the full interview with Kendrick Lamar in the video above.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter