Kanye West said he had a little more "angst" than Paul McCartney on their collaboration FourFiveSeconds and Only One.

"We just went in and we vibed out," the rapper said, in a recent interview with Ryan Seacrest, as reported by Rolling Stone.

"As you can see, I might be a little bit more 'angst' than Paul. And remember the last time when Paul had somebody really 'angst' working with him, the type of music they made?"

Seacrest duly asked to whom West was he referring, and his co-host, Ellen K, correctly supplied John Lennon.

"Hey, everyone, America, I'm not comparing myself to John Lennon," West continued. "I'm just saying I'm 'angst' a bit like John Lennon.

"And the tension, the 'salt and pepper' - I mean, maybe that's bad because it sounds like 'black and white' - but the tension creates a new magic. The pressure creates the diamond from the coal. And he (McCartney) came in with the best vibes ever."