In a rare interview, Kanye West is telling all about his feud with Drake and his connection to God.
West sat down with Zane Lowe for Apple Music Beats 1 in his Wyoming ranch. He said of his feud with Drake, “God is funny. Drake literally lives four blocks down street from me. That shows God has a sense of humor cause we had a rivalry.” He later revealed, “You cannot be in service to God and be mad at your brother. I go to Drake’s house, walk over there with no security, ‘Here’s my phone number.’ I’m not trying to ring door bell. He might be busy.”
He added, “I can’t stand with something on my spirit for more than a day. I can’t sleep on it. I have to express it. Me and Drake had the disagreement and he refused to talk to me for 6 months. That was so painful because expressing yourself is a form of therapy for people with mental health.”
West also talked his addiction to sex, saying, “Like for me Playboy was my gateway into full on pornography addiction. My dad had a Playboy left out at age five and it’s affected almost every choice I made for the rest of my life. From age five til now, having to kick the habit and it just presents itself in the open like it’s ok and I stand up and say, ‘No, it’s not ok.'”
He added, “I think when people have been addicted to something like, if you ask somebody that’s a drug addict it’s like you say, ‘Are you still addicted?’ Well yeah, you turn it off actually. It’s like, with God I’ve been able to beat things that had a full control of me. You know that Playboy that I found when I was 5-years-old was written all over the moment when I was at the MTV awards with the Timberlands, the Balmain jeans, before people was rocking Balmain jeans, and the Hennessy bottle. It’s like that was such a script out of a rockstar’s life. My mom had passed a year before and I said some people drown themselves in drugs. And I drowned myself in my addiction [to sex].”
He also talked about moving to Wyoming, saying, “[Los Angeles] feels a bit cramped for my mind. When you drove here you, you didn’t see a lot of extra noise. It was the road, and then just God. When you see all of the billboards, the traffic billboards, and when I say traffic, I’m talking about the billboards are actually sex trafficking, because if a guy is arguing with his girl, or going through something with his wife, and on one side of the street there’s a billboard for spirits, which is alcohol, and on the other side it’s, ‘call this number’ or it’s a picture of a woman on the billboard and says, ‘Come to this strip club.’ And he goes and he spends some money just to have someone to sit down and talk to him. And at the end of the night when they close up the club they say how much traffic did we have? So there’s all different layers to trafficking.”
West also addressed how his spirituality has messed with his relationship with his family. He said, “A smart man has the ability to pivot to say i think something different now. I don’t think this because it’s the culture. I don’t think North should wear crop tops just because I had her wearing a slip dress when she was 2-years-old. I think and feel differently now, now that I’m Christian, now that I’m founder of a 3 billion dollar organization and married for five years.”
He added, “What I have learned from five years of marriage is it is the greatest bond. It is God bond to be able have someone that you can call on, someone you can call out, someone call you out, equally yolked, someone to complain to and someone to grow with as we grow and raise our children.”
“I started giving myself two curses a day, like it’s a video game. People say God doesn’t have scorecard, [I] gave myself Christian scorecard. Get on the phone, ‘I’m like man they bout to lower my Christian scorecard,'” he continued.
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