Kanye West is, once again, sharing his anti abortions views, opening up about his GAP collaboration, and he’s even recently revealed that he hires paparazzi.
In a new 44-minute interview with Nick Cannon, West says that he is both “a tone of morality” and “a tone of spirituality,” and says that he’s been reading the Holy Bible since he was hospitalized in 2016. “God brought me to my knees multiple times,” West, said, according to Complex Media. “The first time that I was put in the hospital in 2016, I actually started reading the bible. That was part of what god hit me with. You know, God has a calling on all of us, and he uses us in different ways.”
While some may doubt the reformed Christian’s seemingly new investment in the Lord, he said he likes being “cool,” which is why he has been hammering Forbes to put him on one of its lists. “I’m not gonna lie to you, I like being cool,” West said. “I didn’t go into an environment to come off uncool. Why would I wanna come off uncool if I’ve been telling Forbes for three years to put me on the list, and they intentionally snubbed me off the list? I feel like Forbes kept snubbing me because they wanted to say, ‘We can’t show you a person being successful that didn’t do it the exact way that we told you you need to do it in order to be successful.'”
While an important part of being a Christian is not being judgmental, West said that’s exactly what he likes to do, is judge non-believers, particularly atheists. “I was snubbed by a magazine, but I was recognized by God,” West said. “I would do Sunday Service, and there would be atheists who would come and tell me ‘Well, maybe you shouldn’t mention Jesus’ name so much.’ And that’s all I need to hear. I was like ‘Jesus, Jesus, Jesus!’ Thank you for inciting the riot.”
He also mentioned that he spent $50 million in 2019 alone on Sunday Service performances. “I spent every dime that I have from marketing from Yeezy on Sunday Service. “Every dollar I had. I spent $50 million last year on Sunday Service.” He moved on to discussing his deal with GAP, saying that he became immediately subjected to non-compete clauses in contracts. “Right when I went to GAP, GAP got put on the non-compete for everything,” he said. He then addressed #VirgilAbloh’s move to #LouisVuitton. “Back to, like, when Virgil went to Louis, he had to break me down, bro. And this is what I love about me crying about my daughter, and this is what I love about people ridiculing me about it. Because I need all that. I need all that smoke because I got a big head.”
Later he mentioned that he purchases the services of paparazzi so that he can choose the photos that are published of him. “I know it’s down because of [COVID-19. I am hiring. I’ll buy all the paparazzi companies. I wanna pick all the photos. It’s always been an idea of mine,” West said.
West added that he still maintains his stance on abortion, calling it one of the No.1 causes of “Black genocide.” He says if God didn’t want him to speak on these topics, then He wouldn’t allow it, comparing to his infamous moment where he ran on stage when #TaylorSwift won her award at the 2009 VMAs. “Right now, God is giving me the information, and he ain’t give me no other information. … So that means he wants me to say this now,” West said. “If God ain’t want me to run on stage and say Beyoncé had the best video, he wouldn’t have sat me in the front row. I would’ve been sitting in the back, and they would’ve made it the first award, and he wouldn’t have made it so ridiculous because I had never heard of this person before, and ‘Single Ladies’ is one of the greatest videos of all time. And I was only drinking Hennessy because I didn’t want to go to the awards show because it was a set-up.”
He believes that there is a movement to “take the male opinion out of any conversation.”