After much controversy since his return to Twitter, Kanye West decided to sit down for two interviews to clear the air. What followed isn’t exactly what the world anticipated from the rapper.
Kanye West sits with Charlamagne tha God
In the nearly two hour-long interview, the two discuss everything from his his breakdown, to Kanye identifying as a Donald Trump supporter. The whole interview can be watched on YouTube or at the dedicated site WeGotLove.com.
Here are some of the highlights from the interview:
On what caused his 2016 public breakdown
“Fear, stress, being controlled, manipulation….Like being a pawn in a chess piece of life. The concept of competition, and being in competition with so many elements at one time… the situation with my wife in Paris and all the elements of like, you’re feeling helpless.”
“I think to do the rants were brave…Feeling is more important than thought. I had enough of the politics. And that’s the world that we’re at in right now. people are speaking their truth, people expressing themselves, and I been waiting for this, I been waiting for this moment.”
On his issues with Obama
Obama was in office for eight years and nothing in Chicago changed.
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 25, 2018
“Obama came to me before he ran for office, to me and my mother, … because I am his favorite artist, because I am the greatest artist of all time….so Obama is like, ‘Ye … I want your support.’ ” Kanye says he was offended by video of Obama calling him a jackass. He adds, “The same person that sat down with me and my mom I think should have communicated with me directly.”
“The fact that he won, its like it proves something. It proves that anything is possible in America.When I see an outsider infiltrate, I connect with that… Virgil working at Louis Vuitton, Trump in office, it’s time for the unconventional. I’m not a traditional thinker, I’m a nonconformist”
On what College Dropout Kanye would think of him now
“I think he’d be happy, satisfied, and he would believe it. You know how people say, I wouldn’t believe it. I’ve always believed it.”