Kanye West made a lot of bold claims during an appearance on Zane Lowe’s Apple Music Beats 1 show.
The rapper, who is gearing up to release his latest album, Jesus Is King (which was supposed to arrive in September), joined the host to chat about everything from premarital sex, his own sex addiction and becoming President one day.
While speaking of his process while making the record, West revealed that this time was slightly different. “There was times I was asking people not to have premarital sex while I was working on the album,” he said.
Adding, “There’s times where I went to people that were working on other projects and said ‘Can you just work and focus on this?’ I thought if we could all focus and fast… families who pray together stay together.”
The premarital sex conversation quickly morphed into the topic of his own sex addiction. West also blamed his sex addiction on that infamous moment with Taylor Swift at the 2009 VMAs.
“That was such a script out of a rock star’s life,” he said. “My mom had passed a year before. And I said some people drown themselves in drugs, and I drown myself in my addiction: sex.”
And while the sex addiction is in West’s past, he’s looking toward the future, as the President of the United States.
But if he wins the election, he said, “I will remember… any founder that didn’t have the capacity to understand culturally what we’re doing.”
West also touched on his newfound “service to Christ”, “Now that I’m in service to Christ, my job is to spread the gospel, to let people know what Jesus has done for me. I’ve spread a lot of things. There was a time I was letting you know what high fashion had done for me, I was letting you know what the Hennessey had done for me, but now I’m letting you know what Jesus has done for me, and in that I’m no longer a slave, I’m a son now, a son of God. I’m free.”
He continued, “The most space that I had to think is when I went to the hospital. One of the things that happened when I went to the hospital is I started reading the Bible and I started writing and copying out Bible verses and a person came to my house that wasn’t a Christian and told me come over, and 30 minutes later I was in handcuffs headed to the hospital. Now this person very well may have saved my life because when you’re in an episode you could jump off the side of a balcony you can stab your eye out you can do a lot of things when you’re ramped up like that, but one of the things that people do now is they try to discriminate against my mind and my thoughts because of that moment.”
Jesus Is King, the upcoming ninth studio album from West, drops on Friday, alongside his new IMAX film, “Jesus Is King: A Kanye West Experience”.
Listen to West’s entire interview with Lowe here.