Kanye West‘s album rollouts are nothing short of a spectacle. After many delays, It seems like we’re we’re just hours away from his album Jesus Is King actually dropping. In true Kanye fashion, he’s joined Zane Lowe on Apple Music’s Beats 1 Radio for a wild new interview at Kanye’s Wyoming property, and it’s entertaining to say the least. They discussion religion, sex addition, mental health, politics and more.
Kanye revealed he’s planning a “Sunday Service album, Jesus Is Born [is coming on] Christmas. It’s coming.” So stay tuned for more music in the same realm of his newfound Christianity to come soon. He also said he’s “likely” to run for president in 2024… From there he went on to deliver a goldmine of quotes. Kanye revealed that “there were times where I was asking people not to have premarital sex while they were working on the album.” Certainly not the typical request from a collaborator, but I’m also not in the lest bit surprised.
He went on to speak on Virgil being chosen by Arnault, saying “It was supposed to be me. I was the Louis Vuitton Don.”
See some highlights below and check out the full interview here.
“And now—I am unquestionably, undoubtedly, the greatest human artist of all time. It’s not even a question at this point. It’s just a fact. For the greatest artist in human existence to put a red hat on was God’s practical joke to all liberals. Like, ‘Nooo, not Kanye!’”
“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.”
“There will be a time when I will be President of the U.S. and I will remember… any founder that didn’t have the capacity to understand culturally what we’re doing.”
“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 to now, having to kick the habit. It just presents itself in the open like it’s OK. I stand up and say ‘You know, it’s not OK.'”
“Me and Drake had this disagreement and he refused to speak to me for six months. That was so painful…You cannot be in service to God and be mad at your brother next door…I go to Drake’s house with no security and just leave my number.”
“I thought I was the god of culture but really culture was my god . . . What is a culture today? What are some of the major things that it includes and all of the major points of what might make the culture?Taking a knee at a football game, wearing expensive clothes, rapping about—just rap, period—making money from rap, making money from basketball, buying jewelry. Using social media is a very major part of the culture. To be down with or part of the culture, you have to use social media. None of these things that you need to be involved in order to be down with the culture are owned by black people. So who designed the culture?”