Kanye west has been talking, sharing and CONFUSING us for the last few days now. From his TWEETS to soundbytes from interviews, we are getting a pretty uneven, wapred SENSE of who Kanye is TODAY. Where he is NOW in his point of LIFE and living and CREATIVITY. Kanye sat down with author and radio/tv personality Charlamagne tha God to discuss a plethora of topics, from Barack Obama, to his tensions with Beyonce and Jay-Z to mental health and all! This INTERVIEW runs the GAMUT on human emotion , confusion, fear, acceptance and MORE. Take a LOOK and LISTEN to see if you can figure out just where Kanye is TODAY.
We have all READ or heard about Kanye’s feelings about Barack Obama as of late. Here is what Ye had to say about Former President Obama:
Kanye took a moment to talk about feeling upset when Barack Obama called him a jackass and never invited him to the White House. “Obama came to me before he ran for office, and he met with me and my mother to let me know he was gonna run for office, because I am his favorite artist of all time, because I am the greatest artist of all time,” he says. At the 57:00 mark, addressing Obama directly, he adds, “You know I’m your favorite, but I’m not safe. But that’s why you love me. So just tell me you love me, and tell the world you love me. Don’t tell the world I’m a jackass. I’m fighting hard enough. Something about me going on stage was similar to what you were doing, because I’m fighting to break the simulation.”
Kanye & Jay-Z:
“I haven’t seen him, but I can feel him.”
“I’m not using this interview to put any negative things [out there],” he insists. “If it’s family, you’re not gonna miss a wedding… That one thing happens, then another thing happens, then another thing happens, and you start coming up with all sorts of crazy ideas in your head.” He points out that he’s “obviously the crazy cousin you can’t bring nowhere,” but that not having his “big brother” at his wedding hurt him.
Kanye Talks about his MENTAL HEALTH:
Speaking on his current health and well-being after a 2016 hospitalization, Kanye says, “I think I’m in a stronger place than I ever was, after the breakdown or as I like to say, the breakthrough.” He explains that the hospitalization was caused by a combination of “fear, stress, control, being controlled, [and] manipulation.”
“I just wanted to say like there was elements about going to the hospital and having a breakdown or a breakthrough that was fire,” he notes at the nine minute mark. “It was incredible, the feeling.” Speaking on the negative perceptions of mental health issues and the words used to describe them, he adds, “I wanna change the stigma of crazy and I wanna change the stigma of mental health, period. Best believe I’m gonna take the stigma off the word crazy. People will take something that’s enlightened, put it in a different context, and then call it crazy to try to diminish the impact and the value of what I’m actually saying.”