The 'Jesus Is King' rapper earlier said that the MAGA hat made him feel like Superman.
In a recent two-hour interview with Zane Lowe for Apple Beats 1 radio, Kanye West shared the possibility of running for President of the United States. The 42-year-old father of four has just released his ninth solo album, Jesus Is King, has claimed to have been saved by Jesus Christ, and has found his faith. According to Newsweek, the rapper said, "There will be a time when I will be the president of the U.S. and I will remember… any founder that didn't have the capacity to understand culturally what we were doing," added West, though he didn't specify who he is referring to.
He went on to say that wearing the "MAGA" hat is "God's practical joke on all liberals." West said, "Now that I'm in service to Christ my job is to spread the gospel. I'm no longer a slave ... I'm a son now, a son of God and I'm free, but this shows you that God is hilarious. Liberals love art and now, I am unquestionably, undoubtedly the greatest human artist of all time. It's just a fact, right? So, to put a red hat on was God's practical joke on all liberals like, 'Nooooo not Kanye!'" West continued. "But those liberals never, we are the same human beings, it's not man versus machine—man is the machine. We are God's imperfect creation because we perish."
Kanye was seen wearing the MAGA hate while meeting Trump in the Oval Office back in October 2018. He went on to say that the hat made him feel like Superman. Kanye received backlash for his statements and support of Donald Trump escpecially from the African American community. According to XXL Magazine, Kanye West had donated money to New Birth Missionary Baptist Church but the Atlanta church decided to redirect the money Morris Brown College where Kanye’s mom, the late Dr. Donda West, taught at as a professor instead and they were strong critics of Donald Trump.
“To say that you unashamedly support Donald Trump...he called the mother continent of Africa a collection of s-hole nations. Smacking the entire diaspora in the year of the anniversary of the year of the return," the church's pastor Jamal Bryant said. "I don’t align with the statements of Kanye West. I don’t endorse it, nor do I subscribe to it. And I am not a runaway slave. To that end, Mr. West made a significant donation to New Birth Cathedral. But I do not want to be guilty of double speech. I met with my team today and the donation that he made to our church, I am now redirecting. I’m going to be giving that donation he gave to Morris Brown College.”
While Kanye West has made what many have deemed as rather 'outlandish' statements that have been criticized by the public, the rapper opened up about living with Bipolar Disorder on David Letterman's Netflix show, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction. He described it as feeling " a heightened connection with the universe when I'm ramping up. It is a health issue. This — it's like a sprained brain, like having a sprained ankle. And if someone has a sprained ankle, you're not going to push on him more. With us, once our brain gets to a point of spraining, people do everything to make it worse."
According to CBS This Morning, Dr. Tara Narula said that bipolar disorder is a mood disorder that's characterized by fluctuations in mood, energy, activity, and affects your ability to really function on a daily basis."It swings between these very, very high, highs — mania or hypomania and these low lows or depression. And it affects about 2.5 percent of the American population," Narula said. "It can often be misdiagnosed for many years and when it's not treated properly, it can wreak havoc on a patient or a person's financial life, their personal life, their work life and it can be associated with an increased risk of suicide. We know 10 to 15 percent of bipolar patients die by suicide. Bravo to Kanye. I think it's hard to explain as he said what it feels like."