'God is giving me the information': Kanye West explains his recent career moves to Nick Cannon

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  • Kanye West recently joined Nick Cannon on his podcast to talk about everything from God to his infamous Taylor Swift VMAs stunt.
  • "God is giving me the information," Kanye said of his very many bizarre moves as of late.
  • The rapper is currently still running for president in the US but says: "I'm not running for president, I'm walking."


"I'm not running for president, I'm walking," says Kanye West in his latest bombshell interview. 

It's been a whirlwind two months for Kanye West. After announcing his bid to run for president in the US, the rapper turned fashion mogul turned presidential hopeful, made headlines after one very emotional rally, a few alarming tweets, followed shortly by news he and Kim were having marital problems.

The couple has since gone on a family vacation and kept a low profile while they sort things through, but the 43-year-old did recently appear on Nick Cannon's Cannon's Class podcast, where he explained many of the decisions he's made as of late, and throughout his career, was due to God.

"Right now, God is giving me the information," Kanye said, before going on to reference his infamous Taylor Swift VMAs stunt. "If God ain't want me to run on stage and say Beyoncé had the best video, he wouldn't have sat me in the front row. I would've been sitting in the back. It wouldn't have made it so ridiculous of an idea because I had never heard of this person before, and 'Single Ladies' is, like, one of the greatest videos of all time. And I was only drinking Hennessy because I didn't want to go to the awards show because it was a set-up."

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During the interview Kanye said he found God when he picked up a Bible after his 2016 hospitalisation, saying God too helped him establish Birthday Party – the banner under which he's running for president.

"When I came up with the name of my party, the Birthday Party, it was funny. It was just crazy, it was Yazy. I was like, 'that's it!'" he said. "I can only give God the glory because of the connection point to the Birthday Party is dealing with life and pro-life. Because these are kids that are now gonna get a chance to have birthdays."

In the candid interview, Kanye even addressed his emotional rally which drew concern for the rapper's mental health after he revealed he and Kim thought about aborting daughter North West.

"For anyone who wants to tear me down for crying, you realise that because of South Carolina, there are people who have decided to have a child? Because they connected. And if they were on the fence about it, they never saw anyone in my position take that position and say, 'Look at this. This is a 7-year-old right here. And she might have never made it here.'"

He added: "My father made me apologise to him for bringing this up publicly. He also said that the abortion culture teaches people that a child isn't a real soul. And it was my wife that said, 'This is a soul.' And the scariest thing is, she had the pills – you know, you take these pills, you take them and the next morning the baby's gone – she had the pills in her hand."   

WATCH PART ONE OF THE INTERVIEW HERE: