In a sprawling new 45-minute interview, Kanye West has revealed he spent a truly jaw-dropping amount on just one thing last year.
Few moments in recent awards show history have shocked quite as much as Kanye West bounding up on stage to snatch the microphone off Taylor Swift at the 2009 VMAs.
Now, presidential candidate West has opened up about the bizarre move in a wide-spanning interview discussing religion, Planned Parenthood, Forbes, his presidential campaign and the 2009 VMAs, claiming he only interrupted Swift’s speech because it was God’s plan.
In a 45-minute interview for Nick Cannon’s podcast, Cannon’s Class, the rapper explained what was going through his head before the notorious onstage sledge.
“Right now, God is giving me the information,” he said.
“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.”
While a then-teenage Taylor Swift gave her acceptance speech for winning Best Female Video for You Belong With Me, West got up on stage, bottle of Hennessy in hand, and uttered the now-iconic words: “Yo, Taylor, I’m really happy for you, I’mma let you finish.”
He continued: “Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time! One of the best videos of all time!” he said of her Single Ladies clip.
Speaking this week, he stood by the brutal claim: “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.
“I was only drinking Hennessy because I didn’t want to go to the awards show because it was a set-up,” he added.
West also announced that he’s been mulling over the idea of buying the paparazzi. As in, all of them; he says it’s “always been an idea of mine.”
“I’ll hop in the car with a paparazzi; I hire paparazzi,” he said. “I know (business is) down ’cause of COVID, I am hiring. I’ll buy all the paparazzi companies. I wanna pick the exact photos.”
RECENT MENTAL HEALTH STRUGGLES
The interview comes amid a tumultuous time for West, who recently sparked concern for his mental health following his behaviour on Twitter.
West claimed his wife Kim Kardashian tried to fly a doctor to Wyoming to “lock me up like on the movie Get Out” because he cried about “saving” his daughter North’s life during a recent rally in his bid to become president.