Although many may not believe it, Kanye West has proclaimed himself as a Christian. Some people say it’s an awakening while others say he’s just going crazy. But is this all just a PR ploy?
West was hospitalized in 2016 for an addiction to opioids after getting liposuction. From the start, West’s doctors prescribed two pills of opioids a day, then it was soon up to seven. Eventually, this led to his addiction due to cosmetic surgery.
According to an interview with USA Today, West had the surgery to“look good for y’all. [He] got liposuction because [he] didn’t want y’all to call me fat like y’all called Rob [Kardashian] at [my] wedding and made him fly home before [West] and Kim [Kardashian] got married.”
Many may wonder why appearance matters if he has so much money, fame, and success. Well, social media often causes celebrities to make changes in their lives in order to meet society’s standards. As technology gets more advanced, opinions all over the world can be heard in an instant.
Recently, West was on a Airpool karaoke with James Corden from the Late Late Show and explained how much of a better life he has than before.
“When I went to the hospital a few years ago, I wrote in the hospital ‘start a church in Calabasas’”, West explained on the episode about what made him make this life change. “It’s something I had a feeling that I needed to do that God put in my heart.”
West went on to explain that it felt like God had a plan for him that everyone would’ve been able to relate to instead of being able to relate through all the music he’s made in the past.
“I actually made it this far by not listening to anybody, you know,” said West. “So I don’t want advice from people but it’s God that came and put this thing in my heart and said ‘you know are you ready to be in service to Him.’”
As the Airpool was coming to an end, Cordon asked “What would you tell the people that would say, and there will be people that will say, I don’t believe it. I don’t believe the reawakening that Kanye says he’s having.”
As Kanye looked at Cordon with a smile, he responded, “I’d say when you go to sleep, would you agree that you’re asleep when you’re asleep ? And when you wake up, would you agree that you’re awake when you’re awake? Would you agree to that? That is two different states when you wake up? People who don’t believe are walking dead; they are asleep. And this is the ‘awakening.’”
Mind blown. So, is he crazy ? Is this his true awakening ? Whether or not West’s awakening is true or not is up to you to decide, but only the future (or God– either one) will tell.