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Kanye West has been making headlines non-stop lately. He recently dropped his debut gospel album, Jesus Is King and has been making his press rounds.

West recently sat down with Big Boy and discussed his ego, being a Christian, his mental health, and black culture or the lack thereof (according to West).

“Me being taken to my lowest, being called a ‘coon’ by my own people. The guy that said ‘George Bush doesn’t care about Black people’ is a coon because I didn’t say ‘I’m going to vote on Hillary Clinton.’ And that actually made me more relatable. You can’t imagine when I go through Middle America,” Kanye said.

“I was driving fast … and I hit a red light and a guy said, ‘Now, why you gotta go so fast, that you gotta drive and cut me – what Kanye? Oh, thank you for what you’re doing for our country. Thank you so much.’ Like, you have no idea.”

“And this one of my main things: What is the culture? It’s like, ‘Man, this ain’t for the culture, we doing something for the culture.’ We are orphans, bro,” West said of Black people.

”We are culture-less. We don’t have our own culture. We signed to culture vultures. We sign our life away, our contracts are culture vultures. Think about everything that’s cultural. Taking the knee is cultural; being on social media is cultural; wearing high-fashion is cultural; pushing a foreign is cultural; all these things are not owned by our culture. So who designed the culture? What does it mean to do it for the culture? That’s why I do it for Christ,” West continued.

 

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.