- American rapper Kanye West was recently interviewed by Nick Cannon for his podcast show
- The opinionated musician made a lot of outlandish claims and statements during the chat with Cannon
- One of the more bizarre statements he made was saying that God had inspired him to interrupt Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at the MTV Awards in 2009
Kanye West has claimed that "God" inspired him to infamously interrupt Taylor Swift at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2009.
The now-historic incident saw the rapper run on stage while the songstress was accepting an award for Best Female Video to declare that he believed Beyoncé deserved the trophy instead.
Speaking in a podcast interview with Nick Cannon, the 43-year-old claimed his shocking actions against 30-year-old Taylor were because a "higher power" gave him the information. Watch the interview below:
The Jesus Walks hitmaker said:
"Right now, God is giving me the information … 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."
The rapper said that even though God was sending him this information, he only started reading the Bible after he was hospitalised in 2016 for temporary psychosis.
Kanye also added that he hoped he remained cool with his fans, even with his new-found spirituality and devotion to Christ.
"I'm not gonna lie to you, I like being cool. I didn't go into an environment to come off uncool."
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that American rapper Kanye West has said that he was no longer supporting US President Donald Trump.
According to him, he entered the presidential race to win it. The father, who used to be a great supporter of Trump, publicly announced that he would be running for the presidency in 2020:
"Like anything I've ever done in my life, I'm doing [this] to win," he told Forbes.
He told the magazine that he would be running under an umbrella called the Birthday Party. According to him, he is not trying to split the votes from the black community and cut the chances of Trump's opponent, Joe Biden.
West and his reality TV star wife Kim Kardashian West had visited Trump in the White House. On Sunday, July 5, the American rapper took many by surprise when he took to his page on the popular micro-blogging platform, Twitter, to announce that he would be running for the president of the United States in the upcoming election.
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