Kanye West has admitted he has a ‘full on pornography addiction’.
Speaking to Zane Lowe on Apple Music’s Beats 1 Radio, he said his addiction to watching porn began when he found a Playboy magazine at the age of five.
He said: ‘For me, Playboy was my gateway into full on pornography addiction. My dad had a Playboy left out at age five and it’s affected almost every choice I made for the rest of my life.
Honest: Kanye West revealed he has a ‘full on pornography addiction which began when he found a Playboy magazine aged 5’
‘From age five til now, having to kick the habit and it just presents itself in the open like it’s OK and I stand up and say, “No, it’s not ok”.’
And the 42-year-old singer – who has North, six, Saint, three, Chicago, 21 months, and Psalm, five months, with his wife Kim Kardashian West – also has a sex addiction, which he admitted came about following the death of his mother Donda in 2007.
He said: ‘I think when people have been addicted to something like, if you ask somebody that’s a drug addict it’s like you say, “Are you still addicted?”
He said: ‘From age five til now, having to kick the habit and it just presents itself in the open like it’s OK and I stand up and say, “No, it’s not ok”.’
‘Well yeah, you turn it off actually. It’s like, with God I’ve been able to beat things that had a full control of me.
‘You know that Playboy that I found when I was five-years-old was written all over the moment when I was at the MTV awards with the Timberlands, the Balmain jeans, before people were rocking Balmain jeans, and the Hennessy bottle.
‘It’s like that was such a script out of a rockstar’s life. My mom had passed a year before and I said some people drown themselves in drugs. And I drowned myself in my addiction [to sex].’
Thoughts: Kanye attribute his addictions to finding the copy of Playboy when he was aged five (stock image)
Kanye’s strive to be pure even drove him to request that those who collaborated on upcoming album Jesus Is King also do the same.
He said: ‘I was asking people to… this is gonna be radical what I’m about to say.
‘There were times where I was asking people to not have premarital sex while they were working.
‘I know that’s one where The Shade Room gonna be like, “what you mean don’t have premarital sex? you better turn that Meg The Stallion on right now.” But seriously there’s times where I went to people that were working on other projects and said ‘could you just work and focus on this?’
Kanye also revealed he attempted to bury the hatchet with Drake, and even left his phone number at the rapper’s house.
‘I walk over to Drake’s house with no security and leave my phone number, like, “Here’s my phone number.” I’m not trying to ring the door bell, he might be busy. He got a studio in there, just think he recording at all times,’
He also revealed that checking himself into the hospital for ‘psychiatric emergency’ back in 2016 led him to Christianity.
West explained: ‘Now that I’m in service to Christ, my job is to spread the gospel, to let people know what Jesus has done for me.
‘I’ve spread a lot of things. There was a time I was letting you know what high fashion had done for me, I was letting you know what the Hennessey had done for me, but now I’m letting you know what Jesus has done for me, and in that I’m no longer a slave, I’m a son now, a son of God. I’m free. The most space that I had to think is when I went to the hospital.’
‘I was asking people to not have premarital sex’: Kanye’s strive to be pure even drove him to request that those who collaborated on upcoming album Jesus Is King also do the same
The interview took place in Wyoming as Kanye said that he is working on the framework of a presidential run possibly in 2024.
The husband of Kim Kardashian said if he wins the election: ‘I will remember … any founder that didn’t have the capacity to understand culturally what we’re doing.’
Meanwhile, Kanye’s concerns about wife Kim Kardashian’s sexy dress nearly ruined her Met Ball appearance.
Kim, 38, had spent eight months perfecting her Thierry Mugler look for the Costume Institute Gala in New York City, but was left ‘anxiety’ ridden when her husband criticised her appearance at the last minute.
He said on KUTWK: ‘I just made this transition from being a rapper, looking at all these girls, looking at my wife,’ he mused.
‘Like, ”Oh, my girl needs to be like the other girls, showing her body off”.’
‘I didn’t realize that that was affecting my soul and my spirit as someone that’s married and loved, and the father of now, what—about to be four kids?.’
Lots to say: Kanye revealed all in an interview with Zane Lowe for his Apple Music’s Beats 1 Radio show