In an interview published on Thursday, Kanye West attacked the “godless media,” calling his “White Lives Matter” shirt “funny” and criticizing it for being worn at a Paris fashion show on Monday.
As a result of the shirt, West faced backlash on Monday from people like Jemele Hill, who attacked him on Twitter.
“So many folks are trying to excuse Kanye wearing a white lives matter t-shirt as just a troll move or marketing. Maybe it is. But it’s a dangerously dumb message to send for someone with his massive platform. I been off dude. But y’all go ahead labeling his foolishness as genius,” she wrote.
According to the Guardian, West said “Everyone here knows that I am the leader … you can’t manage me. This is an unmanageable situation,”
Tucker Carlson, the host of Fox News, spoke with West on Thursday.
He described his life and career as a battle with the media in the interview.
“God is preparing us for the real battles. We are in a battle with the media. The majority of the media has a godless agenda,” he said.
Carlson inquired regarding the clothing.
“The answer to why I wrote ‘White Lives Matter’ on a shirt is because they do; it’s the obvious thing,” the rapper responded.
West said that he doesn’t care about other people’s opinions because “I perform for an audience of one, and that’s God,”
Carlson responded, “I’m starting to see why they want to make you be quiet,” as a result.
In the interview, West claimed that his refusal to criticize former President Donald Trump during his campaign in 2016 was a turning point.
“My so-called friends/handlers around me told me if I said that I liked Trump that my career would be over. That my life would be over,” he declared.
He claimed that when he wore a Make America Great Again cap, he received threats.
“They said stuff like, ‘People get killed for wearing a hat like that.’ They threatened my life. They basically said that I would be killed for wearing the hat,” he added.
“I had someone call me last night and said anybody wearing a ‘white lives matter’ shirt is going to be green-lit. That means they are going to beat them up if they wear it. I’m like, you know, ‘OK, green light me then,’” West recalled.
West discussed religion in the conversation.
“God builds warriors in a different way,” he said, adding, “He made me for such a time like this.”
“It’s like with David. He tended to the sheep. But while he was out there, he had to fight all kinds of animals, so when it was time for Goliath, he thought because he was a sheepherder, that he didn’t have the skill set to take down Goliath,” he stated.
“But the number one thing is, we have God on our side,” West said. “And even if you don’t believe in God, God believes in you.”
West’s response when asked about his “White Lives Matter” shirt was “I do certain things from a feeling. I just channel the energy. It just feels right. It’s using a gut instinct, a connection with God and just brilliance.”
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