Nick Cannon recently sat down with Kanye West for his Cannon's Class podcast, sharing the first part of a larger interview on Monday. The 44-minute clip saw them discuss religion, West's on-again, off-again presidential run, and his perceived omission from Forbes.
"I was snubbed by a magazine but I was recognized by god," West said around the 6-minute mark. "The first time that I was put in the hospital in 2016, I actually started reading the bible. That was part of what god hit me with. You know, god has a calling on all of us and he uses us in different ways."
Later in the of the interview, West doubles down on his anti-abortion stance, claiming his speech at a rally in South Carolina likely inspired others to feel the same. He went on to connect the name of his political party, the Birthday Party, to his pro-life stance. "The connection point to the Birthday Party is dealing with life," he explained. "These are kids that are now going to get a chance to have birthdays."
In a preview of the full interview, West addressed reports that Republicans are financially backing his presidential bid. "People keep saying 'I think you and the Republicans are in cahoots,'" West said. "Bro, can't nobody pay me! I got more money than Trump!"
Watch part 1 of the interview above.
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