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Kanye West Reveals Why He Had His Breakdown

Kanye West Reveals Why He Had His Breakdown

Kanye West is on the cover of WSJ. magazine‘s April 2020 issue.

Here’s what the 42-year-old entertainer and designer had to share with the mag…

On supporting Trump: “I’m a black guy with a red [MAGA] hat, can you imagine? …It reminded me of how I felt as a black guy before I was famous, when I would walk in a restaurant and people would look at you like you were going to steal something. ‘This is your place, Ye, don’t talk about apparel. This is your place, Ye, you’re black, so you’re a Democrat.’ Everything is about putting people in their place. Classism, protectionism—not just racism,” he said one evening. “Classism is like living on a bookshelf. The more money you have, the higher you go. And you get to the top and look over and what do you see? Fear.”

On the word “ambitious”: “I do not like the word ambitious. I’m Kanye West. The word ambitious is beneath my abilities. I’m just a doer. You can see in my eyes there’s not one bit of fear.”

On having a nervous breakdown: “I’ve been through Deadpool. You know that movie? I had an actual mental breakdown from attempting to put together all of the pieces.”

For more from Kanye West, visit WSJ.com.

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Credit: Paolo Pellegrin for WSJ. Magazine
Posted to: Kanye West, Magazine

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