Speaking with Zane Lowe on Apple Music’s Beats 1 Radio in an interview that aired on Thursday (Oct. 24), Kanye provided some background on the context of his new LP, ‘Jesus Is King’
But perhaps one of the most shocking points of the interview was when ‘Ye admitted that he’d asked people who were working on the album to not engage in premarital sex during the recording process.
“There were times where I was asking people not to have premarital sex while they were working on the album,” Kanye told Lowe.
Kanye also opened up about his newfound relationship with God and how he feels it saved him.
“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,” he said in the interview.
“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. One of the things that happened when I went to the hospital is I started reading the Bible and I started writing and copying out Bible verses and a person came to my house that wasn’t a Christian and told me come over, and 30 minutes later I was in handcuffs headed to the hospital. Now this person very well may have saved my life because when you’re in an episode you could jump off the side of a balcony, you can stab your eye out, you can do a lot of things when you’re ramped up like that, but one of the things that people do now is they try to discriminate against my mind and my thoughts because of that moment.”
The LP is one fans have been waiting for since Kim Kardashian announced it in August. After missing two release dates for the album, Kanye finally announced the new release date for Jesus Is King a couple of weeks ago.
Now that the LP is set to drop today, fans can finally listen to ‘Ye and get their takes off on his latest effort.