Kanye West released an hour and 45-minute interview with Charlamagne Tha God from the 'Breakfast Club' out of New York on Tuesday. Kanye said that after him and wife, Kim posted a video of Taylor Swift’s acknowledgment of the “Famous” lyric before it was released causing him to get less radio play. Kanye says without radio play for Life Of Pablo, it made it seem like he wasn’t a popular artist.
Kanye also tells Charlamagne that L.A. Reid’s departure from Universal Music also was a major factor in him not securing radio. Kanye was hospitalized in 2016, for what some believe was a nervous breakdown, he also talked about the $20 million “favor” from Jay-Z saying, “it didn’t come from Jay-Z, the money came from LiveNation".
How do you feel about Kanye now that he’s speaking out about his issues? He said he 'uses the world at his therapist', but do you think Ye' should see a professional therapist?
Kanye West Says 'Taylor Swift Moment' Indirectly Triggered Breakdown https://t.co/SUKn9Uv42A— TMZ (@TMZ) May 1, 2018
"I’m not a traditional thinking. I’m a nonconformist. But I'm also a producer, I like to chop things up. What’s the Ye version? The Trump campaign with Bernie Sanders principles." https://t.co/1q0twworKZ— Consequence of Sound (@consequence) May 1, 2018
Kanye West says the infamous moment when he attempted to expose Taylor Swift helped trigger his nervous breakdown in 2016, the fact "Life of Pablo" got no radio play. pic.twitter.com/HL1DN0T71g— Top Music Universe (@TopMUniverse) May 1, 2018
Charlamagne The God: “Who does everyone’s go-to guy go to?....You go to therapy?”— Bro (@ron_chron) May 1, 2018
Ye: “Na....i just talked to anyone. The world is my therapist.”
Kanye West Actually NAILS it right here on what happened to his music.. "Ever since the Taylor Swift moment it has never been the same.. the connection with the radio.. it was much harder" https://t.co/blQNbt6sDU— GamerGuyd (@GamerGuyd7Aces) May 1, 2018
On Jay-Z and Beyoncé skipping his wedding: "I was hurt about them not coming to the wedding, I understand he was going through some things, but if it's family, you're not going to miss a wedding." https://t.co/U58nCIcLEV pic.twitter.com/UYKXHvIEPY— Complex Music (@ComplexMusic) May 1, 2018