During a recent discussion with Beats 1 host Zane Lowe, Kanye West spilled beans and had some revelations to make. In addition to opening up about his newfound Christianity, he revealed he was exposed to pornography at the tender age of five.
He admitted it led to porn addiction and it was only until he found God that he was able to rid himself of the compulsion.
“Like for me, Playboy was my gateway into full-on pornography addiction,” he said. “My dad had a Playboy left out at age five and it’s affected almost every choice I made for the rest of my life. From age five ’til now, having to kick the habit, and it just presents itself in the open like it’s ok, and I stand up and say, ‘No it’s not ok.’”
He later added, “It’s like with God, I’ve been able to beat things that had full control of me. You know that Playboy that I found when I was 5-years-old was written all over the moment when I was at the MTV Awards with the Timberlands, the Balmain jeans — before people were rocking Balmain jeans — and the Hennessy bottle. It’s like that was such a script out of a rock star’s life.”
He also talked about the phase after his mother’s demise. He said, “My mom had passed a year before and I said some people drown themselves in drugs,” he said. “And I drowned myself in my addiction.”
‘He also revealed how he asked people working on his yet to be released album ‘Jesus Is King’ to not participate in premarital sex.
“There were times where I was asking people to fast during the album,” he said. “This is gonna be radical what I’m about to say we can look at it in the edit. There were times I was asking people to not have premarital sex while they were working on the album. I know that’s one where The Shade Room will be like, ‘What you mean not have premarital sex!?’
“But seriously, there are times I went to people that were working on other projects and said, ‘Could you just work and focus on this?’ I mean, it’s known when people pray together, families that pray together stay together. When people pray together and fast together, power is increased.
Elsewhere in the conversation, Kanye was emphatic about taking his faith to the next level.
Check out the interview: