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In an interview with Fox News' Tucker Carlson last night, Kanye West called out the media for having a "godless agenda" and addressed the controversy over his wearing a "White Lives Matter" T-shirt.
Carlson opened up the wide-ranging interview by asking Ye about the significance of his lanyard, which featured an ultrasound photograph. The question spun off a deep conversation about Ye's pro-life views and the reactions he receives for being openly against abortion.
"I don't care about people's responses. I care about the fact that there's more black babies being aborted than born in New York City at this point. That 50% of black death in America is abortion," Ye explained.
"I perform for an audience of one, and that's God."
Ye also called the media "demonic" for championing and promoting being overweight.
"The media wants to put out a perception that being overweight is the new goal, when it's actually unhealthy," he stated. "It's actually clinically unhealthy, and for people to promote that, it's demonic."
During the interview, Ye opened up about his ex-wife, Kim Kardashian. He explained that influencers in Kim's life put ideas into her head.
He explained that influential individuals and celebrities "have people that are around them at all times telling them what to be afraid of. It's not what to do or say specifically. It's what to be afraid of."
Ye told Carlson that he received threats when he wore a MAGA hat in support of former President Donald Trump. He explained that his support for the president put a target on his back.
"[They] said that I like Trump, that my career will be over, that my life would be over. They said stuff like people get killed for wearing a hat like that," he stated.
"There's a group mob," said Ye. "It's like liberal Nazis that will go up and attack you."
The two discussed the controversy that arose from a "White Lives Matter" T-shirt that Kanye West and Candace Owens wore to Paris Fashion Week.
Carlson noted that Ye was bashed in the media and called an extremist for wearing the outfit, but no one had bothered to ask him why he wore it. Ye stated that he chose to wear the shirt based on a "gut instinct."
"We are in a battle with the media. The majority of the media has a godless agenda," Ye argued.
The rapper and entrepreneur explained, "The answer to why I wrote 'White Lives Matter' on the shirt is because they do. That's the obvious thing."
Ye stated that he and his father agreed that the shirt was funny because the message was obvious.
\u201cDays ago, during fashion week in Paris, @kanyewest, accompanied by his friend @RealCandaceO, unveiled a t-shirt that read simply, \u201cWhite Lives Matter.\u201d \n\nHere's why he did it:\u201d— Tucker Carlson (@Tucker Carlson) 1665104948
Since Ye wore the outfit, Adidas announced that its partnership with the entrepreneur is "under review."
According to TMZ, Ye wasted no time firing back at the design company on a now-deleted Instagram post.
"F**K ADIDAS," Kanye West reportedly wrote. "I AM ADIDAS." In the alleged post, he accused the company of stealing his designs.
Ye also posted that, since the controversial fashion statement, a concert he had scheduled for the SoFi Stadium in California was canceled due to "inability to staff the event."
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Candace Hathaway is a staff writer for Blaze News.