How could he be so heartless?! Kanye West released his interview with Charlamagne tha God on Tuesday, and within the first minutes, he opened up about his very public mental breakdown — or "breakthrough," as he called it — and blamed Taylor Swift on his radio downfall.
"Really ever since the Taylor Swift moment, it just, it's never been the same," the 40-year-old revealed. "Connection with radio. It's like, whatever powers that be, it was much harder after that." He added, "If you're an artist and you're signed to a major label, you want to be on the radio."
Of course, Ye is referring to the video his wife, Kim Kardashian, posted that seemingly proved Tay knew about his infamous "Famous" lyric — "I made that b—h famous —ahead of time. As one of the self-proclaimed "most famous people on the planet," the rapper felt like he should be getting more airtime for "Saint Pablo."
Kanye clarified, however, that it wasn't T-Swift who single-handedly pushed him to his breaking point, but rather it was a variety of factors. When Charlamagne asked what he thought caused the mental breakdown, he responded, "Fear, stress, control, being controlled, manipulation. Like being a pawn in a chess piece of life." He continued, "Stressing things that create, like, validation that I didn't need to worry about as much. The concept of competition and being in competition with so many, you know, elements at one time. On a race against time. Your age. Race against popularity on the radio."
He did say that he's doing much better today, though, after being hospitalized in November 2016. "I think I'm in a stronger place than I ever was."
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