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Kanye West Talks His Struggles With Alcohol, Kobe Bryant And More As he Covers GQ Magazine May Issue

Mutiple Grammy Award winning artiste and yezzy boss, Kanye West is the the cover star on GQ Magazine May issue.

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On the inside, Kanye gets candid as he talks his struggles with alcohol, his businesses, growth in recent times and many more.

The rapper and husband to reality TV star Kim Kardashian-West spoke deeply of Kobe Bryant and how his accident and sudden demise shook him.

Read excerpts from the interview below
On Kobe Bryant

This is a game-changer for me. He was the basketball version of me, and I was the rap version of him, and that’s facts! We got the commercials that prove it. No one else can say this. We came up at the same time, together. And now it’s like, yeah, I might have had a reputation for screaming about things–but I’m not taking any mess for an answer now. We’re about to build a paradigm shift for humanity. We ain’t playing with ’em. We bringing home the trophies.

On His Influence

You get into a position and you become influential, and that becomes more of your goal rather than following your spirit and your anointing. So look, I’m not telling anybody who they should vote on, what they should wear, where they should live. I’m doing me. If you just so happen to catch a photograph of me doing me, that’s what I was doing! I’m not doing nobody else in the photograph.

kanye west on GQ May issue
“What’s the point of being a celebrity if you can’t have an opinion?” Photo: GQ Magazine
On His Struggles With Alcohol

People have called me a crazy person, people have called me everything — but not a functioning alcoholic. And I would be drinking orange juice and Grey Goose in the morning.

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On His Real Estate Purchases

I buy real estate. It’s better now than when Obama was in office. They don’t teach you in school about buying property. They teach you how to become somebody’s property.”

On his decision to vote Trump in the forthcoming November election

No, I’m definitely voting this time. And we know who I’m voting on. And I’m not going to be told by the people around me and the people that have their agenda that my career is going to be over. Because guess what: I’m still here! Jesus Is King was No. 1! I was told my career would end if I wasn’t with her. What kind of campaign is that, anyway? That’s like if Obama’s campaign was ‘I’m with black.’ What’s the point of being a celebrity if you can’t have an opinion? Everybody make their own opinion! You know?

On the coronavirus pandemic

Two days ago, I sat there in the atelier [in Calabasas] as we all talked about the virus, and just thought: If we were to not be here anymore, all I can think is, What a wonderful life it is. You think about those movies where the world is ending and I just simply thank God for life. Thank God for all these experiences.

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