Kanye Omari West who is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and fashion designer has revealed his struggles with alcohol and devil during his transition journey to being a Christian.
Speaking at a prayer rally in Arizona tagged â€˜AWAKEN2020â€™ organized by a group of anti-gay/LGBTQ pastors, Kanye who is now a â€˜born againâ€™, opened up on how his spiritual journey with God helped his mental condition and saved him from alcohol.
â€œThere was some vodka in the refrigerator at my office, and sometimes I would just go ahead and take a drink from it in the middle of the day. I was walking toward that kitchenette area, and I stopped myself and I said, â€˜Devil youâ€™re not gonna finna beat me today,â€™ and itâ€™s something that we take on, day by day
â€œEvery day that I donâ€™t pick up that drink, I beat the devil.
â€œIâ€™ve been to the mental hospital and back, working for the devil.
â€œBut Jesus saves. No matter how long youâ€™ve been away, no matter how long youâ€™ve been in the dark, the light is right there, ready to save to give you the confidence,â€ he said.
Kanye West has been in the media of late over his new religious shift.
Since the beginning of 2019, West has spent each Sunday leading church services called â€˜Sunday Serviceâ€™ featuring a choir singing gospel covers of various songs.
He also released a new album titled â€˜JESUS IS KINGâ€™ after many delays on October 25.
The album is more like a Christian album, with informal prayers.