Kanye West’s very personal Thanksgiving prayer

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Kanye West posted a video on Instagram, featuring his Sunday Service choir and very personal Thanksgiving prayer. While the rapper was giving the prayer, he touched on such topics as the separation with his wife, Kim Kardashian, failed run for the presidency in 2020 and his mental health. 

In a 5-minute video, he opens up, “My mini me (son) is a mix of two of my favorite things – me and my wife’s face. All I think about every day is how I get my family back together and how I heal the pain that I’ve caused. I take accountability for my actions. New word alert: misactions. The one thing that all my successes and failures have in common is me. Let’s start with A – Alcohol. I would drink to take the stress away and knock the edge off. Drinking affected my health and the health of people around me because I already had a hair trigger temper and this just heightened it.” Further, he mentions, “B – episodes. I went into a manic episode in 2016 and I was placed under heavy medication. Since then I went on and off the medication, which left me susceptible to other episodes, which my wife and family and fans have had to endure.”. After a small stop, he continued again, “Ego. My Ego has a tendency to go past the threshold of being motivating and entertaining to just be an overbearing. There are ways to show confidence without arrogance. Temper. Now I know none of our ever picture this. Sometimes I scream and that screaming might have helped me tell off everyone who doubted me in music, but that screaming did not help me keep my family together. Religion. Self righteous christian behavior. When I got saved, it did not immediately make me a better person, it made me a self righteous christian. Mix that with being rich, famous and very very very very very very attractive. And you got a Molotov cocktail ready to be thrown through the window of anyone who ever disagreed with me.” 

Later in the speech, Kanye shares, “Good Lord, my wife did not like me wearing the red (Make America Great Again) hat. Being a good wife, she just wanted to protect me and our family. I made me and our family a target by not aligning with Hollywood’s political stance, and that was hard for our marriage… Then I ran for president without proper preparation and no allies on either side. I embarrassed my wife in the way that I presented information about our family during the one and thank God only press conference.”

Kim Kardashian didn’t give any public comments yet.