Kanye West has detailed his health struggle with COVID-19 symptoms while simultaneously questioning the importance of vaccines.
West, who recently announced his intentions to run for US President, has also insisted that his political ambitions are not a publicity stunt.
The rapper and outspoken pop culture icon took to his Twitter account and announced that he plans to run for President in the upcoming election. Going up against Donald Trump and Joe Biden he caused a social media storm following the announcement.
“Chills, shaking in the bed, taking hot showers, looking at videos telling me what I’m supposed to do to get over it,” West told Forbes about suffering with illness. “I remember someone had told me Drake had the coronavirus and my response was Drake can’t be sicker than me,” he added.
Despite having health issues with coronavirus symptoms, West has also detailed his apparent suspicions of a potential vaccine and described it as “the mark of the beast”.
“It’s so many of our children that are being vaccinated and paralysed,” the rapper claimed. “So when they say the way we’re going to fix COVID is with a vaccine, I’m extremely cautious. That’s the mark of the beast. They want to put chips inside of us, they want to do all kinds of things, to make it where we can’t cross the gates of heaven.”
When the conversation turned to his proposed Presidential run, West said: “God just gave me the clarity and said it’s time,” as an explanation for his decision. “You know I was out there, ended up in the hospital, people were calling me crazy. I’m not crazy.”
He continued: “Between all of the influences and the positions that we can be put in as musicians… It can drive you crazy, through all of that I was looking crazy because it wasn’t the time. Now it’s time. And we’re not going crazy, we’re going Yeezy, it’s a whole ‘notha level now. N-O-T-H-A.”