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Article By Alexa Bethke:: EEW Magazine News Reporter

You heard me. And don’t make me say it twice!

This is essentially Kanye West’s response for those offended by the G.O.O.D. Music rapper’s single, “I Am A God.” In a recent interview with BBC 1, not only did he not sidestep the controversy, but he also stoked the flames and hit back with a definitive blow.

“I just told you who I thought I was!” West said unapologetically. “A god! I just told you. That’s who I think I am.”

For those who think he has no right to equate himself with divinity, West accuses them of trying to keep a brother down.

“We got this new thing called classism. It’s racism’s cousin. This is what we do to hold people back. This is what we do,” he said emphatically, defending the self-deifying song title.

“And we also got this other thing that’s been working for a long time where you don’t have to be racist anymore. It’s called self-hate. It works on itself. It’s like real estate of racism, where, just like that, when someone comes up and says something like ‘I am a god,’ everybody says, ‘Who does he think he is?’

He thinks he is a god, that’s who.


Kim Kardashian’s Baby Daddy then asked sarcastically if it would have been better to put out a song classifying himself as a “ni**a”?—which, actually, is something he has already done.

Remember “Ni**as in Paris” anyone?

West also threw out other options like “I am a gangsta,” or “I am a pimp” to illustrate the point that placing himself on a divine pedestal is much better than the alternatives.

“To say you are a god, especially when you got shipped over to the country that you’re in and your last name is a slave owner’s, how could you say that? How could you have that mentality?” he ranted on, assuming the public’s outrage had more to do with keeping a black boy in his place than reminding him that he is not equal with the creator of the whole universe.

It looks like he missed the point completely—at least the message Christians and God-conscious people are trying to deliver to the celebrity with the outsized ego and personality.

Last month, West presented a much more toned down persona for an interview on his mother-in-law Kris Jenner’s now canceled chat fest where he claimed to be a Christian.

While explaining the meaning of his religious “WWJD” bracelet, he said, "Rob [Kardashian] gave me this, and it’s just 'What Would Jesus Do?' and I love it. It’s just such a cool bracelet and I'm a Christian and I wanted to let people know that that's what's on my mind. It’s important to me that I grow and walk and raise my family with Christian values."

Those values, as it stands, are extremely loose and don’t stop him from swearing, fornicating and exhibiting the one thing God especially hates: pride.

The latter is destined to destroy West since Proverbs 16:18 says "Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall."

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I normally don't say things like this...but he is such an attention-seeker. He gets on my nerves.

September 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTomeka

EEW Magazine Editors: In a recent post about Kanye West, EEW praised Kanye's proclamation of being a Christian on the Kris Jenner show. With a side eye, I was almost certain that Kanye couldn't be talking about Jesus Christ, THE KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS; but rather himself. I pray for Kanye; that he finds his way back to the Lord and that he gets his sanity back. I honestly feel as if Kanye lost it after his mom died. Everything about him changed...including his music, sound (darker), the way he talks, his mind (from what he displays to the public.) Please, let's pray for this brother. On another note, EEW, some of these people you all label as Christians are just down right wrong (i.e. Oprah Winfery). She makes it very clear that she doesn't believe that Christ is the only way to salvation. Isn't that Christianity 101...the basics to entering into Christendom? I have no problem with people who serve other gods. I pray that they find their way to "the Way, the Truth, and the Light." However, I can't stand these so called Christians who take the Word and try to make it fit their beliefs and values. I never read a passage in the Word that said "the Word shall be conformed to what I believe.... and it shall be so." NO MA'AM, NO SIR!

September 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNR

Kanye is a moron. Did you see that Jimmy Kimmel rant? He is spiraling out of control. Idiot

September 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterElissa

I agree with you NR, it is obvious tha Kayne is NOT a Christian and anyone who believes that he is needs to pray for some clarity because they obviously don't have any!!! Satan is Kanye's god and that's who he worships and the only thing he is doing by putting out this garbage that he calls "music," him and Jay-Z is making their place in hell just a little bit hotter. They better start repenting while their heathen behinds still can!!!!!

September 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnita

First of all @NR if you read the article EEW just reported what he said. It wasn't like they were riding the "Praise Jesus Kanye is a Christian" bandwagon so knock it off. We all know Kanye need Jesus

September 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSherise

@Sherise: First of all, I have been reading EEW for years and I notice how people who claim to be Christians in Hollywood are quickly taken by their word on here. I love EEW and what it stands for. I wasn't being disrespectful in anyway. Second, don't cyber bully me by telling me to back off. Do your research, everything I said is legit. Last week, Kanye was was listed as one of the bold people in Hollywood who've publicly announced their Christianity (along w/ Oprah in that same article). All I'm saying is give it time. People who see this will likely assume that everyone who gets the Christian stamp from such a prominent Christian site....must be a real Christian....until another report comes out the following week when the "Christian" is calling himself a God. That's all I'm saying. Peace and blessings to you Sherise.

September 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNR

Peace b still. Clamour is a sin. I thought kanyes father was a mental health clinician. I think he just needs parental guidance and help

September 28, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterme

This is why it's important not support the businesses of those who do not support christ.

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterchristlike

Thank you,"NR"! I think it's high time,and I've been saying this of late,that it is obvious the public is being subjected to some strange,bizarre concoction that can only be described as"christianity,the Hollywood edition". I've said this before,and I'll say it again: You're not a Christian because you say so;you are a Christian because Almighty God made you so and you live so!! The readers who are steeped in the Word of God and prayer know that this is true. Does anyone remember when Miley Cyrus once proclaimed she was a christian? As far as Oprah Winfrey is concerned,I've heard her deny our Saviour in her own words,so from my perspective she has ZERO credibility as a so-called"christian". Bottom line people: It not a matter of"judging"anyone;sin judges itself,and will out itself,no matter what the mouth claims. NO ONE has the right to re-make Our Lord in THEIR image. NO ONE.Get a clue,saints!!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLaurence Charles Ringo

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