Kanye West Opens up About His Addiction to Pornography
Rapper Kanye West opened up about his previous addiction to porn and the lasting effect it had on him.
XXL Magazine reports that West was five-years-old when he first saw a Playboy magazine.
"My dad had a Playboy left out at age five and it's affected almost every choice I made for the rest of my life. From age five till now having to kick the habit, West said.
During an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music's Beat's 1 Radio, West explained that after viewing Playboy, his obsession with porn began to take shape.
"Like for me Playboy was my gateway into full-on pornography addiction," he explained.
Also, West believes that sex trafficking can happen in many forms.
"It just presents itself in the open like it's OK and I stand up and say, 'No it's not OK. When you see all of the billboards, the traffic billboards. When I say 'traffic' I'm talking about the billboards are actually sex trafficking," West said.
"On one side of the street it's a billboard with spirits, which is alcohol, and on the other side it's 'call this number' or it's a picture of a woman on a billboard and says 'Come to this strip club.' So there are all different layers of trafficking."
The music artist also discussed his battle with mental health and how the style of his music is changing.
While making his new album, Jesus is King, West asked people who were working with him to refrain from premarital sex.
"Now, I'm letting you know what Jesus has done for me and in that, I'm no longer a slave. I'm a son now, a son of God - I'm free," he noted.
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