Kanye West has seen his share of ups and downs, from marital problems with Kim Kardashian, failed presidential runs, and even finally ending his feud with Drake.
In a Thanksgiving prayer uploaded to his Instagram page on Thursday (November 25), the tumultuous five years of the iconic producer lets the public into his mindset with an entertaining ode to his troubles.
Soundtracked by his Sunday Service Choir, Ye delivers a five-minute monologue owning up to his issues. He admits to a drinking problem and anger issues while reflecting on his mental health, politics, religion, marriage, money and his famous ego.
Kanye West reiterated once again his Thanksgiving drive in Skid Row in Los Angeles speech about wanting to reconcile with his estranged wife and to be a family again.
“All I think about everyday is how I get my family back together and how I heal the pain that I’ve caused,” he says during the prayer, which was written on his way home from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers game on Monday (November 22), where his son Saint (who he calls “my mini me”) played catch with Tom Brady.
The rap billionaire continued, “I’ve had to learn that I had to take accountability. We always judge and tell other people what they should do, but we can only take accountability for ourselves and our children.
“This Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for the family that my wife has given me, I’m thankful for the life that God has given me and I’m thankful for your time, attention and patience. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”
Watch Kanye’s full Thanksgiving prayer and read more quotes below.
On his drinking problem:
“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, to 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.”
On his mental health:
“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.”
On his ego:
“Ego. My ego has a tendency to go passed the threshold of being motivating and entertaining to just being overbearing. There are ways to show confidence without arrogance.”
On his anger issues:
“Temper. Now, I know none of y’all would ever picture this, but… 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.”
— Photos Of Ye (@PhotosOfKanye) November 26, 2021