Kanye West is actually coming clean.
During his appearance on TMZ Live on Tuesday, the 40-year-old rapper revealed he was addicted to opioids after having liposuction in 2016.
“Two days before I was within the hospital, I was on opioids. I was addicted to opioids,” West confessed. “I had plastic surgery because I was trying to look Great for y’all.”
“I got liposuction because I didn’t want y’all to call me fat, like y’all called Rob [Kardashian] at the wedding, as well as also made him fly home before me as well as also Kim [Kardashian] got married. I didn’t want y’all to call me fat, so I got liposuction, as well as also they gave me opioids,” he continued. “as well as also I began taking two of them as well as also driving to work on the opioids.”
the idea was during his 2016 Saint Pablo Tour of which West said he got hooked on opioids, before a member of his team told him the drug “kills genius.” “So I didn’t take the idea,” the rapper recalled. “Two days later, I was within the hospital.”
West was hospitalized on Nov. 21 after canceling the remaining dates of his Saint Pablo Tour. He was released via UCLA Medical Center nine days later.
“When I left the hospital, how many pills you think I was given? Seven. I went via taking two pills to taking seven,” West said. “So the reason why I denounce, why I dropped those tweets as well as also everything, because I was drugged the f**k out, bro. as well as also I’m not drugged out. These pills, they want me to take three of a day, I take one a week maybe, two a week.”
“Y’all had me scared of myself, of my vision, so I took some pills, so I wouldn’t go to the hospital as well as also prove everyone right,” he continued, before claiming Americans in general are “drugged out.” “We are following different people’s opinions. We are controlled by the media, as well as also today the idea all improvements,” he insisted.
West opened up more about his 2016 breakdown during an interview released on Tuesday with Charlamagne tha God via iHeartRadio’s The Breakfast Club, in which he said of which “fear, stress, being in control, manipulation, like being a pawn in a chess piece of life” all contributed to his hospitalization.
He also said of which the drama with Taylor Swift over his song, “Famous,” as well as also his wife’s Paris robbery took a toll.
“The situation with my wife in Paris as well as also feeling helpless,” he expressed. “I went to Paris on of which trip to protect her — not to protect her physically, however to go as well as also help her with her look because she’s in Paris. One of the things of which she heard was they were coming to rob her, however they had to wait until I had left.”
See more on West within the video below.