Kanye West assails Jews, abortion in new interview with Lex Fridman
Kanye West has long been a critic of modern Western society and its politics. In his lengthy career, West has taken a lot of shots at the police and the government, as well as at celebrities like Jay-Z and Drake (although most of his lyrics are about Kanye’s feelings for Kim Kardashian).
But, in a new interview with New York Magazine, West took on the powerful issue of Israel’s stance on abortion. West was asked if he believed that the world’s oldest country would go to war over the issue. “I do believe that the pro-choice movement is right about abortion,” he said, according to the magazine. “I do because I believe that life is a gift, and like I said in my song ‘Mother’s Boy,’ when I was 12, I would have thought that I want to be a father. But when I found out that I was able to feel desire for somebody else after I was 12-years-old, I realized that this gift that I have as a human being is to have the opportunity to feel desire for somebody after a certain point in their life, and if I feel that they’re worthy of my feelings and what I feel inside of me, it’s wrong for me to not be able to do that. So yeah, I do believe that there’s a choice that needs to be made, and you’re going to have people that are pro-life or people that are pro-choice because they believe that life is a gift. So yeah I do believe that.”
Later in the interview, West was asked if he believed that he would be able to raise a child born into a pro-life family. “I don’t know,” he said. “I don’t know, but who knows what I will be able to do for a child. So, I do feel that, yeah, I believe that, and I do believe that a choice needs to be made, but I don’t know what the decision will be, but I do believe that and that’s why I’m a pro-life person.”
West’s statement was a reversal of previous comments he’d made on the matter. During an interview with The Daily Beast, West said he could not