Kanye west opens up about breakdown, donald trump and barack obama electric utility companies in arizona

“The moment when you’re in a hospital bed and you’re next to your friend and you tell them, ‘Don’t let this person leave my side,’ and they put you inside of an elevator and take all your friends away from you? That was the scariest moment of my life,” West, 40, told Charlamagne tha God from iHeartRadio’s “The Breakfast Club” on Power 105.1 in a wide-ranging interview released Tuesday. “I thought I was going to get killed.”

He added, “My wife wasn’t in town, so I told [my friends], ‘Don’t leave my side until my wife gets here.’ And they have this moment where they’re forced to leave your side, and that has to change … I can’t express to you how traumatizing that moment is, and then you wake up drugged the f—k out.”

West explained that the breakdown was a result of exhaustion from touring, as well as stress and “manipulation — being a pawn in a chess [game] of life,” and that he believed his competitive nature in his career, as well as the turmoil surrounding wife Kim Kardashian‘s harrowing robbery just one month earlier, took its toll on him psychologically. He noted that since the incident, he and Kardashian, 37, no longer keep art, jewelry or money anywhere that their three children may be staying.

“I use the world as my therapist,” he said. “Anyone I talk to is my therapist. I will pull them into the conversation of what I’m feeling at that point and get their perspective. … I like just talking to acquaintances, friends, family, and I keep them on the phone for 45 minutes at a time, talking through things. It’s kind of narcissistic.”

Yeezy also discussed politics, expressing that he holds a bit of a grudge against former President Barack Obama, who called West a “jackass” after he infamously interrupted Taylor Swift‘s 2009 MTV Video Music Awards acceptance speech (and sparked a nearly decade-long beef with the singer). West claims it was especially hurtful to him because he and his mother, Donda, had actively campaigned for Obama and performed at events in his honor.

“You know, he never called me to apologize [for the comment],” West griped. “The same person that sat down with me and my mom, I think should’ve communicated to me directly and been like, ‘Yo, Ye, you, you know what it is. I’m in the room and it was just a joke.’ … I just think that we were in a period where he had so much stuff to deal with, he couldn’t deal with a wild card like me. I think that’s too unpredictable. Someone that wasn’t being controlled by strategy and thoughts, but someone who’s acting on feelings.”

He added, “I’m your favorite artist. You play ‘Touch the Sky’ at your inauguration, and now, all a sudden, Kendrick [Lamar] and Jay and all the people you invite to the White House, like, now these your favorite rappers … you know I’m your favorite but I’m not safe. But that’s why you love me! So just tell me you love me,” he continued. “And tell the world you love me! Don’t tell the world I’m a jackass.”

As for his outspoken support of President Donald Trump, the rapper — who’s been spotted rocking an autographed “Make America Great Again” hat — clarified that he doesn’t necessarily support the POTUS’ policies, but he does like his communication style.

“I don’t have all the answers that a celebrity is supposed to have, but I can tell you that when he was running, I felt something. The fact that he won, it proves something. It proves that anything is possible in America. That Donald Trump can be president of America. I’m not talking about what he’s done since he’s been in office, but the fact that he was able to do it,” he said. “When I see an outsider infiltrate, I connect with that … The Trump campaign and the Bernie Sanders principles, that would be my thing.”