That's why I went from slave to 400 years to mental prison to this and that. West said he was at a low point then - "Really medicated, shoulders slumped down, and my confidence was gone, which is a lot of the root of my superpower, because if you truly have self-confidence, no one can say anything to you" - and Robbins' fix was for the superstar rapper to scream loudly in his living room.
West spoke with The Times over three days earlier this month while in Wyoming, a state he's visited frequently since a year ago and where he both worked on and debuted his new album "Ye". It's always an option and [expletive].
"I think that my personality and energy mirrors Nat Turner, or it had in the past, but that showed me that also that Nat Turner approach would land me in the same place Nat Turner landed, and that I would be legendary but also just a martyr", he said. "If you look at the clip you see the way my mind works", suggesting that his statements are like his recent records, subject to constant revision, never completely finished.
"I can't believe I am accepting a fashion award when I am naked most of the time!".
West's vocal support for President Donald Trump has angered some in his fan base.
"There were people who said Trump would never win", he said.
"I felt that I knew people who voted for Trump that were celebrities that were scared to say that they liked him".
In 2010 at the premiere of his film Runaway he also spoke about his suicidal thoughts where he told guests: 'There were times that I contemplated suicide.
"I was so self-conscious about the nanny and the housekeeper that I didn't want them to hear me screaming in the living room". "What I would say is actually it's literally like I feel like I'm in court having to justify a robbery that I didn't actually commit, where I'm having to somehow reframe something that I never said".
In an interview with TMZ, he remarked: "When you hear about slavery for 400 years ... for 400 years?" I feel stupid to have to say out loud that I know that being put on the boat was - but also I'm not backing down, bro.
Read the entire interview with West here.