In his new song “My Life,” West sings about his life as a rapper.
He then talks about the “real Kanye,” who is now his mother, telling the audience, “My life, my life, Kanye.”
West also talks about “taking names,” a word that’s often used by white rappers to refer to black people, and how he “came to love” the word.
He also says that “I’m not the rapper,” referring to himself, “I don’t like to be called a rapper.”
He adds, “If you want to be a rapper, you can become one.
You can become the best rapper, and that’s what I’m going to do.”
West says that he is “a different person, a different person from the real me.”
He also sings, “The real me is on my own,” and goes on to tell the audience: “I ain’t got no friends.
I ain’t gonna be friends, but if you want a friend, you should see me, and you can be my friend.”
He then goes on and says, “And I’ll be back.”
West is releasing his album My Life on August 18.
Watch a snippet of the song, “Cocaine,” below: