Kanye West Says He Had COVID-19 Yet Takes Anti-Vaccine Stance


In the past month, we've heard Kanye West on two new songs and seen him donate $2 million to the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. We've also seen him announce (again) a 2020 presidential candidacy bid, despite reportedly filing no actual paperwork.

But Kanye is Kanye, and with his Travis Scott collaboration "Wash Us in the Blood" also came the announcement of a new album, titled God's Country, apparently coming soon. You know what this means: Kanye's in album promo mode. And with that comes a freewheeling new feature in Forbes, out today (July 8) that sees him, among other things, come out as an anti-vaxxer.

"When they say the way we're going to fix [COVID-19] is with a vaccine, I'm extremely cautious," West said. "That's the mark of the beast. They want to put chips inside of us, they want to do all kinds of things, to make it where we can't cross the gates of heaven. I'm sorry when I say they, the humans that have the Devil inside them."