During a live interview with TMZ on Tuesday, Kanye West admitted that he was addicted to opioid after becoming dependent on the pain medications following his 2016 liposuction procedure.
The 40-year-old Life of Pablo star now takes a guest verse on Travis Scott’s new single, in which the rapper raps about his addiction to opioids.
On Travis’ latest track “Watch,” which was launched on Friday, Kanye elaborated on his pain medication use. He raps: “Wanna know how pain feels? I got off my main pills / Bet my wifey stay close, she know I’m on my Bezos.” He continues, “Opioid addiction, pharmacy’s the real trap / Sometimes I feel trapped, Jordan with no Phil Jack.”
The track ends with an outro that appears to be sung by Travis’ 20-year-old Keeping Up with the Kardashians star girlfriend, Kylie Jenner. A female voice raps, “We got bust down Rollies, bust down Rollies / And I told him I wanted to have a bust down baby.”
Kanye previously told TMZ that shortly after his liposuction procedure in 2006 he experienced a mental breakdown and was taking pain medication following his subsequent hospitalization.
The rapper said while pointing to the staff in-studio, “I was drugged the f— out. I was drugged out. I was on opioids. Two days after I got off opioids, I’m in the hospital. Two days before going to the hospital, I was on opioids. I was addicted to opioids. I had plastic surgery because I was trying to look good for y’all.”
Kanye told Charlamagne the God in an interview with The Breakfast Club, that was also aired on Tuesday, that how medication helped him through his emotional state, saying, “It’s an imperfect solution because it calmed me down. But there’s a lot of ways to calm down. Let ‘Ye be ‘Ye.”