Kanye West Once Considered This NSFW Career

Kanye West is one of the most famous rappers around. He has released many hit singles like “Gold Digger,” “Stronger,” and “Love Lockdown.” Recently, his gospel-themed albums have garnered a lot of praise as well.

Aside from being a musician, West also has a popular merchandise line called Yeezy. His items often sell out quickly and are trendy.

Given his success in music and fashion, one would think that West was always meant to work in these two industries. However, West revealed that there was another line of work he once considered going into. And it would have made him an even more NSFW celebrity than he already is now.

Kanye West has thought about becoming a porn star

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In the late 1990s, West decided to drop out of college to focus on writing music. He started taking on telemarketing work for a while, but then he considered going into the porn industry.

“That career choice popped into my head once or twice,” West shared. “Which guy doesn’t want that? Just sometimes in their life.”

West ended up not pursuing pornography seriously when he got engaged to his then-fiancee, Alexis Phifer.

Kanye West’s career has been full of NSFW moments

Although West did not become a porn star, many fans are probably aware that sex still often makes its way into his work.

West’s music prior to 2019 was full of explicit lyrics alluding to sex. Highsnobiety once recounted a list of sexual acts West mentioned in his songs, noting that “the rapper’s lyrical porn covers so many varied sexual exploits it reads like categories on Pornhub.”

Additionally, West’s music videos, album covers, and even magazine photo shoots have been known to be very NSFW.

In 2018, he also promoted his Yeezy line at the Pornhub Awards and designed phallic-shaped trophies to give to the winners.

Kanye West has admitted that he used to be addicted to porn

These sex references might not be too surprising for fans since West himself has admitted that he used to struggle with a porn addiction.

“Playboy was my gateway into full-on pornography addiction,” he said in an interview in October 2019. “My dad had a Playboy left out at age 5 and it’s affected almost every choice I made for the rest of my life. From age five till now having to kick the habit.”

He added that porn helped him cope with his mother’s death in 2007, sharing: “I said some people drown themselves in drugs, and I drown myself in my addiction: sex.”

Kanye West says his faith helped cure his addiction

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West revealed that he is no longer addicted to porn like before, and it is all thanks to his faith. “With God I’ve been able to beat things that had a full control of me,” West said.

Since early 2019, West has been embracing Christianity like never before. He started his famous Sunday Services, which are designed to be a gathering of people that include a lot of gospel and music praising God. Many celebrities have attended West’s Sunday Services, and he even went on to conduct them in other parts of the country.

West no longer writes NSFW songs and now makes gospel-themed music. His October 2019 album, Jesus Is King, was his first foray into the gospel genre with a lot of songs that talk about his experience as a Christian. Meanwhile, the follow-up album, Jesus Is Born, features music from his Sunday Service Choir.

West’s faith dictates his personal life as well. He and his wife, Kim Kardashian, welcomed their fourth child in May 2019, and the couple named him Psalm.

However, West’s newfound faith has not come without some criticism. He found himself in hot water when he told Kardashian to wear less-revealing outfits. Recently, fans also slammed him for calling T.I.’s act of “virginity testing” his daughter “God-approved.”