Kanye West has returned to social media after a nine day break with warnings about mind control and programming for his followers.
Ye swore off of Instagram and Twitter nine days ago. On Saturday, West returned to Twitter after giving an empassioned speech at the White House. He posted a number of videos about mind control, including one 10 minute long selfie video recorded via Periscope where he talked about ‘unprogramming’ the mind.
Mind control https://t.co/YDYXQ45bDL
— ye (@kanyewest) October 13, 2018
He said, “I just wanna talk about mind control. You know when people try to influence you through social media and try to tell you what to do, or if people post something that’s positive on Instagram it gets taken down if it’s not part of a bigger agenda. That’s, like, mind control…That’s the poison that’s happening with social media.”
He explained, “I feel like when people try to tell me what to do, they’re touching my brain. If someone tries to tell me what I can do, what I can wear, I feel like they’re touching my brain.”
Visually trying to show fans his message, he said, “Imagine cutting your skull open and someone touched your brain. Imagine how that would hurt you. That’s how it feels when someone tells me what I can or can’t do.”
The rapper who is married to Kim Kardashian, also warned fans against social media, saying, “Social media is a lie. Social media told you Hillary Clinton was going to win, and she didn’t win. Social media told you nobody likes me, but everybody loves me. Everybody loves Ye,” adding, “Unprogram your minds. Open your heart. Let your conscience be free.”
West also referenced spirituality, saying that he was “the best living recording artist” due to the “spirits that flow through me”. He credited Bob Marley and Tupac, saying, “The spirits will give me new ideas. They’re in the air. We don’t own them, we are merely a vessel.”
He also revealed a number of his own personal mantras, saying, “Open up your heart. Let your spirit guide you. Let your conscience be free,” and, “We are creative individuals. We work from our heart and our spirit. We’re not corny.”
Ye also confirmed that he is currently in Africa, and left fans and followers with the message, “Don’t get too gassed up when you hear other stuff on the radio. That’s all programming. That’s all part of a system to control your mind. To control my mind, to make me look like I’m crazy to you.”
West’s new album Yandhi will be released near the end of the month.