Ye's 'Drink Champs' Interview: 9 Explosive Takeaways About Kim K, 'SNL' & More

Ye, the artist formerly known as Kanye West, has spoken for the first time since the release of his new album Donda on the Drink Champs show.

During the lengthy clip, he discussed a whole range of topics, shedding light on issues he has rarely spoken about.

From his relationship with Kim Kardashian, who he declares is "still my wife," to musical regrets and feuds, Ye did not hold back.

Newsweek breaks down some of the most explosive moments in the interview.

Ye Said He "Doesn't Have a House"

Not only did the rapper say he does not have a house, he also explained that he is against the idea of owning because it's a way of being "controlled" and that his home is "where my daughter FaceTimes me."

He did, however, say he was "into architecture" and likes to restore old houses.

Ye is "Halfcinated"

Talking about COVID-19, Ye revealed he is not fully vaccinated, but is instead part way through the process.

He referred to this as "halfcinated" but did not reveal when his second vaccination would take place.

Ye Claims He Could Beat Drake in a Rap Battle

The conversation of feuds happened fairly soon into the interview, with Ye discussing fellow rapper Drake.

On the topic of Verzuz battles, where rappers go up against one another, he said he believes he would beat Drake, comparing their feud to that of professional sportspeople.

He said: "It's all psychological, right? So, it's like what pen, what button is someone gonna hit? You know what? I bit his ear. I bit his ear."

This comment alluded to a 1997 boxing match when Mike Tyson bit Evander Holyfield's ears, causing the boxer to be disqualified.

Ye Didn't Like Soulja Boy's Donda Verse

When Ye's latest album Donda was released, there were plenty of things missing, including a verse from the rapper Soulja Boy on the song "Remote Control."

Asked plainly if Soulja Boy's verse on the song was good, Ye simply said: "Nah," earning huge laughter from his hosts.

Ye Regrets Signing Big Sean

The rapper started his own label G.O.O.D. Music, back in 2004, and signed a whole host of acts to it, from John Legend to Common. But one of his big regrets, he says, was signing rapper Big Sean.

"I already decided that when I die, on my tombstone it's gonna say, 'I deserve to be here I signed Big Sean.' I'm saying the worst thing I ever did was sign Big Sean," he commented.

Ye Believes John Legend Went Up Against Him

Ye believes both Big Sean and John Legend went up against him and called them each a "sellout" when it came to his presidential ambitions.

He said: "And both John Legend and Big Sean, when I ran for office, got used quick by the Democrats to come at they boy that actually changed they life.

"And that's some sellout s***. And I don't rock with neither of them and I need my apology."

Ye Is Anti-Cancel Culture When it Comes to Marilyn Manson and DaBaby

The rapper famously collaborated with Marilyn Manson and DaBaby on his new record, but said he wanted to take a stand against cancel culture in doing so.

He said: "They can't cancel us all."

Ye Lashed Out at Taylor Swift Because of His "Addictions"

Host N.O.R.E. asked Ye what happened with the VMAs back in 2009, when he leapt on stage to tell the audience how Beyoncé deserved to win over Swift.

When asked if drinking was involved, Ye responded: "I was showing both of my addictions," though didn't expand on that point.

Ye On Divorcing Kim Kardashian

With the interview recorded before pictures of Kardashian and Davidson were released, he insisted the reality star is "still my wife," and slammed SNL for making her say otherwise.

He said: "SNL making my wife say, 'I divorced him,' on TV because they just wanted to get that bar off, and I ain't see the papers. We're not even divorced... They ain't no joke to me. My kids want they parents to stay together. I want us to be together."

He also blamed Hulu and E! for his family breakdown, saying he is "wanting to put the family back together."

You can watch the full Drink Champs interview on YouTube here.

Kanye West, AKA Ye
Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, poses for a photo as he arrives for the fight between Jamel Herring and Shakur Stevenson at State Farm Arena on October 23, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. Brandon Magnus/Getty Images