West, who began the 19-minute segment pretty disengaged, became an open book at cruising altitude, particularly when it came to his spiritual awakening. He told Corden that when he was hospitalized in 2016, he wrote the phrase “start a church in Calabasas,” his wife Kim Kardashian’s hometown, where they now have a home with their four children.
“It’s something I had a feeling that I needed to do that God put on my heart. And now he just keeps on taking me to new levels, and taking us to other levels, that we didn’t even imagine before,” West said.
Corden also noted that religious themes had been in much of the artist’s earlier music, including the 2004 track “Jesus Walks.”
“God’s always had a plan for me,” West added. “And he’s always wanted to use me. But I think he wanted me to suffer more and wanted people to see my suffering and see my pain and put stigmas on me and have me go through all the human experiences. So now when I talk about how Jesus saved me, more people can relate to that experience.”
He also didn’t shy away from addressing the difficulties of marriage, which he agreed helped stabilize him. He shaded Kardashian’s short-lived marriage to NBA player Kris Humphries and also revealed that he reads the Bible before bed (while Kardashian watches “Dateline”) and that they want seven kids.