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Kanye West infamously ran on stage at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2009 while Artist Taylor Swift accepted the award for Best Female Video for her song You Belong With Me, and interrupted the 19-year-old singer.

Recently, in an interview, West claimed that "God" told him to interrupt Taylor Swift at the awards.

The 43-year-old rapper interrupted Taylor as he grabbed the microphone and stated that he believed Beyoncé deserved the trophy instead.

"Yo Taylor, I'm really happy for you, I'ma let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time! One of the best videos of all time!" West said on stage in 2009.

West's claims in the recent interview on Tuesday, sparked a lengthy feud between himself and now 30-year-old Taylor for saying that it was the result of a higher power "giving [him] the information".

"Right now, God is giving me the information … If God ain't want me to run on stage and say Beyoncé had the best video, he wouldn't have sat me in the front row. I would've been sitting in the back. It wouldn't have made it so ridiculous of an idea because I had never heard of this person before, and Single Ladies is, like, one of the greatest videos of all time. And I was only drinking Hennessy because I didn't want to go to the awards show because it was a set-up," West recently stated.

Although the rapper claimed that it was God who had influenced his decisions in 2009, he previously confirmed that he didn't start to "read the Bible" until after he was hospitalize for psychiatric observation and treatment of temporary psychosis in 2016.

West claimed that "God brought me to my knees multiple times. The first time that I was put into the hospital in 2016, I actually started reading the bible. That was part of what God hit me with. You know, God has a calling on all of us and he uses us in different ways."

In his appearance on Nick Cannon's Cannon's Class podcast, the Bound 2 hitmaker, West, also added that he did not want his new relationship with God to look "uncool", and stated that: "I'm not gonna lie to you, I like being cool. I didn't go into an environment to come off uncool."

West, who stated that he plans to run for President of the United States in this year's election, went as far as to sue the West Virginia Secretary of State's Office after being told his bid to get on the ballot for president came up short on qualified signatures.

According to the Secretary of State, Mac Warner, West needed 7,144 signatures from registered voters in West Virginia. Although West submitted 15,000 signatures, only 6,383 were confirmed according to Secretary of State spokesperson, Mike Queen.

Has Kanye West official lost it in 2020? Not only did he sue the State's Office for not making it, but announced that he's seeking the nation's highest office on a ticket he calls the 'Birthday Party'.

What can we expect next from rapper, West, as he has been filling news headlines for the past few months? We'll have to wait and see.

Check out the full interview of the Cannon Class podcast below.

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