Watch: Kanye West discusses mental health, racism and presidents in almost 2-hour interview

A highly anticipated interview with Kanye West by Charlemagne Tha God, a US radio presenter and TV personality, has been released.

Kanye speaks with Charlamagne, real name Lenard McKelvey, for almost two hours in the home he shares with wife Kim Kardashian West, and discusses a range of issues from mental health to Taylor Swift.

West had been tweeting up a storm in recent weeks, such as showing his support for US President Donald Trump and saying he "can't be managed".

In the interview released today, West opens up about his mental health, saying that his 2016 hospitalisation was as a result of "fear, stress, control". "I think I'm in a stronger place than I ever was, after the breakdown or as I like to say, the breakthrough," he said.

He also commented that when Donald Trump was running for president he "felt something".

"It’s like the fact that he won, it proves something. It proved that anything is possible in America. That Donald Trump could be president of America.

"All of this is an outsider thing, so when I see an outsider infiltrate, I connect with that."

West goes on to cover a range of topics, such as Jay Z, falling out with Nike, racism and fashion.

Watch the full interview here:

More in this Section

Christian Bale and Olivia Colman among British Oscar hopefuls

Emily Ratajkowski wishes husband Sebastian Bear-McClard happy birthday

Foals set to play Trinity Summer Series

Hollyoaks star Jimmy Essex gets engaged to boyfriend of six years


Making Cents: Car insurance travelling in the right direction

Boyzone Farewell Tour: Gettin' the band back on the road

Six things we learned at Music Minds event

Heart and Home festival: The very best of bluegrass

More From The Irish Examiner