Kanye West performs at The Museum of Modern Art's annual Party in the Garden benefit, New York City, May 10, 2011
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Kanye West Credits God For $68 Million Tax Refund: ‘God Is Using Me To Show Off’

Like many of the ultra-rich this year, Kanye West enjoyed a spectacular tax refund thanks to Donald Trump’s tax bill that he promised his rich friends would hate and would benefit the common people. However, rather than credit the president for making the rich richer, West gave a shoutout to God for the $68 million tax refund he got in 2019 and suggested that others should become Christian if they want $68 million.

“God is using me to show off,” said West during his appearance on Carpool Karaoke. “Last year I made $115 million and still ended up $35 million in debt. This year I looked up and I just got $68 million returned to me on my tax returns.”

West recently went full born-again Christian, releasing an album titled Jesus is King and swearing off any “secular music.” He’s now only doing cuss-free gospel music, and for that, God apparently helped him get out of his $35 million debt hole, and then some. And he’s testifying.

“People need to hear [from] someone that has been put into debt by the system, talk about these types of numbers now that they’re in service to Christ,” said West.

West’s conversion and his support of Donald Trump have earned him some fans among people who love people sucking up to Trumps, including Don Jr., who claimed that the rapper is “cracking the culture code.”

This would be funnier if not for the fact that West recently declared that he would be president someday and previously hinted at a 2024 run. He seems to be positioning himself among the right, attacking Democrats in a recent interview with radio host Big Boy, claiming the party brainwashes black Americans into getting abortions.

“We’re [black Americans] brainwashed out here, bro. Come on, man. This is a free man talking. Democrats had us voting [for] Democrats with food stamps for years,” he said. “Guns in the ’80s, taking the fathers out the home, Plan B, lowering our votes, making us abort our children … Thou shall not kill.”

He also called God “daddy,” but that’s a whole other thing.

West at least seemed to admit that Trump is racist at least a little when pressed about his support for the president.

“I’d rather deal with somebody who call me the n-word to my face than a person that signed me for a lifetime deal on a 255-page contract. I’d rather know what I’m dealing with.”