Kanye West: My $68 million tax refund is God’s reward for me being a Christian

When you’re a celebrity who also happens to be a born-again Christian, God will reward you with millions of dollars on top of the millions you already have — at least that’s according to Kanye West‘s version of Christianity.

During an appearance on late night talk show host James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke this Monday, the musician and vocal Trump supporter said that the $68 million tax refund he received in 2019 was his reward from God for being a good Christian.

“God is using me to show off,” West told Corden. “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.”

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

As Alex Young points out in a recent article for the Consequence of Sound, Kanye’s tax refund was definitely a blessing, but it didn’t come from God. It came from his other savior, Donald Trump.

“It also helps that he now finds himself at the head of a church likely exempt from paying taxes,” Young writes.

Watch the video below, via The Late Late Show with James Corden:

Featured image via screen grab/Jimmy Kimmel Live

Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.