Kanye West seems fearless, but even the self-confessed genius was worried he'd recently gone too far and that his wife might leave him.
Would This Be The Final Straw?
In a brand new interview with the New York Times, rapper and fashion designer West admitted that as recently as a couple of months ago, he was concerned his marriage to Kim Kardashian was on the rocks.
West revealed that there was a very serious conversation about the possibility of getting a divorce, following controversial comments he made during a now infamous appearance on TMZ Live.
Back in May, the rapper received heavy criticism after he was shown, on tape, ranting and raving about how, among other things, slavery was a choice for black people. Now, he claims to have been taken out of context.
"I said the idea of sitting in something for 400 years sounds-sounds-like a choice to me, I never said it's a choice. I never said slavery itself-like being shackled in chains-was a choice," he argued.
West admitted that he wondered whether his reality star wife might be considering pulling the plug on their marriage after the video went viral.
"There was a moment where I felt like after TMZ ... the energy levels were low, and I called different family members and was asking, you know, 'Was Kim thinking about leaving me after TMZ?' So that was a real conversation," he divulged.
On the track "Wouldn't Leave," West seemingly alludes to his wife's reaction to his comments on TMZ. Although West may have been worried for the future of his relationship, in public his KKW Beauty founder wife offered unwavering support to her hubby.
A source even told E! News at the time that she was standing by him even if they have differing opinions on certain topics.
The couple recently celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary, with Ye sharing a tribute to his wife which revolved around his gratitude for having her in his life.
Likewise, Keeping up with the Kardashians star Kim also shared a never-before-seen photo from their lavish wedding to mark the occasion, writing how she couldn't wait to spend forever with her man.
He's Not Backing Down
The 41-year-old rapper told the NYT that he learned a lot from his most recent debacle, particularly about what words mean in certain contexts. But that doesn't mean he's backing down from what he said, or trying to take it back.
"I feel stupid to have to say out loud that I know that being put on the boat was - but also I'm not backing down, bro," he said.
Another position on which Ye refuses to budge is his controversial embrace of President Trump, whom he refers to as his brother, and whom he previously praised, Charlie Sheen-style, for possessing dragon energy.
West argued that he's not afraid to share his love of Trump, even though other celebs are, according to the rapper, secretly doing so. He did, however, re-assert that he doesn't agree with everything Trump says or does.