Kanye West says prison reform is his next calling

American rapper Kanye West
American rapper Kanye West

Kanye West wants to tackle prison reform.

The 42-year-old rapper insisted his path is dictated by “what God wants”, and he looks set to follow in wife Kim Kardashian West’s footsteps by doing what he can to tackle some “immediate” issues with the justice system in the United States.

Speaking to TMZ, he said: “It’s all what God wants. World peace, how about it? One in three African Americans are in prison. Figuring out ways to free people, free the minorities, free the people with mental health, to go and open up and have conversations…

“World peace, how about it?”

— Kanye West

“Some people are locked up for a year, sometimes five years, because they can’t afford a thousand dollars bail. These are some immediate things that are on our mind today.”

The Jesus is King rapper – who has been open about his faith and bringing his Sunday Service to followers in the US – explained how he tries to listen to God, and he’s willing to embrace whatever direction he’s moved in.

He added: “Well, man makes plans and God laughs – it’s all up to him. I really empty my mind, feel my spirit and leave room for God to guide me. So, I can’t tell you what the plans are.

If Kanye does decide to tackle prison reform, he’ll be following the example of his wife Kim. The KKW Beauty mogul has been working with a number of prisoners recently, including successfully petitioning US President Donald Trump to commute the life sentence of non-violent drug offender Alice Marie Johnson.