Kanye West: God made new record
Kanye West credits God for his new album.
The 38-year-old rapper is due to release his highly-anticipated LP later this month, which he previously proclaimed to be the best record "of all time", but he insists he didn't contribute much to it.
He said: "[The album is] a dream that can't happen without God.
"I'm only doing two percent of the work. God is doing the rest of the work."
And Kanye also gave credit to his late mother Donda West and wife Kim Kardashian West's late father Robert Kardashian - who famously helped defend O.J. Simpson when he was accused of murdering Nicole Brown Simpson - for watching over production of the record.
Speaking on Los Angeles radio station Real 92.3, he quipped of his father-in-law: "He's still doing deals for controversial black people from up in heaven."
The 'All Day' hitmaker initially titled his record 'Swish' before changing it to 'Waves' and a poll carried out on Twitter by his wife earlier this week revealed 'So Help Me God' is also potentially its name.
And Kanye said he wanted to run the poll to allow his "family" some input.
He explained: "I wanted to get people's opinions on how they felt.
"What I've really come to realise about being a celebrity is ... everybody is our family. It's family. If something bad happens, you're gonna hear about it....
"Obviously I have made a connection with people - a family-level connection that they played my music in their houses for so many years with their mothers, their friends, their kids. We love any opportunity we have to involve all of our family in the creative process."