During his performance at the Awaken 2020 event, American rapper, Kanye West opened up about his struggle with alcoholism. West spoke candidly about his decision to quit drinking, and his invocation of the mantra, “Devil you’re not gonna finna beat me today,” which immensely helped him maintain sobriety.
“There was some vodka in the refrigerator at my office, and sometimes I would just go ahead and take a drink from it in the middle of the day. I was walking toward that kitchenette area, and I stopped myself and I said, ‘Devil you’re not gonna finna beat me today,’ and it’s something that we take on, day by day. Every day that I don’t pick up that drink, I beat the devil” he shared.