Recording artist Kanye West attends The Fashion Group International's annual "Night of Stars" gala at Cipriani Wall Street on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, in New York. Picture: AP
Kanye West has a "full-on pornography addiction" and says finding a Playboy magazine has affected "every choice" in his life thus far.

The "Bound 2" hitmaker says his addiction to watching porn began when he found a Playboy magazine at the age of five, admitting finding that has affected "every choice" in his life.

He said: "Like for me Playboy was my gateway into full on pornography addiction. My dad had a Playboy left out at age five and it's affected almost every choice I made for the rest of my life.

"From age five til now, having to kick the habit and it just presents itself in the open like it's ok and I stand up and say, 'No, it's not ok.'"

And the 42-year-old singer - who has North, six, Saint, three, Chicago, 21 months, and Psalm, five months, with his wife Kim Kardashian West - also has a sex addiction, which he admitted came about following the death of his mother Donda in 2007.

Speaking to Zane Lowe on Apple Music's Beats 1 Radio, he added: "I think when people have been addicted to something like, if you ask somebody that's a drug addict it's like you say, 'Are you still addicted?' Well yeah, you turn it off actually. It's like, with God I've been able to beat things that had a full control of me. 

You know that Playboy that I found when I was five-years-old was written all over the moment when I was at the MTV awards with the Timberlands, the Balmain jeans, before people was rocking Balmain jeans, and the Hennessy bottle. 

It's like that was such a script out of a rockstar's life. My mom had passed a year before and I said some people drown themselves in drugs. And I drowned myself in my addiction [to sex]."