But I been talking to God for so long
That if you look at my life I guess he's talking back
Fucking with my clique

from Kanye West (Ft. Big Sean & Jay Z) – Clique Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Kanye has always been a rather religious man (he swears he’s been baptized at least three or four times) and you could tell this by listening to almost any song by him. He frequently comments on the subject of religion, and it seems even when sinning, he does so consciously and with self-awareness (telling God “he’ll be back in a second”).

He feels as though his success is a direct response from God for his devotion and piety. Jesus Walks, afterall. Kanye implies that God Himself is down with the clique. He even says “been talking to God for so long” in much the same tone as he said “I want to talk to God but I’m afraid because we ain’t spoke in so long” on “Jesus Walks.”

This flows logically from the last line about suicide, with Kanye’s seeking solace from contemplating cardinal sins like suicide.

Finally, the back of the Cruel Summer CD says “In G.O.O.D. We Trust,” a play on “In God We Trust.”

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