After entering the race for the presidency extremely late, rapper and entrepreneur Kanye West appears to be in the midst of a mental breakdown, and is going through some difficult times with his family as a result.
During his first campaign rally in South Carolina, West became very emotional and started discussing some very private things about his personal life, including the fact that he considered having one of his children aborted. His family reportedly wanted to have him committed to a mental hospital because they were so concerned about his mental health as they were watching the rally. West says that this is not the first time something like this has happened, and later posted to Twitter that the movie “Get Out” is about him.
After getting home from the event, West posted a rant about his family on Twitter, but later deleted it. In the posts, he revealed that he and Kim had been considering getting a divorce for a while now. He also called his mother in law “Kris Jong-Un.”
Sources later confirmed to the media that Kim Kardashian, has begun contacting lawyers about a divorce. However, Kardashian later made a post on her Instagram page asking for privacy and compassion, and discussing her husband’s mental health issues.
In the post, Kardashian wrote:
“As many of you know, Kanye has bipolar disorder. Anyone who has this or has a loved one in their life who does, knows how incredibly complicated and painful it is to understand. I’ve never spoken publicly about how this has affected us at home because I am very protective of our children and Kanye’s right to privacy when it comes to his health. But today, I feel like I should comment on it because of the stigma and misconceptions about mental health. Those that understand mental illness or even compulsive behavior know that the family is powerless unless the member is a minor. People who are unaware or far removed from this experience can be judgmental and not understand that the individual themselves have to engage in the process of getting help no matter how hard family and friends try.”
In the days that followed, a long list of celebrities made appearances at West’s ranch in Wyoming to offer support and see how he was doing.
In an interview in 2018, Kanye admitted that he became addicted to opioids when they were prescribed to him after he got liposuction. The addiction may have contributed to his nervous breakdown in 2016. He has also said that he has been suicidal at times. In a 2019 interview with David Letterman, he said that he has bipolar disorder.
Kanye is also promoting a new album, and some people have suggested that his recent antics have been some sort of a publicity stunt, but anyone with a friend or family member who suffers from bipolar disorder can recognize the telltale signs of a mental breakdown, and West is clearly in the midst of one. Luckily, it appears that he may have recognized the error in his ways, because he later posted an apology.
I would like to apologize to my wife Kim for going public with something that was a private matter.
I did not cover her like she has covered https://t.co/A2FwdMu0YU Kim I want to say I know I hurt you. Please forgive me. Thank you for always being there for me.
— ye (@kanyewest) July 25, 2020
As for West’s presidential run, it seems that there is no chance of him qualifying in any of the 50 US states, but it is still possible for him to make outrageous statements on his Twitter account.