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#Culture: Kim Kardashian West Speaks Up About Kanye West’s Bipolar Disorder After He Tweeted About Divorcing Her

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This week has been quite a revelation for fans of Kanye West. The American rapper, who recently announced his 2020 United States presidential campaign, launched into quite an explosive tweeting spree on the very next day of his rally. In the now deleted tweets, Kanye revealed that he was trying to divorce his wife, Kim Kardashian West, and that she was trying to lock him up on the grounds of mental health. At one point Kanye even compared himself to Nelson Mandela. All of this has prompted the Kardashian West PR vehicle to go into overdrive to do damage control, with Kim suggesting that her husband has bipolar disorder.

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If you’re one of those who caught Kanye West’s tweets before he deleted them, you’d probably think it was a clear cry for help. In fact, he alluded to the movie Get Out, which is the story of a black man who goes to visit his white girlfriend’s family and discovers their horrific, white supremacist secret. Kanye said that after he cried as made the revelation about rethinking the abortion of their first child, daughter North, during his Charleston, South Carolina, rally, Kim was flying with a doctor to lock him up.

In one of his tweets, he even refers to mother-in-law Kris Jenner as Kris Jong-Un. There was something about Michael Jackson as well, on how he was telling the truth but nobody believed him, and he was killed for knowing too much, which Kanye feared would be his fate as well. He appealed to wife Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner to contact him directly at his ranch in Wyoming.

Following the deletion of his tweets, Twitter seriously wondered if Kanye was doing this as a promotional stunt for his new album or a sign of mental health issues.. Many believed that these were revelations about the many secrets kept by the Kardashian-Jenner clan, to which Ye was privy to and was now signalling for help because he was under threat.

Fans even tweeted to Tesla CEO Elon Musk to ‘Save Kanye’, to which Musk replied that he had checked up on the rapper and he was fine.

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In the wake of this erratic outburst on Twitter, wife Kim Kardashian West spoke directly to her fans about her husband’s mental health struggles in her Instagram Stories. The reality tv star and fashion influencer wrote a lengthy comment on the entire situation, and how she never previously addressed Kanye’s bipolar disorder out of respect for his privacy and that of her family’s. However, she felt compelled to do so now because there is a lot of stigma attached to mental health and she didn’t want to further it. 

 

She spoke about how the pressures of being an artist and a black man, coupled with the pain of losing his mother and the consequent isolation he felt, have only aggravated his condition. However, she said that none of this changes that he is an artistic genius with big hopes and dreams.

“Those who are close with Kanye know his heart and understand his words sometimes do not align with his intentions.”

She ended with a heartfelt appeal to fans and media to deal with this issue with grace, and show  empathy and compassion towards Kanye and their family.

Back in 2018, on his album Ye, the 43-year-old rapper had first talked about living with bipolar disorder, which he labelled his ‘superpower’. While Kanye has been known for his eccentric tweets, fans have been doggedly following his social media movements ever since the former Donald Trump supporter announced he was running for president in 2020. In an interview with Forbes, that the publication described as a 4-hour-long rambling, the rapper claimed that if he won, he would want to run American like the Wakanda, the fictional African country from the Marvel Universe.

“A lot of Africans do not like the movie and representation of themselves in Wakanda. But I’m gonna use the framework of Wakanda right now because it’s the best explanation of what our design group is going to feel like in the White House. That is a positive idea: you got Kanye West, one of the most powerful humans—I’m not saying the most because you got a lot of alien level superpowers and it’s only collectively that we can set it free. Let’s get back to Wakanda… like in the movie in Wakanda when the king went to visit that lead scientist to have the shoes wrap around her shoes. Just the amount of innovation that can happen, the amount of innovation in medicine — like Big Pharma — we are going to work, innovate, together.”

This and now the deleted tweets… no wonder Kanye fans are concerned that he might be going the Britney Spears way.

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