On July 4th, Kanye West took to Twitter to announce that he plans to run in the 2020 presidential election. On the heels of that announcement, the music mogul took part in a bizarre Forbes interview that saw him espouse anti-vaxxer and pro-life commentary.
The four-hour Forbes interview saw West make a slew of outlandish claims, including that he had coronavirus — which he branded “the mark of the beast”—, that American toothpaste and deodorant “affect our ability to be of service to God,” and his ideology on foreign policies, abortion, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, taxes, China and more.
A TMZ report has revealed that sources close to Kanye suggest that he is in the midst of a bipolar episode. The insiders claim that Kanye experiences a manic episode like this yearly.
Though the family of West are anxious about his current state of mind, they are positive that the aftermath of this episode will see the rapper gain stable mental health.
West has been outspoken about his bipolar diagnosis in the past. Notably, the cover art for his 2018 record Ye read, “I hate being Bi-Polar its awesome.” In album track ‘Yikes’, Yeezy refers to his diagnosis as a “superpower”.
During an interview with David Letterman for the Netflix show My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman, West delved further into his experience with bipolar. Detailing that he believes the condition enables him to better express his personality.
“What I want to say about the bipolar thing is because it has the word ‘bi’ in it, it has the idea of, like, split personality. Well, that works for me because I’m a Gemini, but when you ramp up, it expresses your personality more,” he said.
Love Hip Hop?
Get the latest Hip Hop news, features, updates and giveaways straight to your inbox Learn more