Let's hope Kanye West can navigate this tough time safely. 🙏
Sources close to Kanye have told TMZ that the 43-year-old is battling a serious bipolar episode at the moment, sparking worry among his family and close friends.
His bipolar disorder reportedly leads to a difficult mental health moment like this one at least once a year. While those around him are confident this latest episode will "stabilize," they're more concerned than usual, as he's been causing some controversy with comments made on the record.
On Wednesday, Yeezy gave a wide-ranging interview to Forbes in which he reaffirmed his 2020 presidential bid as the leading member of the "Birthday Party."
Along with revoking his support for Donald Trump, Yeezy said that Democratic nominee Joe Biden is "not special" and suggested that both candidates should "gracefully bow out."
Speaking on coronavirus, he said he’s looking toward God, not a vaccine, to curb the pandemic. To him, vaccines are “the mark of the beast” that often leave children "paralyzed." Recalling his bout with the illness in February, Ye also claimed that when he heard the rumor that Drake may have caught the virus, he responded, "Drake can’t be sicker than me!”
He also expressed his belief that “Planned Parenthoods have been placed inside cities by white supremacists to do the Devil’s work.”
In a since-deleted tweet, Elon Musk, one of Kanye's biggest supporters and his first choice for the "head of our space program," admitted the two "may have more differences of opinion than I anticipated" after coming across a headline about his anti-abortion and anti-vaccination claims.
Yeezy first opened up about his struggles with bipolar disease in 2018, highlighted by the album cover of ye, which reads, "I hate being Bi-Polar its awesome." That same year, he appeared on TMZ Live and said that he wasn't taking his medication.
Later, in an interview with David Letterman on his Netflix talk show My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, Ye likened the condition to having "a sprained brain."