Kanye West says he was 'mentally misdiagnosed' and 'nearly drugged out of mind' following Twitter comeback

Kanye West claims he was 'mentally misdiagnosed' by a former personal trainer, Harley Pasternak, after being diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2016

Kanye West says he was 'mentally misdiagnosed' and 'nearly drugged out of mind' following Twitter comeback
Kanye West claims he was ‘mentally misdiagnosed’ after Twitter return (Jacopo M Raule/Getty Images For Balenciaga )
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Kanye West, who received a bipolar disorder diagnosis in 2016, is now claiming that Harley Pasternak, a former personal trainer who is Jewish, "mentally misdiagnosed" him. The rapper began his customary Thursday night practice of calling out individuals close to him while exposing private text messages after being banned from Twitter earlier due to anti-Semitic remarks.

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“What should be obvious by now is that I was raised to stand for my truth regardless of the consequences," the rapper tweeted a screenshot of what appears to be his chat with the famous trainer, as per reported by Page Six. “So I will say this again I was mentally misdiagnosed and nearly drugged out of my mind to make me a manageable well behaved celebrity.”

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Pasternak requested a "loving, open conversation" based on "facts" from West in the text message. Additionally, he requested that his ex-friend avoids using "crazy stuff" or "cuss words." The tone of Pasternak's subsequent message, in which he appeared to threaten to have West, 45, placed back in a facility, shifted. “Second option, I have you institutionalized again where they medicate the crap out of you, and you go back to Zombieland forever. Playdate with the kids just won’t be the same.” When West was admitted to the hospital in 2016 due to his "erratic" behavior, Pasternak is thought to have been the one to dial 911.

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Ye attends the Kenzo Fall/Winter 2022/2023 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 23, 2022 in Paris, France.
Ye attends the Kenzo Fall/Winter 2022/2023 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 23, 2022, in Paris, France (Victor Boyko/Getty Images For Kenzo)

Friends allege that the rapper-turned-fashion designer is currently experiencing a "psychiatric episode," which is why he is being criticized for his horrific anti-Semitic remarks. However, a lot of individuals, including a lot of famous people, maintain that West's mental health does not absolve him from the repercussions of his remarks.

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Ye's accusations against Pasternak also come amid news that West allegedly paid off a former worker who had long sought to come out and denounce his alleged anti-Semitism. MEAWW on November 2, reported Kanye West paid off a former employee who claimed that he had used racist and antisemitic words at work for years. The 45-year-old CEO of Yeezy reached a settlement agreement with a former employee who claimed to have witnessed him repeatedly praising Adolf Hitler or Nazis in work settings. 

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Furthermore, six individuals who have worked with West over the previous five years claim to have witnessed him using antisemitic language on numerous occasions. They assert that West either "mention conspiracy theories about Jewish people or praise Hitler." In reality, during a 2018 interview at TMZ's offices, three people claimed they remembered the rapper going on an antisemitic diatribe. But according to the report, West has disputed the allegations stated in the settlement.

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