Kanye West in the midst of a serious bipolar episode, family concerned as it has affected his decision making
The rapper had revealed he had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder following the release of his eighth studio album
As the country still struggles to come to grips with Kanye West's recent announcement that he will be running for president come November, sources close to the rapper have claimed he is in the midst of a serious bipolar episode. Sources told TMZ that those closest to Kanye are concerned that the episode had affected his decision-making and some of the things he has said and done during what has undoubtedly been an eventful week. It started on Independence Day when the 'Stronger' hitmaker took to Twitter to state he would be throwing his hat in the ring in the race for the Oval Office. "We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States! #@2020VISION," he had tweeted. The proclamation was not without support either, with Elon Musk replying to the tweet with, "You have my full support!"
Sources said the 43-year-old's family and those close to him are worried but that they believe everything will stabilize as it has in the past -- the behavior is not out of the norm for the Chicago native, who had once announced that slavery was a "choice."
But his family is nonetheless said to be concerned that some of the things he is currently saying will be problematic. In an explosive interview with Forbes after he said he was gunning for the commander-in-chief, he denounced his support for Trump, slammed Biden, said Planned Parenthood was a ploy by white supremacists to "do the Devil's work," and much, much more.
Planned Parenthood has already come out to slam Kanye for his comments, which also included him branding the organization as a Satanic baby-killing cult. Nia Martin Robinson, the Director of Black Leadership and Engagement at Planned Parenthood, spoke out against the rapper for being "offensive" and "infantilizing."
"Black women are free to make our own decisions about our bodies and pregnancies, and want and deserve to have access to the best medical care available," she said. "Any insinuation that abortion is Black genocide is offensive and infantilizing. The real threat to Black communities' safety, health, and lives stems from lack of access to quality, affordable health care, police violence, and the criminalization of reproductive health care by anti-abortion opposition."
Kanye had come out to reveal he suffered from bipolar disorder after the 2018 release of his eighth studio album 'Ye,' but had insisted it was not something that was holding him back.
He had talked about the condition in the seventh track of his album called 'Yikes,' where he rapped, "You see? You see? That's what I'm talkin' 'bout, That's why I f**k with Ye. See, that's my third person. That's my bipolar s**t, ni**a, what? That's my superpower, ni**a, ain't no disability. I'm a superhero! I'm a superhero!"
He explained it further in an interview with Big Boy TV. "I had never been diagnosed until I was 39. But like I said on the album, it’s not a disability, it’s a superpower."