Family reveals Kanye West is in the middle of a serious bipolar episode after declaring presidential run
Kanye West is ‘in the middle of a serious bipolar episode’, leaving his superstar family ‘very concerned’.
The rapper, 43, is said to have sparked concern after announcing his decision to run for president via Twitter at the weekend and taking part in a controversial Forbes interview on Wednesday.
In the piece, Kanye slammed Planned Parenthood as an organization run ‘white supremacists to do the Devil’s work’, drawing widespread criticism online.
TMZ claims the father-of-four suffers from a serious bipolar episode around once a year, resulting in his decision-making being impacted.
The site reports: ‘Kanye announced he’s running for president via Twitter over the weekend, and also did a rambling interview with Forbes … which drew harsh criticism, confusion and concern.
‘Our sources say his family and those close to him are worried, but they believe things will stabilize as they have in the past.
‘The problem here, is that Kanye’s proclamations are causing problems.’
MailOnline has contacted a spokesperson for Kanye West for comment.
Kanye has been married to Kim Kardashian, 39, since 2014, and the couple have four children, North, seven, Saint, four, Chicago, two, and Psalm, 14 months.
The musician’s Forbes interview saw him drop his support for Trump, reveal his political party is called The Birthday Party and discuss anti-vaccination views.’
In 2018, Kanye revealed he was not taking medication for bipolar because it ‘stifles his creativity,’ a year after his diagnosis.
The performer told David Letterman that he feels discriminated against because of his mental health issues.
Kanye said: ‘I can just tell you what I’m feeling at the time. I feel a heightened connection with the universe when I’m ramping up.
‘They do everything possible. They got us to that point and they do everything to make it worse.’
Kanye can sometimes experience psychosis during periods of severe mania, in which he feels hyper-paranoia and believes everyone is out to get him.
He described the episodes to Letterman in detail.
He said: ‘You have this moment [where] you feel everyone wants to kill you. You pretty much don’t trust anyone.
‘When you’re in this [episode] state, you’re hyper-paranoid about everything. Everyone – this is my experience, other people have different experiences – everyone now is an actor. Everything’s a conspiracy.
‘You feel the government is putting chips in your head. You feel you’re being recorded. You feel all these things.’
On Thursday morning, Kanye posted and deleted a pro-life tweet saying calling six-month fetuses ‘souls’ that ‘deserve to live’.
The controversial rapper’s pro-life stance comes as he and Planned Parenthood have engaged in a fierce back-and-forth after he claimed it was an organization run ‘white supremacists to do the Devil’s work’.
He shared a screenshot of a Google search, asking: ‘What does a 6 month fetus look like?’
Included in the grab was a brief WebMd excerpt detailing the growth and development during the second trimester.
‘These souls deserve to live,’ the former-Trump fan declared in his tweet.
While the tweet has since been deleted, many have shared screengrabs of the post and have voiced their annoyance at Kanye’s declaration.
Kanye made inflammatory remarks about Planned Parenthood in his interview with Forbes , where he also states that he is ‘pro-life/ because he’s ‘following the word of the bible.’
Nia Martin-Robinson, who is Director of Black Leadership and Engagement at Planned Parenthood, rebuked the star, calling his claims ‘offensive’ and ‘infantilizing’ in a statement obtained DailyMail.com.
‘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. Any insinuation that abortion is Black genocide is offensive and infantilizing,’ Nia’s statement began.
‘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 anti-abortion opposition.”
Nia added, ‘At Planned Parenthood, we trust and we stand with Black women who have, and continue to lead the charge when it comes to the health, rights, and bodily autonomy of those in their communities.’