Recently, sources close West told TMZ that Kanye West is in the midst of a severe bipolar episode, and his family alongside close palz are concerned it has impacted his decision-making and some of the things he has said of recent.
Last Weekend, the billionaire mogul announced that he was running for president in 2020 and spoke about his plans in a “rambling” interview with Forbes, where he renounced President Trump, slammed Joe Biden, and revealed his party, the “Birthday Party.”
“God just gave me the clarity and said it’s time. You know I was out there, ended up in the hospital, people were calling me crazy. I’m not crazy,” West told the Forbes. “Now it’s time. And we’re not going crazy; we’re going Yeezy, it’s a whole ‘notha level now. N-O-T-H-A.”
Along the line in the interview, Kanye claimed he had coronavirus in February, but he was not in support of a vaccine. “That’s the mark of the beast,” he said. “They want to put chips inside of us; they want to do all kinds of things, to make it where we can’t cross the gates of heaven.”
In the past, Kanye West has been honest about his mental health. When he was diagnosed as bipolar, he called it his “superpower” on “Yikes” off his album Ye. “I had never been diagnosed until I was 39,” he told Big Boy in 2018. “But like I said on the album, it’s not a disability, it’s a superpower.”
He also revealed that after being on medication at one point, he stopped taking the meds in 2018. “When you’re bipolar, you have the potential to ramp up, and it can take you to a point where you start acting erratic, as TMZ would put it,” he told David Letterman in a 2019 interview. “If you guys want these crazy ideas and these crazy stages and this crazy music and this crazy way of thinking, there’s a chance it might come from a crazy person.”