Kanye West is in the middle of a “serious bipolar episode” which is said to have “impacted his decision-making,” leaving his family very concerned.
After having announced on Twitter last weekend that he is running for president, yesterday the 43-year-old rapper had an interview with Forbes which drew harsh criticism, confusion and concern.
According to TMZ, sources close to Kanye say he is in the midst of a manic episode caused by bipolar disorder, a condition which the musician has spoken openly about in the past.
His recent behaviour has left his family and those close to him worried, but still hopeful that things will stabilize as they have in the past.
The rapper’s apparent bipolar episode has not kept him from garnering presidential campaign support from the likes of Elon Musk who hung with the rapper just days prior to his announcement.
Others are much more skeptical, and that skepticism likely grew in the wake of Kanye’s wide interview with Forbes in which he dumped Trump, slammed Biden, and revealed that he’s running as part of a new party called the “Birthday Party”, claimed he had Covid-19, pushed an anti-vaxx narrative and spoke a lot about God.
What the interview didn’t touch on was Kanye’s mental health.
However, in October 2018, Kanye told TMZ that he was not taking his bipolar medication, having previously stated that he doesn’t take his medication because it stifles his creativity.