Kanye West has dominated the news cycle recently, and it’s left many feeling shocked.
But it turns out they shouldn’t be. According to a source, he’d been sharing his views for years – and it was Kris Jenner’s master skills that managed to keep them under wraps.
Last week, the rapper suffered an alarming and highly publicized breakdown at his debut campaign rally and, ever since, he has estranged himself from his wife, Kim Kardashian, and her family.
And reports have surfaced that he finally reunited with Kim… and there were a lot of tears.
Where do we begin when it comes to Kanye’s behavior?
Kanye has never been afraid of letting his opinion be known and, throughout the years, he has been in and out of the headlines for his strange and eye-opening antics.
Last year, Kanye opened up about his battles with mental illness.
He revealed that, in 2014, he was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, 2 years before he suffered his highly-publicized nervous breakdown in 2016, which was likely triggered by the anniversary of his mother’s death.
And he has been using his platform to help break down the stigma surrounding mental health issues.
Because, earlier this month, he suddenly revealed that he would be running for president.
Back in 2018, Kanye, who is an avid Trump supporter, sat down with the president in the Oval Office where he proclaimed his support and declared Trump a “hero” in a bizarre, rambling televised monologue that spawned myriad parodies.
Taking to Twitter, Kanye wrote:
“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.”
Nobody ever thought that he’d actually do it.
Also, what happened to having an education and experience in politics before you could even think about being president?
And just over 2 weeks ago, he hosted his first-ever campaign rally.
Kanye, who was clad in a bullet-proof vest with the numbers “2020” shaved into his head, threw his rally in Charleston, South Carolina, where he seemed to whip up various policy decisions right there on the spot.
People couldn’t believe what they were hearing.
And, even though it is more than likely that Kim did not give her permission to Kanye to disclose this private information, he didn’t seem to care.
“Then she said, ‘I’m pregnant.’ I said, ‘Yes!’ Then I said, ‘No.’ I gotta tell you what was in my mind. She was crying. She said she was pregnant, and for one month, and two months, and three months, we talked about her not having this child. She had the pills in her hand. When you take the pills, and if you take it, the baby’s gone.”
But, again, he didn’t seem to care.
“So even if my wife were to divorce me after this speech, she brought North into the world, even when I didn’t want to. She stood up, and she protected that child.”
Kanye was crying so hard, it was difficult to understand what he was saying…
The man was clearly in a lot of pain which arose so much concern about him running for president.
Kanye went on a horrendous Twitter rant in which he insulted his wife and in turn, his kids.
And honestly, “shocking” isn’t even the word to describe what he said.
Kanye wrote this: “West children will never do Playboy… West.”
Firstly, he referred to his own wife as “North’s mom,” which was shocking enough already and then talked about her sex tape, calling it a “sex rape.”
He urged her “not to play with him” which is a direct translation of “don’t test me.” He also wrote that she’s not allowed around his kids anymore because she tried to “lock him up.”
But, even after all of that, Kanye carried on.
The dust had barely settled on that catastrophic tweets he posted when he took to Twitter again.
He branded both Kim and Kris as white supremacists, after claiming that the pair put out a statement without his approval first.
“I been trying to get divorced since Kim met with Meek at the Waldorf for ‘prison reform.’
“I got 200 more to go. This my lady tweet of the night … Kris Jong-Un. Lil Baby my favorite rapper but won’t do a song wit me,” he added.
“Meek is my man and was respectful. That’s my dog. Kim was out of line. I’m worth 5 billion dollars and more than that through Christ. But ya’ll ain’t listen to MJ and now ya’ll believe them???”
Understandably, these allegations were huge…
And, after a 3-day social media silence, Kim released a lengthy statement regarding her husband’s erratic behavior.
“As most of you will know, Kanye has bipolar disorder. As anyone who has this or a loved one in their life does, knows how incredibly complicated it is to understand.”
She then discussed how, in the past, she has respected Kanye’s privacy regarding his disorder, and has remained silent in an attempt to protect her children.
“Living with bipolar disorder does not diminish or invalidate his dreams and his creative ideas, no matter how big or unobtainable they may seem. This is a part of his genius, and as we have all witnessed, many of his big dreams come true.”
And thanked everyone so far for being so supportive and concerning for Kanye’s health and wellbeing.
But the one thing about Kim’s statement that really stood out for fans was when she described her family as being “powerless” against Kanye.
“Those that understand mental illness or even compulsive behavior know that the family is powerless unless the member is a minor,” she said.
And that he was spending time alone at his Wyoming ranch… with the exception of a visit from Justin Beiber, however.
And the fact that her husband was avoiding her at all costs is not okay.
As a source has shared that Kanye’s outbursts are “nothing new.”
“He has been vocal about disagreements with the family, rages over small problems and extremist political views.”
“But Kris did not want any of this material becoming public through their shows and wanted to protect her family.”
“Some feel she has saved Kanye from getting into huge problems for a long time.”
Kris Jenner is surely one of the most powerful PR people in Hollywood.
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