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.
This is an extremely worrying time for those close to Kanye West.
via: GettyLast 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.
He has reportedly been hiding out at his Wyoming ranch...
via: GettyAnd reports have surfaced that he finally reunited with Kim... and there were a lot of tears.
But sadly, none of this is out of the ordinary for the infamous musician.
via: GettyWhere 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.
There was a heartbreaking explanation for these particular behaviors...
Kanye has come a long way in his battle...
via: GettyAnd he has been using his platform to help break down the stigma surrounding mental health issues.
But his most recent announcement stirred up the concern once more...Because, earlier this month, he suddenly revealed that he would be running for president.
Now, in the last couple of years, Kanye has been dabbling in and out of the world of American politics.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.
But, on July 4th, he took things to the next level.
We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am runni… https://t.co/MySzN3vjIB— ye (@ye)1593909493.0
Despite teasing the idea for years...
@stonecold2050 I’d like to request a candidate with military,legal,business and humanitarian experience. OH ALSO wi… https://t.co/EcITA9pE98— R° (@R°)1593978652.0
But, regardless of the haters, the rapper has been deadset on his "2020 vision"...
via: GettyAnd just over 2 weeks ago, he hosted his first-ever campaign rally.
However, his campaign proved to be an extremely chaotic and alarming experience.
via: TwitterKanye, 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.
And amongst many other problematic things, he completely humiliated his wife throughout it.
via: GettyPeople couldn't believe what they were hearing.
He disclosed how he and Kim had discussed the possibility of abortion when she found out she was pregnant with North...
Through tears, Kanye ranted:
via: Twitter"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."
He acknowledged that Kim may file for divorce following his revelation...
via: TwitterBut, 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...
via: TwitterThe man was clearly in a lot of pain which arose so much concern about him running for president.
Kanye didn't stop there, however.
The tweets have since been deleted but were screenshotted by fans who reposted them.
Firstly, he posted a photograph of his kids and a Playboy shoot.
via: TwitterKanye wrote this: "West children will never do Playboy... West."
He then continued...
via: TwitterFirstly, 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 then threatened momager, Kris Jenner, in another tweet.
via: TwitterHe 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.
His allegations, once again, turned to his wife and mother-in-law.He branded both Kim and Kris as white supremacists, after claiming that the pair put out a statement without his approval first.
He then went to say that he had been trying to divorce Kim for 2 years in the since-deleted tweets."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.
He continued to slam his wife:"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...
via: GettyAnd, after a 3-day social media silence, Kim released a lengthy statement regarding her husband's erratic behavior.
Her statement started like this:
via: Instagram"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.
She then went on to discuss her husband's complex, yet "brilliant" personality.
via: Instagram"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."
She then went on to urge people to be more aware of mental health issues in our society...
via: InstagramAnd 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.
via: Getty"Those that understand mental illness or even compulsive behavior know that the family is powerless unless the member is a minor," she said.
It was previously reported that Kanye was completely ghosting Kim...
Video of Justin Bieber arriving at Kanye West’s ranch yesterday. (July 25) | Video credit: __bu on Instagram https://t.co/Hw9GmkJXMJ— Justin Bieber Crew (@Justin Bieber Crew)1595719205.0
We can't imagine how difficult this must have been for Kim as a wife and a mother...
via: GettyAnd the fact that her husband was avoiding her at all costs is not okay.