Kim Kardashian Speaks On How Kanye West Is Struggling With Bipolar Disorder’s Mental Illness
American reality tv star, fashion entrepreneur and mother of four Kim Kardashian-West has finally open ups on how her husband Kanye West is struggling from mental health illness, following the rap mogul recent rants on Twitter that was targeted at his wife, mother-in-law and many others.
In a deleted tweets on Twitter hours ago, Kanye West reportedly says that he tries to divorce his wife a year ago, following her hotel meet-up to discuss criminal justice reform with American rap star Meek Mill for the famous ” Prison Reforms ” campaign, he as well slut-shaming his wife, called his mother-in-law part of the white supremacy and many others.
“I’ve been trying to get divorced since Kim met with Meek at the Warldolf for ‘prison reform,'” wrote West, adding in a subsequent screengrabbed tweet: “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???”
Kanye also called out mother-in-law Kris Jenner — whom he nicknamed “Kris Jong-Un” — tweeting: “Kriss and Kim put out a statement without my approval … that’s not what a wife should do.” It is unclear what statement West was referencing in the deleted message.
However, following the provocative statements made by Kanye on Twitter, which has been deleted now, his wife Kim Kardashian-West, has come out to that address her husband Kanye struggling with bipolar disorder and asked that “the media and public give us the compassion and empathy that is needed so that we can get through this.”
She went on to say:
As many of you know, Kanye has bipolar disorder. Anyone who has this or has a loved one in their life who does, knows how incredibly complicated and painful it is to understand. I’ve never spoken publicly about how this has affected us at home because I am very protective of our children and Kanye’s right to privacy when it comes to his health. But today, I feel like I should comment on it because of the stigma and misconceptions about mental health.
Those that understand mental illness or even compulsive behavior know that the family is powerless unless the member is a minor. People who are unaware or far removed from this experience can be judgmental and not understand that the individual themselves have to engage in the process of getting help no matter how hard family and friends try.
I understand Kanye is subject to criticism because he is a public figure and his actions at times can cause strong opinions and emotions. He is a brilliant but complicated person who on top of the pressures of being an artist and a Black man, who experimented the painful loss of his mother, and has to deal with the pressure and isolation that is heightened by his bipolar disorder. Those who are close with Kanye know his heart and understand his words some times do not align with his intentions.
Living with bipolar disorder does not diminish or invalidate his dreams and his creative ideas, no matter how big or unobtainable they may feel to some. That is part of his genius and as we have all witnessed, many of his big dreams have come true.
We as a society talk about giving grace to the issue of mental health as a whole, however, we should also give it to the individuals who are living with it in times when they need it the most. I kindly ask that the media and public give us the compassion and empathy that is needed so that we can get through this. Thank you for those who have expressed concern for Kanye’s well-being and for your understanding.
With love and gratitude,
Kim Kardashian West