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Kanye West Addresses His Breakdown, Lists Taylor Swift Feud as Possible Cause of His Hospitalization

Kanye West Addresses His Breakdown, Lists Taylor Swift Feud as Possible Cause of His Hospitalization

Kanye West is opening up about his 8-day hospitalization back in 2016, which he has labeled as a “breakdown.”

If you don’t remember, Kanye was taken to UCLA Medical Center for psychiatric evaluation back in November of 2016.

“Mentally, where are you?” iHeartRadio’s Charlamagne tha God asked Kanye during an interview.

Kanye responded, “I think I’m in a stronger place than I ever was. After the breakdown—or I like to say, the breakthrough.”

Kanye was asked to elaborate on what could have possibly caused what happened.

“Fear, stress, control, being controlled, manipulation, like being a pawn or a chess piece in life, stressing things that create validation that I didn’t need to worry about as much, you know, just the concept of competition and being in competition with so many elements in one time [played a role],” he continued.

“Ever since the Taylor Swift [VMAs Imma let you finish] moment, it had never been the same — the connection with radio,” he said. “Whatever the powers that be, it was much harder.”

“The situation with my wife in Paris and feeling helpless,” Kanye added of Kim‘s robbery in Paris. “I went to Paris on that trip to protect her — not to protect her physically, but to go and help her with her look because she’s in Paris. One of the things that she heard was they were coming to rob her, but they had to wait until I had left.”

He also added that his tour schedule was grueling.

In the interview, Kanye discussed Donald Trump, Beyonce and Jay-Z, Barack Obama, and more.

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  • binsterb

    Kanye for president….lmfao….idiot

  • k-bar

    Are we supposed to feel sorry for Kanye? I sure don’t.

    He has always had mental health issues. The people he chooses to surround himself with are enablers. I sincerely hope he get’s his life straightened out. He’s not there yet, he’s still projecting, still offering excuses and blaming others.

    It’s not a coincidence that he’s planning on releasing an album soon, so he needs to be in the headlines. Or that Swift is about to start a stadium tour, so he needs to be in the headlines.

  • NerdyBirdy

    about the taylor thing: YOU STARTED IT, IDIOT