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Kanye West Opens Up About Living With a Mental Condition

Kanye West Opens Up About Living With a Mental Condition

Kanye West is opening up about his mental health.

The 40-year-old Ye rapper discussed the state of his mental health in an interview with Big Boy.

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“I had never been diagnosed until I was 39…but like I said on the album, it’s not a disability, it’s a superpower.”

Kanye did not specify which mental disorder he was referring to during the interview, but proclaims that he is bipolar on his new album – including the album artwork: “I hate being bipolar it’s awesome,” it reads.

He also revealed that his status in society allows him to mess up publicly, including his controversial TMZ statements about slavery.

“Think about people that have mental issues that are not Kanye West, that can’t go and make [an album] and make it feel like it’s all good. Think about somebody that does exactly what I did at TMZ and they just do that at work, right? But then Tuesday morning, they come in and they lost their job and they can’t go back and make that. That’s why God put that on me at age 40,” he said.

Watch the interview below.

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  • Dieter from Sprockets

    His issues are the Khardasians and Seacrest destroying his mind.

  • Jason Bowen

    Everyone knew this when he said he supported racist Donald Trump. Not surprised to hear Kanye West doesn’t have a fully working brain.

  • plez

    So now Kanye is saying he had a mental health episode when he did that TMZ interview. Ok. Maybe Roseanne should have tried that excuse.

  • rrodriguez0309

    i knew he was going to blame everything about the slavery comment on his mental condition..

  • Moe Grayson

    He is just a NARCISSISTIC A-HOLE!

  • Jo

    Kim and Kris are the only good things to happen to him since his mom died and that’s the truth. You think Amber Rose and drinking himself to death was the way to happiness?

  • Danae

    So now he’s going to use his mental illness as an excuse to go around and spew hateful information. Usually I feel empathy towards people struggling with their own mind but in this case… I hope he is just going to hole up in Wyoming for a long, long time.

  • Danae

    So now he’s going to use his mental illness as an excuse to go around and spew hateful information. Usually I feel empathy towards people struggling with their own mind but in this case… I hope he is just going to hole up in Wyoming for a long, long time.

  • Stoni

    Already knew he was crazy.

  • Stoni

    Wouldn’t work for Roseanne. She’s white.

  • Lolo23

    Right, they want to clean his image and get people to sympathise with him and consume his shit.

  • Lolo23

    The way he talks about himself, he still thinks he’s all that. He should apologize for the slavary comments. Don’t blame it on your mental condition!

  • damian gonzales

    Kanye West represents everything that is wrong with modern “music”, this is what you do when you do not have the talent to write songs, play musical instruments or sing.