Kim Kardashian Breaks Silence On Kanye West’s Mental Health: Please Give Us The Compassion & Empathy Needed So We Can Get Through This
Controversial superstar Kanye West revealed he suffers from bipolar disorder in 2018, but only recently have fans seen one of the rapper’s mental health breakdowns play out in real time. The hashtag #PrayForYe went viral after Kanye West went on a tangent about his latest GAP deal, the movie Get Out, and his wife – reality star Kim Kardashian.
Shortly thereafter, he posted more concerning tweets, suspecting that Kim Kardashian crossed the line with rapper Meek Mill while they met about prison reform.
Kim has since made her first public statement about her husband’s public battle with his mental health. She posted the following messages to her Instagram Story:
“As many of you know, Kanye has bi-polar disorder. Anyone who has this or has a loved one in their life who does, knows how incredibly painful it is to understand. I’ve never spoken publicly abpout 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…”
As many have pointed out, Kim attributes a part of his emotional nature to his mother, Donda West‘s, 2007 death:
“I understand Kanye is subject to criticism because he is a public figure and his actions at times can cause string emotions. He is a brilliant but complicated person on top of the pressures of being an artist and a black man, who experienced the painful loss of his mother, and has to deal with the pressure and isolation that is heightened by his bi-polar disorder. Those who are close with Kanye know his heart and understand his words some times do not align with his intentions…”
Kim ended by pleading with the media to express compassion in their reporting of recent events:
“…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… With Love and Gratitude, Kim Kardashian West”
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