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Kanye West swears to prove his 'values' despite his Bipolar Disorder issues

Kanye West swears to prove his 'values' despite his Bipolar Disorder issues

Kanye West swears to prove his 'values' despite his Bipolar Disorder issues
Kanye West swears to prove his 'values' despite his Bipolar Disorder issues
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Kanye West revealed in a new podcast interview with Nick Cannon that he won't let the 'stigma' around mental health 'define' him and he also vows to 'show people' including Jay-Z that he is 'not crazy.'

The rapper Kanye West, 43, who has bipolar disorder wants to prove to people that it doesn't mean he's 'crazy' just because he has a mental health issue. Kanye talked about how people judge him based on his diagnosis with bipolar disorder so he vows to show all the people including his fellow rapper Jay-Z, 50, that he has "worth." “So I’m thinking people call me crazy so I’m going to show them, I’m gonna even show my big bro I’m not crazy,” Kanye said. “I’m going to show Jay-Z, I’ma, you know, I’m gonna show him that, you know, that my value, that you could be diagnosed and people could point fingers at you, and you could still be a citizen and you could still have value.”

Kanye then talked about the stigma around mental health and that his disorder has never stopped him from being himself and doing the things that he's passionate about. “I didn’t let the stigma define who I was so the funny thing is, so I’m like, boom,” Ye said. “It’s gonna be, you know, they’re gonna see that, you know, ‘I ate, I ate up all my vegetables’,” he added laughing while imitating a child’s voice.

“And then I cried for my daughter, and they said ‘he’s crazy again’,” he added. “Let me tell you, it’s like, forget value and money in that way because I thought that if I would become a billionaire, that it could help me beat the stigma. It’s funny cause I got friends that soon as someone says, ‘Oh, Ye ain’t take his meds’, they be like, ‘You need to take your meds!' and they could shun me and it’s literally like how people would treat black people a hundred years ago.”

Kanye opened about his disorder first while speaking with the radio personality Big Boy in June 2018. “I had never been diagnosed until I was 39,” he said while mentioning that he rapped about his disorder issue in his track “Yikes” from his album Ye. “But like I said on the album, it’s not a disability, it’s a superpower.”

On Oct. 2018 though, he had his bipolar episodes during his chat with President Donald Trump, 74. “I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I was connected with a neuropsychologist that worked with athletes in the NBA and the NFL,” he mentioned. “So, he said that I actually wasn’t bipolar, [but] I had sleep deprivation, which could cause dementia 10 to 20 years from now where I wouldn’t even remember my son’s name. So all this power that I got, and I’m taking my son to the Sox game and all that, I wouldn’t be able to remember his name. From a misdiagnosis.”

While he was in the spotlight for months after his bipolar episode, he accepted his issues in an in-depth interview with David Letterman, 73. “When you’re bipolar, you have a potential to ramp up,” the rapper told David on the show My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman. He added that the disorder “could take you to a point where you start acting erratic, as TMZ would put it.”

Kanye's wife Kim Kardashian has also spoken about her husband's disorder more than once, including an interview with Vogue in 2019 also admitted that he can't take his medications always. “For him, being on medication is not really an option, because it just changes who he is,” she said.

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