Following his controversial Forbes interview and the announcement of a presidential bid, reports are surfacing that Kanye West is in the midst of a bipolar episode.
According to TMZ, sources say West’s loved ones are worried this episode influenced him to say some of what he did in the Forbes story, which included concerning anti-vaxxer and anti-choice commentary. Insiders say Kanye goes through a serious episode like this every year.
Over July 4th weekend, ‘Ye took to Twitter to announce he’s running for president. His long interview with Forbes arrived on Wednesday and was met with much criticism.
TMZ says that while West’s family is worried, they believe his mental state will return to steadier footing as it has in the past. His various declarations are making the situation more complicated, but regardless of the reasons why he announced his presidential bid, he’s garnered the approval of Elon Musk.
West’s 2018 record Ye notably featured cover art reading, “I hate being Bi-Polar its awesome.” The album cycle led to a handful of open conversations on the topic.
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