Kim Kardashian has released a statement on her Instagram, following Kanye West’s recent twitter rants.
Kanye West was on a tear last night, venting publicly about family drama, referring to his mother-in-law as Kris Jung-Un (which has since started a twitter trend for the same moniker), as well as insinuating something sinister between Meek Mill and his wife Kim Kardashian. Kanye not only alleged that he and Kim also aborted North, but that he’s been wanting to divorce Kim for quite some time, while dropping off more names to possibly expose, from Drake to Larsa.
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These tweets happened last night, and were a follow-up to another twitter rant where Kanye claimed his life was the basis for the movie Get Out. The reactions have been overwhelming, many concerned for Kanye’s mental health, as he clearly seems to be on the precipice of an extreme mood swing, stemming from his diagnosed bi-polar disorder.
This morning, Kim Kardashian took to her Instagram Stories to address what’s been happening. In the lengthy statement, Kim writes:
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 complicated and painful it is to understand. I’ve never spoken publicly about 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. People who are unaware or far removed from this experience can be judgmental and not understand the the individual themselves have to engage in the process of getting help no matter how hard family and friends try.
I understand Kanye is subject to criticism because he is a public figure and his actions at time can cause strong opinions and emotions. He is a brilliant but complicated person who 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.
Living with bi-polar disorder does not diminish or invalidate his dreams and his creative ideas, no matter how big or unobtainable they may feel to some. That is part of his genius and as we have all witnessed, many of his big dreams have come true.
We as a society talk about giving grace to the issue of mental health as a whole, however we should also give it to the individuals who are living with it in times when they need it most. 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 and for your understanding.
With Love and Gratitude,
Kim Kardashian West
We’ll keep you up to date on this evolving situation.