Media personality Kim Kardashian West makes a bold statement on the rapper and her husband Kanye West’s controversial tweets and mental health issues.
A few days prior, Kanye West jumped to Twitter to mention family drama by referring the meeting-up between wife Kim Kardashian and rapper Meek Mill, and he alleged that he and Kim also aborted North. He also mentioned that he’s been wanting to divorce Kim for quite some time.
After the reactions have been overwhelming, many concerned about Kanye’s mental health. Therefore, Kim took to Instagram Stories to clear the air about Kanye’s mental health problem. She said:
“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 individual themselves have to engage in the process of getting help no matter how hard family and friends try.”
The 39-year-old makeup mogul also said that she understands why her husband was criticized harshly after his tweets. She argued that it was because he was a public figure. She continued:
“I understand Kanye is subject to criticism because he is a public figure and his actions at a 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 to Kanye know his heart and understand his words some times do not align with his intentions.
Living with bipolar 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”
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