Kanye West has been in the news a lot lately and plenty of people have plenty to say about him and I’m sure a lot of his “friends” are distancing themselves from him right now but not Dave Chappelle, he’s there with Kanye west when perhaps Kanye needs a friend most.
I’m no medical expert and I don’t know Kanye West’s medical history but he has stated he has Bipolar Disorder and as someone who was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder 25 years ago I fully believe him. I can see it in him when he makes these statements that seem to mean so much to him and seem so profound to him and the rest of us just don’t see it that way…See the thing with a manic phase of Bipolar Disorder is that while you’re in it you feel great, unstoppable and invincible but the thing is most of the time you can’t recognize that you’re in one of these phases, this is where good friends that you trust come in, you need them to be straight up with you and tell you you’re fucking up your life or trust me you will make bad decisions and fuck up your life.
I’m not a huge fan of Kanye West but I don’t have anything against him either, I really hope the people close to him recognize that these Manic episodes will eventually end in a huge comedown and depression at some point, I’m a huge fan of Dave Chappelle and I’m glad to see Kanye West has real friends that will tell him how it is because that’s how you help someone in that situation, you don’t enable them and placate illusions of grandeur, it’s dangerous and can end badly once the mania is gone.
All the stuff lately about Kanye aside, the presidential campaign and the Harriet Tubman comment I hope that he is getting the help he needs because Bipolar is not something to be taken lightly and if that is what’s going on with him then he needs the help that friends like Dave Chappelle will be there to give him.
What are your thoughts on the whole thing? let us know in the comments 🙂
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