Folks close to Kanye West are reportedly concerned about his mental health after a number of recent incidents, including an extended rant during a recent studio session, a bizarre “I love you” call to a radio station and the sudden firing of his manager Scooter Braun.
According to The Blast, a source who was present for the studio rant says Kanye shouted to the entire room, including his team, that he didn’t need a bunch of people with “titles” around and that he would “do it all myself,” referring to the handling of his career and brand. He was adamant that all Yeezy business would be “handled in-house,” meaning by him alone.
Kanye allegedly wrapped up his rant by announcing, “Yeezy is the new Apple.”
A number of Kanye’s top advisors were reportedly unsure how to handle the outburst, and one source told The Blast, “We are all worried about his current mental health.”
Via The Blast:
It’s unclear what prompted the sudden change of heart about his confidantes, but those closest to the star believe he may be suffering from another “episode.”
Our sources say that Kanye’s recent public comments aren’t “making a lot of sense” to his team, who first thought his downpour of tweets and faucet of thoughts were just PR for his upcoming album. We’re told his friends and advisors now believe he may be spiraling into a dark place.
Kim Kardashian even tried to do some lighthearted damage control after the rapper made comments about getting “rid of everything” in his life that was a distraction. Our sources say Kim continues to be Kanye’s “rock” and has been very understanding and helpful when it comes to his health.
Even more alarming was Kanye’s alleged discussion with Hot 97.1’s Ebro, where he claimed to have been abandoned by his closest allies while battling an opioid addiction. We’re told the rapper did not have an opioid addiction, and at the time was hospitalized after suffering from extreme paranoia when he didn’t sleep for over 48 hours. He was diagnosed with an acute mental illness and even used the diagnosis as his defense in the lawsuit against Lloyd Of London over the insurance money for the canceled tour.
Ebro also claimed Kanye West said he loved President Donald Trump and our sources say those closest to him are furious he would publicly support alt-right pundits like Candace Owens. The artist’s recent views and comments have started to build backlash, as some feel he’s lost touch with the hip-hop community … while others are worried he’s losing much more.
As for his firing of Braun, TMZ reports that the two parted ways professionally amicably this week after Braun refused to restructure his management company by bringing his services under the Yeezy organization, as Kanye mandated.
The two, however, may continue to work on other projects together between the two companies. “They parted on good terms,” says a source. During his time with Braun, West launched a successful partnership with Adidas and saw his highest grossing tour in “Saint Pablo.”
And then there was Kanye’s call to Hot 97’s Ebro in the Morning on Tuesday.
Instead of an interview, the rapper just repeated “I love you’ to the confused radio host. At one point, ‘Ye doubled down by singing Stevie Wonder’s aptly titled, “I Just Called to Say I Love You.”
Meanwhile, the Kardashians appear to be in damage control. A source tells The Blast that reports of Kanye spiraling out of control again are false.
Sources directly connected to the Kardashian family tell The Blast they believe Kanye is “perfection,” and “has never been better.”
We’re told it’s true that Kanye has terminated some of his business relationships recently, but the Kardashians believe his “new team” is amazing and “all engines are blasting.” Our source was adamant that Kanye is not being erratic, and scoffed at those who believe the rapper may be suffering from a mental illness.