TMZ: Kanye West’s ‘paranoia & profound depression’ was building for months


Kanye West spent Thanksgiving at UCLA Medical Center, where he sought treatment for what was looking more and more like a nervous breakdown. I hesitate to give it another label because there’s far too much armchair-diagnosing of Kanye, and even I’m guilty of it. He has mental illness issues and he’s seeking help and I hope for the best. Reportedly, Kim has been visiting Kanye every day and he seems to be getting better, or at the very least, he’s growing more and more lucid. TMZ reports that before his hospitalization, Kanye had actually been sinking into depression, and had become increasingly paranoid.

Kanye West has been in desperate shape this week … paranoid and profoundly depressed, and he’s been dealing with these issues for a long time … sources close to Kim and Kanye tell TMZ.

We’re told after Kanye was taken to the hospital Monday he was convinced people were out to get him, including the doctors who were caring for him. Our sources say for a time he wouldn’t even let the doctors touch him.

Our sources say the paranoia has been building for months … obviously going way beyond the stated reasons for the hospitalization … dehydration and exhaustion. We’re told the goal is getting him home Monday and under the care of his personal doctor, but it’s too early to know if that will happen.

[From TMZ]

It wouldn’t surprise me if Kanye came home on Monday, nor would it surprise me if he spent another few weeks under 24-7 observation. It could really go either way, I think. As for Kanye’s paranoia… yeah, he’s been growing more and more paranoid, although as his interviews and public statements show over the past few years especially, he’s always had a deep vein of paranoia, along with a massive persecution complex. Many thought it was just his personality. Maybe not.

Also, TMZ has a story about how Kim was the one footing the bill on the endless and costly remodel on that Hidden Hills home they bought a few years ago. Kim has spent $8 million of her money into the remodel and most of the cost was just Kanye not being able to settle down and choose what he wanted. Sources claim Kanye “would order a change and when it was completed he’d take a look and tell contractors to rip it out and do it another way.” Sources say the remodel and the wasted money was a “source of tension” for both Kim and Kanye.


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  1. manda says:

    Re: remodeling. It can be extremely stressful!

    • Esmom says:

      Seriously. We’ve been through it four times and each time I thought my husband would drop dead of some kind of stress related event. But I always imagined that the uber-rich would have people to deal with the worst of it.

      • Megan says:

        We’re about to enter our third phase of remodeling. It was supposed to be done in two phases, but it got so stressful, we needed to stop once the major work was done and have some downtime before we completed the project.

      • Esmom says:

        Megan, Good luck, hang in there. Each time we’ve done this, my husband has gotten so angry that he’s said he would refuse to even live there and would want to just sell the place after the remodel, but each time he’s gotten over it and the end results were (mostly) worth it.

      • pinetree13 says:

        I am dreading when we actually begin to rennovate our place (which we need too).

        However, why would renovating be stressful for the uber rich? The stress of renovating is normally the inconvenience of not having a fully functioning home and the unexpected costs/problems.

        The uber rich can live else where, like an upscale rental or super fancy hotel, so they don’t have to stress about trying to cook with a kitchen half torn apart and if something unexpected comes up they don’t have to worry about not being able to pay the monthly bills. So I don’t really get why it’d be that stressful for them. Plus having the luxury to say “do it again” if you don’t like it?!? Most of us would just have to stare at colours we didn’t love for the next several years.

    • Lolo86lf says:

      He made it stressful with his constant changes to the plans or something. I feel for Kim. Living with someone going through mental issues must be quite trying.

      • Velourazure says:

        Armchair diagnosis: bi-polar. I don’t have much hope for him either because I can totally see him as the type who wants to be in the manic phase because it makes him feel creative. But they’re unsustainable and the higher he goes, the harder the crash.

        I really hope for his and his family’s sake it’s not something worse like schizophrenia.

    • Jenni says:

      I think all these stories from KMZ are just some kind of damage control. They try to pretend that his meltdown was just one time thing. It was not. He has some major emotional and psychological problems.

      • YepIsaidit says:

        She’s laying the ground work for when she divorces him. Of course she doesn’t want to look like an a-hole divorcing because of mental illness- she wants people to think it’s because he’s spending her money on remodeling their home. Early next year divorce!!!

      • minx says:

        Yep, I was going to do a countdown to divorce clock 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…but it won’t come that soon. She can’t look like the bad guy who is ditching her troubled husband. Yet. They have to leak more Poor Kim stories and then she will file.

    • BTownGirl says:

      Yup, I’m an interior designer and I’d say one of the most important parts of my job is trying to minimize the stress for my clients! Where I live in New England, it’s Old House Heaven, which is lovely, but it’s not uncommon to for clients to go way, way, WAY over budget once the walls are opened up. It’s funny, because when I redid my own old house, people were like, “Oh, it must not be stressful for you, because you’re used to it!” Not so much haha!

      p.s. If anyone has interior design/remodeling related questions, I’m happy to answer them at the low, low CB Readers Discount Price of $0.00 😉

      p.p.s. Poor Kanye. Run, run away from that dreadful family.

      • liriel says:

        What do you think is the most important decision when you’re about to buy an apartment? What would you recommend not to spend too much money on? 🙂

      • Carmen says:

        I am not a designer, but I would say that the three most important considerations in buying a house are, location, location, location. After that, spend the money on the basics such as plumbing, heating, etc. Make sure that house is warm and comfortable because if you blow the budget on a gourmet kitchen while the plumbing backs up and the roof leaks, you’ll be miserable. Spend the least amount on easily replaceable stuff like fixtures, carpeting, etc.

      • BTownGirl says:

        Don’t overlook the floor plan :). Sometimes the entire flow depends on removing a wall and sometimes that wall has plumbing, electrical or HVAC running through it which costs a fortune to reroute. I’ve also heard of some coops that don’t want owners messing with structural walls or *gasp* putting in central air, etc. so make sure you know before you buy. Don’t get hung up on finishes and look at the bones! Good luck!!

      • BTownGirl says:

        P.s. You don’t have to spend a fortune on furniture right out of the gate – take your time and enjoy the process (and never shop without a tape measure and a drawing of your rooms with dimensions!). Many of my favorite things in my own house came from estate sales and antique shows, so don’t feel like Pottery Barn is your only option 😉 Also keep in mind that anything solid wood, be it furniture, kitchen cabinets, etc. can be refinished if you’re not crazy about the finish – you can save a fortune that way 🙂

      • Psu Doh Nihm says:

        Question; my husband built our home in his bachelor days. He layed a beautiful antique old Chicago brick in a herringbone pattern on our kitchen floor. He paid the brick men $300 to take a break from our structural brick to lay his floor. Never mind you they had never layed a floor before, never mind the fact that he wasn’t using flooring paver either So we now have a gorgeous floor that feels like you are walking through a clamshell driveway. It’s uneven, jagged, hard to clean,….what to do???? What. To. Do.


      • BTownGirl says:

        This sounds fixable! (and it also sounds GORGEOUS – herringbone brick is my Happy Place!). As you mentioned, what they should have done was used pavers, which are much thinner and more uniform and laid them into a specific mortar. A good masonry contractor will be able to tell you if the mortar they used was the correct one, which makes a big difference in how much work is involved. In general, what will probably happen is (assuming the mortar is the proper mix) they will chisel out the uneven bricks and reset them. If the mortar mix is wrong, the whole thing will have to be chiseled out and re-laid. Since structural brick by nature isn’t perfectly even, it’s never going to as smooth as a paver floor, but there is still a lot that can be done to make it smoother. They will also seal the brick properly so that it won’t be a pain to clean. Hope this helps! 🙂

    • Kathryn says:

      I never understood the point behind the endless remodel. Why not demolish the house and start from scratch or just build a 100% custom-made house? They’ve been working on it for years and it’s never “ready.” It’s like the Winchester Mystery House over there.

      • minx says:

        I don’t think they really want to life together in any approximation of domestic life. Kim doesn’t care. Privacy don’t seem to be a big thing with her; she could live with her mother or whomever. Kanye wants to come and go and spend time in Europe.

      • Karen says:

        Kanye has his own home somewhere in Los Angeles. Apparently when they came back from a trip the driver first went to his house with his luggage and she went back to Kris’s house. I do not believe they live together.

      • BTownGirl says:

        I can’t stop laughing at Winchester Mystery House hahahaha! I have literally never had a client (and I have had some…interesting ones) who would have saved a fortune by starting from scratch, so this is kind of awe-inspiring for me 😉

    • La Blah says:

      If it wasn’t looking increasing likely he suffers from some form of manic behaviour I would have zero sympathy for their remodelling related stress. It’s not like they had a busted place with plumbing and wiring and stumps that all needed redoing because they could only afford a house that was falling down.

  2. huh says:

    Honestly Kanye sounds exhausting to be around. And Kim must be a very patient woman to watch someone spend her money like that.

    • Crowdhood says:

      Kim really grates people but she doesn’t bother me. People say she made money for nothing- well the world is full of people with wealthy they “don’t deserve “. I just don’t watch her show, follow her on social media etc because I’m not interested. Kanye seems like a difficult personality to be around all of the time. Some of it may well be undiagnosed or untreated mental illness, some of it may just be who he is. I hope this helps chill him out a little because you can feel however you want about both of them but there are also two babies involved.

      • Bettyrose says:

        I don’t think people care how or why Kim made her fortune. It’s the media attention and celebrity she’s awarded for doing nothing that irks people, and the culture of stupidity glorified by the entire Kardashian-Jenner phenomenon.

        Meanwhile, Kanye is a true celebrity, building fame from talent. He’s also a human who’s really struggling. I don’t know anything about his relationship with Kim, so I’m not going to comment on it, but when he first joined that family, observations were made that Kanye has a message and this materialistic empire is the opposite of what he stands for. Somewhere along the way, people stopped sayng that Kanye stands for something.

      • minx says:

        Bettyrose, + 10000
        I will speculate on his marriage….I think he’s gay and the stress of pretending he’s a heterosexual husband and father is not helping him.

      • Ange says:

        Kanye wants to be a fashion designer selling high end clothing, that doesn’t really jive with him not being materialistic, he just ranted against anyone he perceived as standing in his way. I think he fit right in with the K Klan.

      • bettyrose says:

        I sort of can’t believe I’m going out of my way to defend Kanye here, but isn’t fashion design an art form? There are terrible aspects to the industry, but design is still art, is it not? Most artists (or wannabe artists) hope to make a good living doing what they love. Somehow, that doesn’t seem as vapid and pointless to me as spending one’s day posting pictures to instagram and planning your next cosmetic procedure.

      • Trashaddict says:

        The multiple ventures, the grandiosity, the paranoia seems like somebody who has bipolar disorder. They are often fun and creative on the “up” side but the crash is not so fun. If it is, I hope he can get it under control. Although I find them both hard to deal with, I wouldn’t wish that disease on anyone.

      • Ange says:

        It’s a kind of art form but a shallow, materialistic one nonetheless.

    • Placebo says:

      I was thinking the same thing.

    • Snowflake says:

      I don’t believe she’s footing the bill for the remodel. This is TMZ after all. She freaked out when Kris Humphries tried to move his stuff in after they were married. I read an article that she moved back in with her mom. I’ve never seen her house on the show, any place where she was living. I don’t think they live together. I’m actually starting to believe the rumors that Kanye is gay and she’s his cover. Jmo

      • Hazel says:

        The kicker is, there was nothing wrong with that house. Nothing. What a waste of time, money, & resources.

    • Lolo86lf says:

      Didn’t she have to pay 53 million dollars to pay for his fashion venture?

    • Jane says:


      • Katie says:

        PSU DOH NIMH:
        I have a better solution for your uneven brick floor. Grind it flat and polish smooth (this is what is done to a structural concrete slab that wants to be used as a finish floor; this is also how terrazzo floors are done). Since this is a kitchen and brick is porous, you might consider a layer of clear epoxy atop to make it perfectly smooth and washable, but if a normal brick sealant works, that will maintain more of the brick texture.

  3. what's inside says:

    Praying for his recovery.

  4. Swak says:

    Who is giving out all this medical information? Just as with Lamar, this constant updating and speculating is horrinle. Oh, and poor Kim having to use her money – boo hoo. If she cant tell him no more then thats on her. I said way back when they bought the first house that they would never move into their own home. Kim wouldn’t let Kris H move his things into her L A home when they got married.

    • roses says:

      +1. Hopefully Kanye’s father has come out to see about his son. I know he has some cousins and few aunts he’s close to so hopefully they are checking on him as well. People don’t hear much about his family due to the Kardashian vacuum but he does have family outside of them.

    • Snowflake says:

      +2 I don’t believe she’s footing the bill and I don’t think kanye and she live together

  5. Esmom says:

    Having had to hospitalize my son this summer for similar issues, I feel for him and his family. I’m glad to hear he’s becoming more lucid and hope he can get on the road to recovery soon. We are lucky to live in this age of modern medicine, I am thankful every day. I also know it can be rough going even after the patient is stabilized — even now, months later, I keep expecting my son to relapse at any time. Wishing them strength and peace.

    • SilverUnicorn says:


    • Aussie girl says:

      I have been through this serval times with my sister. Unfortunately, the relapsing is part of her illness ( bipolar cycling). As a family we try not to focus on that but are always sensitive to her cycles or triggers.

    • Shambles says:

      Wishing you strength at peace as well, ESMom. May you and your son be well.

    • minx says:

      Take care.

    • LuvHotGuyFri says:

      I’m so sorry…
      I have a family member going through something similar now and it is so stressful and upsetting. We’ve tried to get her to go see someone and she refuses. The police had to become involved in one instance and because she is an adult and what she was doing wasn’t extreme enough, they said there was nothing they could do. Her personality type is that she is ‘always right’ and now add these delusions and paranoia in, and no one can get through to her. How does a family go about getting help for someone in this situation? Just wait until things escalate and it’s enough for the police to be involved? It is so sad and scary. 😔

      • GingerCrunch says:

        Sometimes, yes. Especially if she’s an adult and refuses your help and treatment.

      • Esmom says:

        LuvHotGuyFri, It is so sad and scary to see someone at the mercy of a brain disorder. My son is also extremely stubborn but somehow in the midst of a delusional episode he knew the hospital was the right place for him, so he let me drive him to the ER. By the time we walked in, he had calmed down a ton, and it seemed like he felt better immediately knowing there were doctors and other professionals to help. I honestly have no idea what I would have done if he had resisted. I wish I had better advice for you. Best of luck with your family member, hopefully someone can get through to her.

      • Cannibell says:

        @LuvHotGuyFri – If you haven’t already, find a National Alliance on Mental Health Family-to-Family class. Sign up & go. It’s a 12-week 3-hours/week class taught by family members of a person with a major mental illness and will help A LOT. I took it when the son of close family friends showed up at my doorstep in the throes of a psychotic break. I knew things weren’t going to be the same for any of them, and wanted to do what I could to support all of them and found that class. Now I teach it. The most rewarding thing about it is to watch people come in in ones and twos, and leave in clumps. It’s the first place they’ve ever been when they talk about things and instead of people looking horrified and scattering, they’re nodding their heads in understanding and solidarity.

        It wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world for Kim to take it, either, if Kanye has a diagnosis. All other things aside, I wish Kanye a complete recovery and the ability to do what’s necessary to manage his illness, if, indeed that’s what this turns out to be. And I wish him the space and privacy to come to terms with whatever is going on.

    • GingerCrunch says:

      It’s a bit of a marathon, isn’t it? Best wishes for you and your family, Esmom! Hopefully Kanye gets serious treatment as opposed to “star” treatment and can truly recuperate.

    • MellyMel says:

      Best wishes Esmom!

    • Esmom says:

      Thanks so much, everyone, I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your well wishes. He’s doing ok right now (knock on wood) but the thing that’s starting to keep me up at night even more is he is only two years away from leaving for college. I hope he can find a way to stay on track with meds and treatment with me not around to help monitor everything. He’s a strong kid who in some ways is more mature than his peers because of his struggles so hopefully he will be ok on his own.

      • meow says:

        @esmom i am bipolar and enrolled in disability at my university and it has been a life-saver. i used to overwhelm myself with taking on too much and i would crack and drop my courses and most of the time have to be hospitalized. with disability, they help me maintain a decent courseload, offer tutoring and counseling at any time for free. it is something to look into, and it’s confidential to you and your professors.

      • Esmom says:

        meow, thanks for your reply. I’m happy to hear you’ve found something that works for you. We have been looking at disability services at all the schools he’s interested in. He gets extra support in high school with an IEP so we have connected to college fairs geared towards students with special needs. Some schools seem to provide more support than others for sure so we will lean toward the most supportive ones if we can. All the best to you, keep up the good work!

      • TwistBarbie says:

        I’m struggling with that too meow. I’m bipolar and in the throes of some serious depression right now. I’m taking 8 classes and I’m so scared I’m going to fail a bunch of them, but I’m way too stubborn to concede and ask for help, so I’m probably going to have a full psychotic break in a week or so when finals start. Coupled with my ADD I don’t even have the ability to absorb information. Either that or I’m genuinely too stupid to master thermodynamics.

      • Trashaddict says:

        Esmom how did you find those college fairs? Looking towards this for my son (autism spectrum). Really ups the challenges of growing up….

      • Alarmjaguar says:

        Twistbarbie – take it from me, let your professors know! Most of them will be willing to work with you. Remember, if you don’t tell them what is going on, they will have no idea. College is stressful, but you don’t have to do it all alone. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. If not from them, from some of the resources on campus. Hang in there!

      • Esmom says:

        trashaddict, the special needs college fairs have been set up by a consortium of the special ed departments of the high school districts in my area (Chicago/suburbs). I feel lucky to have access to great resources, I know not all communities have access to as many. Best of luck finding info and resources for your guy.

      • Trashaddict says:

        Esmom, thanks! Long-time commenter, not many replies but this was the most important one I’ve gotten.

    • Madailein says:

      Esmom: I have had severe depression since age 12, and began to be hospitalized at 19. It took me dozens of antidepressants and mood stabilizers and other forms of treatment to find a mix of drugs which has allowed me to survive, even live. I have not needed to be hospitalized for eight years now, due to better and better psychotropic drugs and treatments. Thus I have great hope and compassion for you ad your son. When you are in the middle of a psychiatric crisis, or have just begun to understand what a lifetime, perhaps, w this illness might mean, you feel entrapped and scared, and helplessly overwhelmed, but there are improvements ALL the time, and you can almost always–any day–be on the brink of full recovery and change. My best wishes go out to you and your son.

    • Tris says:

      Strength and love to you, Esmom.

    • LuvHotGuyFri says:

      Thank you Esmom and Cannibell-I appreciate the advice. I will look into your suggestion Cannibell. It feels better knowing that others have made it through this and gives me hope for her. 💕💕

  6. RussianBlueCat says:

    Remodal and the wasted money was a “source of tension” between Kanye and Kim. Is this just paving the way for a divorce announcement in the near future? This story and the private information released about Kanye’s condition, have me convinced someone in the Kardashian family has TMZ on speed dial . Cough”Demon Mother” Cough

  7. Nemera77 says:

    Trying to live a life that is not truthful is a weight on anyone.

  8. geneva says:

    Not too much to say here except that my former boyfriend suffered a serious, life threatening bout of paranoia and persecution..etc. and it was called a ‘psychotic break’ from reality… It was building up I think…bouts of paranoia and people out to get him…and then it became a full blown break from reality and resembled the state of mind of the Russell Crowe character in the film A Beautiful Mind..with the espionage plot, secret agents, people talking to him and the Chinese out to execute him by firing squad. After being hospitalized for a week he was released into my care. Sadly, that was just the beginning of his journey to figure out if he could live with it..but in the end and after many years he was diagnosed with a type of manic depression but it did not have the manic episodes. His depression is the clinical kind..t the kind of depression that is a sign of a serious mental illness. Not sure if there is a difference but I sometimes think ‘bi-polar’ sugar coats how when one is mentally ill unfortunately it seems that the mind just wants a way out — and seems to drive the poor sufferer to end life…so it is very scary and can be violent to oneself and others. Not to be taken lightly. Hope this person gets the kind of care he needs and the kind of medication that works. It could be a long scary road. I personally was too scared of what I saw to live with someone who had what my former boyfriend had..I was very worried when he went off his medication that he would harm me or himself.

    It took a long time but many years later he wrote me a letter and said that after putting himself and others through a lot of hell and horrendous days and nights he thought he found some medication that worked. I hope so for his sake. For anyone suffering with mental illness, it is a long process to get well and sadly it something that one might always suffer from. It is a force to be reckoned with and god help anyone who has to suffer through it. It is a very scary illness for all involved and I wish there was a cure for it.

  9. Lolo86lf says:

    Mental illnesses are no laughing matter and I truly wish that Mr. West fully recovers and he that he gets discharged soon. I think that his nervous breakdown was caused by taking on too many projects. His fashion designing venture, his new album, his new home etc. And then Kim got robbed in Paris, his mom’s death anniversary….it was too much too handle. On a bright note, it pleased me to see that the media has not blamed Taylor Swift for his deteriorated mental health.

  10. HadleyB says:

    I smell a scam. What happened with the “robbery” in Paris? Did they get the ins $ for that yet? Did they catch anyone even with cameras ALL over the place?

    I just don’t believe anything with this family and each and every time something happens the media / people give them a pass even when its a lie and the next thing happens and people feel sorry for them.

    I don’t buy it.

    • RussianBlueCat says:

      That family has been caught lying so many times that it is easy for people to give side eye to Kanye’s situation. But in this case I believe something is really going on with Kanye’s mental state. Will the Kardashians use this for selfish means? YES!!!!

    • Scout says:

      LoL, why are you so bothered by people you don’t even know? The Kardashians must have a heck of a lot of power to pay off a foreign government and the Parisian police in order to cash in on an insurance claim.

      • La Blah says:

        No more than you care by also commenting probably. Do you really think everyone who manages to fake or exaggerate an insurance scam has to pay off cops and governments?

  11. huh says:

    “Not too much to say here ….”

  12. nnnn says:

    After defending Bill Cosby and the abhorrently misogynistic things he puked out about Amber… good riddance!

    His arrogance, his repugnant entitlement, his abuse inflicted upon anyone around him, and his overall lack of character have defined this man for me accurately enough.

    He is a sheer misery, and I hope his apologizers and sycophants will not patch up an excuse for his execrable and inexcusable misogynistic behavior w/ some vominous ‘oh, but depression… soooo hard’ BS.

    • Shijel says:

      You’re cruel. Having suffered from suicidal depression myself and now having to watch my own mother go through it, I don’t wish debilitating mental illness on anyone. Definitely not as a punishment. There are far more fitting punishments for being a bad person than being crippled and destroyed by a mental illness. Kanye West is a serious piece of work, but…. yeah.

      • Melly says:


      • nnnn says:

        Doesn’t explain or excuse defending Cosby. You are defending a serial rapist who has terrorized perhaps hundreds. I too suffered from suicidal depression, would never defend that guy just to grab a headline.

        He deserves this.

    • MellyMel says:

      That’s a bit harsh.

      • Nemera77 says:

        I know.. you don’t have to like someone to feel sympathy for what they are going through. Being as ass doesn’t make you a bad person. Just makes you and ass. And everyone breathing has been an ass at one point or another; or will be.

        I said above that Kanye is not living a truthful life. He is pretending and trying to be what he isn’t. He has 2 small children that need him to be healthy and whole. That should be his motivation or a big part of it.

    • Anon33 says:

      It must feel really awesome to have no problems of any kind. Congratulations on your privileged life, but some of us go through horrors that change us and there’s not a damn thing we can do about it.

    • minx says:

      I understand that some people find him hard to like. But I do think he’s mentally ill and has been for a long time. The Kardashians were a terrible family for him to get involved with–they exacerbated problems he already had. But it was his choice to hook up with them–and I say them and not her, because you marry the whole family.

    • BJ says:

      You are far more pathetic than he is,IMO.

  13. kri says:

    The words “sinking into a depression “for a long time”. Uh huh. So his loving family just sat back and watched this. I despise the Kardashians and always have. Kanye has needed help for ages now-most of us on here called it at least a year ago. Yes, he is an ego maniac and I don’t like the guy, but I hope he gets help, and then gets free. And I’m sure any questions we have will be answered in K Jenner’s mini-“doc” all about Kanye. You know that harpy is gaming this six ways to Sunday.

    • Melly says:

      Not only did they not help him, I truly believed they willingly enabled his behavior.

      • Trashaddict says:

        One thing it’s necessary to know, you can have a mental illness and still act like a jerk sometimes. There is nothing ennobling about illness in and off itself. The jerkiness could have been from being manic but it could also be a part of his baseline personality. No, I don’t wish bipolar on anyone but we don’t know if Kim tried to help him, we don’t know if he’s had this before, etc….

    • jwoolman says:

      Often people have no idea what to do with someone who has such an illness. The behavior also begins to seem normal. Plus in Kanye’s case, they probably have convinced themselves that he’s just an eccentric genius (since he keeps telling everybody that).

  14. Frannydays says:

    Okay wild theory here. What if Kanye staged the robbery and Kim had no idea and still doesn’t. Now Kanye’s guilt and paranoia from the staging has caught up with him.

    • jerkface says:

      I would watch that movie. Get the director that did Neon Demon. Pretty creepy storyline.
      I don’t think this is whats happened with Kanye. Trauma and molly can really wreck your brain. Drugs and preexisting mental issues. Happens to a lot of people these days. New drugs new problems new world

    • Scout says:

      Kanye is not that smart, let’s be real.

  15. Amanda says:

    Why is his “family” leaking all of this info to the press?? Some family…

  16. jferber says:

    I do think something is “wrong” with the robbery, but I’ll be damned if I know what it is. Just that it doesn’t seem legit somehow. Massive publicity stunt gone wrong. I don’t know what happened to Kanye. He was far better off before he signed on with this terrible family. But of course, this country was far better off before it signed on with Trump, too. As krazy as this seems, I’d feel better with Kardashians in the White House than Trumps. At least we’d know what we were getting. Growing asses seem downright innocent and harmless as our national presidential shit show gets underway.

    • jwoolman says:

      I think something traumatizing really did happen to her in Paris and those kinds of invasions have been going on there. But Kim being Kim, she might have lied about some of the details. If so, maybe that’s what doesn’t seem quite right to you.

  17. artistsnow says:

    Kim is enabling Kanye, not helping him.

  18. LizzieB says:

    Seems like there are a lot of screwed up people nowadays. Everyone has a disorder, a syndrome or some freakin’ issue. Where’d all the normal well-adjusted people go?

    • Trashaddict says:

      Normal well-adjusted is a normative myth to get you to buy stuff to fix yourself.
      People are messy and complicated. Life is messy and complicated. It gets a lot easier if you stop worrying about being “normal”.

      • Sarah says:

        @ Trashaddicted : Thank you for saying this. People ARE messy and complicated.

        @ LizzieB : I do not have a disorder, a syndrome or a “freakin’ issue”. I have depression, anxiety and ADD. I come from a family of people who have these health issues. I inherited it like my blue eyes and I have spent my life learning to manage my health. I’m doing really well now. But to you, I am “just a screwed up” person and not normal? I normally don’t reply with negative responses to other people’s stuff but wow. Your answer was is not nice.

  19. Juliaoc says:

    Mental illness is just that – an illness. I wish him nothing but the best.

  20. DuckGoose says:

    I don’t understand how anyone can feel anything but sympathy for him. Set aside your feelings about him as a celebrity–he’s a human being suffering a breakdown.

  21. teehee says:

    On my radar, hes been delusional for YEARS. Its probably a rotten mix of nasty ego, entitlement, and then throw in some depression and stress and you cant tell one form the other anymore, but he has been like this as long as I have despised him (for same reason) which is years….. I hate lack of logic and this guy definitely fell off the looney logic wagon a long time ago! I still hold it against him though because of his own ego playing into most of it.

    Oh and to the people calling it cruel to criticize him.— no hurt feewings on my side. He still did what he did, says what he says, and does what he does. He voted for Trump, he is mysogynist, and no amount of feewings will make me blind to this. A bunch of sheeple. Im telling you just play the sympathy card and people can let you get away with anything!!! No wonder …….. these are the same people who previously posted they are sick of him and the horrible family. Make up your minds. A breakdown does not change their family and what they do or his terrible words and actions.

    • teehee says:

      Put in other words: being crazy is no excuse for being an asshta or a misogynist or a racist or a etc etc etc. No excuse!

    • Trish says:

      I voted for Trump too. And i am thrilled with All he has done since being elected. Do u want to call me All the horrible things u just called Kanye. u completely lack human compassion and empathy. That is a serious illness too. Check the diagnoses in the psychiatric codes.