Kanye West apologized to Kim: ‘I want to say I know I hurt you, please forgive me’

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West strike a pose in front of their NYC hotel

Kanye West spent a full week attacking his wife Kim Kardashian and her family on social media and at a “campaign rally” in South Carolina. Kanye was clearly in the middle of a manic episode. He claimed that Kim was trying to fly to Wyoming with a doctor to “lock me up.” He said he was trying to divorce Kim and he insinuated that she had an affair with Meek Mill. Kim ended up writing a powerful open letter about mental illness and how powerless the family can feel while watching someone deal with bipolar disorder and refusing help. Reportedly, Kim was still trying to come to Wyoming to see Kanye and possibly convince him to accept treatment or take his medication, but as of Thursday/Friday of last week, he was still refusing to see her or talk to her. Then he posted this over the weekend:

I think Kim deserved that apology. I really do. People will say that she doesn’t keep secrets or that everything she does is a KUWTK storyline, but she has been very loyal to Kanye for years and she has dealt with a lot of stuff privately regarding his bipolar disorder. Even if she leaves him – and I think she’s already leaving him – she will continue to want the best for him because she genuinely cares about him and loves him. It’s nice to see Kanye have a moment of lucidity and tweet that out.

TMZ reports that soon after he tweeted this, Kanye went to the hospital briefly to get treatment for anxiety, “but there were lots of people inside, he got uncomfortable and left.” Then his team had an ambulance come to the Wyoming Dome and EMTs checked his vitals and he was deemed fine and he was out riding ATVs shortly after the visit from the ambulance. My opinion is that he’s still in a manic episode but he’s slowly coming down.

Kim Kardashian and husband Kanye West seen holding hands in NY

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46 Responses to “Kanye West apologized to Kim: ‘I want to say I know I hurt you, please forgive me’”

  1. Chickaletta says:

    Dude if you’re genuinely sorry then get the help you need. For your wife and for your kids. I really hope he does.

    • Laalaa says:

      Unfortunately, I think his rationality is rare and compartmentalized and he’s not able to deduce this himself. I really hope he does

  2. Busyann says:

    Yell at me, I have nothing to back up my opinion, I just dont think Kim will divorce him. I never got that vibe. It’s different obviously because he aired private stuff out in the open, but, I just dont think Kim will do it.

    • Noki says:

      Me either,i dont think she wants to be divorced for the third time with four kids.

      • molly says:

        If she hadn’t had the two previous divorces, I think she’d have been gone already. She takes a great deal of smug pride in being the only sister married to her kids’ father.

    • FHMom says:

      I don’t think so, either. She enjoys the status of being part of a famous couple. Unless someone better, richer and more famous comes along. Then she’ll drop him like a hot potato.

      • ME says:

        He gives her and her family a lot of publicity. The ratings of their show are not good and haven’t been good for years. They need him. They will continue to use him. I think he should speak up whenever he feels used or controlled by that family. Just because he has a mental illness doesn’t mean every word out of his mouth is a lie. In fact, Kim lies more than anyone.

    • Christine says:

      I can see them having a very, very long separation.

  3. Sinéad says:

    I really don’t think he wrote that text. My guess is it’s copied and pasted because he was told to post it 🤷‍♀️

    • Hyrule Castle says:


      Most of his tweets are incoherent at the best of times.
      I can’t recall him using complete sentences and punctuation before?
      I could be wrong, of course.

      But nah, he didn’t write this. 🤷‍♀️

      • jwoolman says:

        Kanye’s mother was highly educated and I’m sure he can speak (and write) the academic dialect if he wants to do so. I’ve heard him do it in at least one interview years ago.

        So yes, he could have written it. He just uses a different dialect most of the time in his tweets and of course mania results in fragmented thoughts and speech. He could have written this in a moment of clarity.

    • Lightpurple says:

      It’s stuck between heavy promotion of his weird looking GAP line, some incomprehensible stuff about Drake, Rihanna, and others about the album, promotion of the album, and bizarre claims about write-in ballots. beating Biden, and, ahem, beating off Biden. It’s tone and presentation are completely different from everything else.

    • Truthiness says:

      Hasn’t it come up that Kim knew his twitter password? It does not sound like him.

      • ME says:

        Yeah it doesn’t sound like him but that statement from Kim doesn’t sound like Kim either.

    • Ronaldinhio says:

      The moments of clarity- the dreadful sickening ‘oh F@ck’ I have seen this with patients too often to tell you
      The crippling anxiety
      The attempts to right the mess and then sometimes coming off a high and sometimes flying high again
      I know everyone wants it to be terrible Kim and her family but honestly I wouldn’t wish this on anyone
      Loving someone with uneducated serious mental health issues isn’t easy. Money doesn’t change that
      Why you feel he cannot have moments of clarity means you misunderstand. Those moments of clarity are highly dangerous as the destruction can feel overwhelming
      Kim has played this perfectly in terms of support. I don’t know what will happen but this harmful narrative of her only being in it for what she can get has long been proven to be wrong
      How many of you can actually say you’d put up with it?

      • Lightpurple says:

        My point wasn’t that he couldn’t have a moment of clarity. My point was that this was not his writing style AND came sandwiched within minutes of heavy product promotion and attacks on Biden. I said nothing about her whatsoever. I’m not into theories about family control or any of that. His mental illness isn’t her fault. I do hold her responsible for deciding to have four children with a man she knew was unstable with a serious mental illness that he refused to treat. Maybe she didn’t know the extent of it for the first child but by the second, she must have had a clue. The third and fourth came very quickly after his tour management intervened and had him involuntarily committed for observation. At that point, she definitely knew but decided to bring those kids into this any way. She is not responsible for him or his mental health but she is responsible for bringing those children into this. The situation of dealing with such mental health problems must be frustrating, frightening, and so very difficult. But those kids should never have been put in this position. #TeamKids

      • Hyrule Castle says:

        100% Lightpurple

      • detritus says:

        I really dislike this narrative lp.

        It’s so similar to saying poor people shouldn’t have children. Or that abused wives are at fault for having children. I don’t think I’ve seen you comment this on couples where the man is an alcoholic, or serial cheater, or dying from cancer, but it’s okay for mental health? She should have known better?

        The woman should always be the one to make sure her husband is the perfect specimen, and leave him immediately when it seems he’s not getting better according to schedule. Is Chester Beddingfields wife also responsible for bringing children into the world with a man who was unwell? What about all of Musks baby mothers? He’s an evil megalomaniac incarnate, but that’s healthier than having children with your medically unwell husband?

        is that it? We now judge women for having hope? For not fully logically assessing a situation while in love?

        Come now.

        Their celebrity amplifies the issues because it provides a platform for his mania. Even a mediated person can have downswings in mental health. Just as you can die from breast cancer, despite doing everything right, you can also have mental health issues doing the same. Kim has the resources to raise these children without a father, but I haven’t seen you judge women who are single mothers struggling, either.

        I’m honestly sad to see this take from you again.

      • Ronaldinhio says:

        She is responsible for bringing the kids into the world

      • Deedee says:

        @ Detrius, I could not agree with you more.. I’ve read a lot of “She decided to have more kids with him.” on these posts and it rubs me the wrong way. Who are we to say who should and shouldn’t have children? I believe women’s reproductive rights should always be off limits. Policing women’s bodies and decisions about reproduction is incredibly sexist.

        Even if most of us do not agree with most of the Kardashians choices, I think that these comments hit below the belt.

        Are we saying that ppl with mental illnesses should not be allowed to have children? Where does it stop? Should we also tell women who’ve experienced postpartum depression/anxiety not to have anymore children? What about women who plan to have children with older men who may not have the healthiest sperm?

        Are we saying that less than perfect children aren’t worth bringing into the world? Or that children with less than perfect parents should not be brought into the world?

        Either way, women are the ones who lose. These discussions about who is worthy of having children and what children should be had, by ppl other than the couple and direct family, with intimate knowledge of the situation are dangerous. Not to mention hurtful to the children in question ( who are already here).

        I hope you don’t take this as an attack LP. I always enjoy reading your take on things. It’s just that I read many versions of that comment while lurking the past few days.

  4. CidyKitty(CidySmiley) says:

    This is the Rollercoaster that I know all too well.

    I didn’t go through it with a spouse though, my father had undiagnosed mental illnesses and it was the same. The people around you become your victims, they go from manic to lucid and apologetic but that is part of the manic episode because they start to panic and feel trapped. He is still in the middle of his episode, if she does not respond the way he wants he will go back to attacking her.

    I honestly feel so bad for Kim right now, a rock and a hard place. I truly believes she loves him, and that makes it harder. Also, they have four? Four children who are also going through all of this too. We have known that Kim has been their primary parent for their lives (and I know they have nannies and the like but that doesn’t change that she is parenting without a partner or spouse) but now she has to explain to their kids what is going on.

  5. Queen Meghan's Hand says:

    This as seems like peanuts compared to the mess in the BRF.

    After a few commenters pointed it out, I too am now suspicious of the tweet and leaning towards he didn’t write it. But he probably is starting to feel some remorse so maybe a friend actually wrote/edited the tweet while Kanye dictated.

    Kim does not want to divorce but she also doesn’t want to be embarrassed by being hit with a surprise filing from Kanye. She might move first. Whenever they break up, I’m still rooting for Van Jones as her next partner.

  6. lemonylips says:

    i tried to avoid all kanye threads but the more i read, the more i understood that my ex had the same problem and did similar things to me. so much poison, twisting reality… this is horrible for everyone involved. i now feel so blessed that i managed to escape it all even though i felt so guilty for failing to help him. he didn’t want me to and wouldn’t allow me to. i can’t imagine what it must be like, no matter what anyone thinks about kim. and let me tell you one thing – once you love someone it’s hard to accept this situation. it took me years to recover from a short relationship that resulted in this. people saying “she knew and had 4 kids with him”…. trust me, it’s hard to accept and all you want to do is live on the good and thrive with that person you know exists. trouble is, more than often that person is not there.

    • Call_Me_Al says:

      Very well said. It is very difficult when a person is in a well-period of bipolar disorder to remember what it was like even a few months ago. There is no play-book to go by. You want to live your life and so you have children while you can. You never know how bad it will get until it gets there.

  7. penguin says:

    he sucks. her open letter was not “powerful” whatsoever. slightly informative on their situation, maybe? their poor kids

    • Yup, Me says:

      Why do you say her letter wasn’t powerful?

      There have been quite a few celebrities speaking out about mental health challenges and how they navigate. Conversations about men and especially about Black men and their mental health struggles have been extremely important. I’m not saying Kim is the spokesperson they need, but her husband is a very well known Black man whose public episode is causing him to show his ENTIRE ASS right now. Her post was powerful because a lot of people were going into the standard ridiculing behaviors about Kanye. (As well as providing access for him to further show his ass – for instance – WHO helped him do that town hall meeting?).

      Kanye and his narcissistic assholery and his ignorant BS about Black folks and Black history are not ideal representations for “we need to have compassion and understanding for people with bipolar disorder and their families” but it’s happening and on a scale large enough for all of us to see it so, like Dave Chappelle said “he’s the guy.”

      • Penguin says:

        It’s just provides the rundown for what bipolar disorder is and how she and her family are dealing w someone w BPD. Powerful would have a call of action, personal anecdotes, would continue to intrigue and inform the read from beginning to end. Hers is not that. It sounds like a basic summary from wiki or any clinic that’d tell you how to deal w said issues

    • TadBit says:

      I dont’ think her letter was “powerful” either. Kanye’s mental issues are for -him- to disclose, not her or the K family. She just showed him that if he misbehaves, she and her family will always have the upper hand with their public victimhood, no matter what. I’d apologize too, and slowly back away from that family.

  8. ce says:

    I might be projecting, but if my husband went and publicly informed others I had intended to abort our oldest child, that would be it for me. I think it may be for her as well: consider North’s feelings when she comes across this someday. And I’m as pro-choice as they come, but North is seven now and as her father Kanye has a responsibility to protect her feelings. So I guess we’ll see

    • Maida says:

      Actually, I believe Kanye was saying that HE wanted to abort North and that Kim didn’t. Not that it makes his ranting about all this publicly without his wife’s knowledge any better. Unless he gets help, I think this kind of cycle is just going to repeat.

    • Lightpurple says:

      A reminder that when this conversation was happening, she was still married to Kris Humphries. She didn’t actually finalize the divorce until April with North being born in June. If that divorce had been delayed any longer and the birth early, that baby would legally be the child of Kris Humphries, which would have been a whole other mess to contend with.

      • ME says:

        Well Kim said she purposely went off birth control at that time. She was trying to get pregnant and Kanye knew that. Maybe he’s one of those jerks that wanted his first born to be a boy not a girl. Who knows.

      • Maple 🍁 says:

        Light purple
        That baby would have legally been kris humphries
        A million times no
        Kim’s egg
        Kanye’s sperm
        NOTHING to do with KH

  9. AppleTartin says:

    My guess Gap started getting nervous about Kanye’s mental state and their deal. So his assistant or PR team threw that apology up to calm the waters. Millions are at stake for a lot of people.

    • Lightpurple says:

      I suspect GAP isn’t too happy either about the comments that came in response to the images he tweeted of his line. Particularly the “WTF” responses to whatever the image was in the center towards the bottom.

    • TadBit says:

      Yeah, I’d also surmise the romance/marriage is over, but the financial deals have to be protected. Decide NOW what’s his deal and what’s HER deal, separate, THEN slowly walk away

  10. cisne says:

    I wont hold my breath but I wait for his public apology to the public especially the POC. That is the only time I?give these people qny type of understanding or grace.

  11. lucy2 says:

    I hope she got an actual apology, not a post on social media.
    I also really hope he is getting help, and would prefer that the media give him some space to do that.

  12. Jules says:

    This is like watching two fourth-graders pass notes back and forth to each other. Except they are doing it via twitter and tmz. What is insane is that these two bozos get all these headlines.

  13. JustMe2 says:

    Suspect it was posted after the Bieber visited him

  14. Angel says:

    Is Justin Bieber still there with him? Perhaps he wrote the tweet instead. Maybe he’ll talk some sense into Kanye.

  15. thaisajs says:

    He needs to apologize to North. That was unforgivable. I’m not a big fan of the Kardashians but this is next level. I hope he gets help.

  16. Valerie says:

    Can they not do this in private?

  17. SJR says:

    Can these people do anything privately? Anything?

  18. Jensies says:

    Good luck to all of them. The depressive episode that follows a lengthy bout of mania like this one is going to be long and deep.

    • detritus says:

      I hope he has support and doesn’t harm himself. The come down or sobering up can be really upsetting.

      I feel like there are two groups of people – those who have seen a loved one struggle with mental health, and those who haven’t. The comments on this post make it very clear who is who, and why people don’t discuss mental health publicly.

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