Kim Kardashian is ‘at the end of her rope again’ because Kanye is ‘off his meds’

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If you were looking to me for answers about what’s been going on with Kanye West over the past week, I hate to break it to you, but I have been actively NOT paying attention. I’m aware that he’s been complaining a lot about his music contracts, which I tend to believe is a rather sly misdirect because he’s currently incapable of meeting contractual deadlines. But the rest of it? Peeing on Grammys and tweeting about his masters and suggesting that people are trying to kill him and even invoking Taylor Swift’s name? Yeah. He’s in another manic episode. Hopefully, he’s got people around him in the dome in Wyoming. Because we know his wife is at her wits end, and he probably won’t even agree to see her at the moment. Which is why Kim (let’s be real) went to People Magazine to talk as an unnamed source:

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West are at odds again, a source tells PEOPLE. Earlier, this summer, the rapper and reality star appeared to be on the brink of divorce before reconnecting and spending private time together with their children. But things took a turn this week as West, 42, fired off a number of troubling tweets. On Wednesday, Twitter took the unusual step of banning the artist for a period of time after he violated the platform’s rules by sharing a screenshot of a phone number he said belonged to an editor at Forbes. In another tweet, he posted a video in which he appeared to urinate on one of his Grammys.

Now, a source tells PEOPLE that Kardashian, 39, is “at the end of her rope — again.”

“He’s off his meds,” the source claims. “He promised he’d stay on them. The last time, part of his negotiation with Kim was that he’d get back on his medication and he would work very hard to control his impulses. He made a lot of promises. And now those promises are broken, less than a month later.” According to the source, Kardashian — who shares daughters North, 7, and Chicago, 2, and sons Saint, 4, and Psalm, 16 months, with West— is feeling “like she can only take so much.”

“It’s the same thing over and over and over again,” the source says. “He’s on very thin ice with her right now, and she’s truly trying to decide what to do to protect the kids, but also her own sanity. The whole thing is discouraging and difficult for her. Kim had zero clue that he was going to tweet anything. None whatsoever. And she saw the tweets and was like, ‘Seriously? Again?’ She wants to be a supportive partner, she’s doing everything she can do to support him. But he has to support himself. He has to take care of his own health. She can’t force feed him medication. She can’t make him do anything he doesn’t want to do.”

And as for West’s political aspirations? The source tells PEOPLE that it’s not top of mind for Kardashian, who vocally supported Hillary Clinton in the last presidential election but has worked with the Trump family on prison reform. “She doesn’t care one bit about the presidential run,” the source says. “She wants the kids to be happy and to have a stable father. That’s all she wants. And she’ll do whatever she can do to have that happen. But she is not going to cater to his whims. For such a powerful woman, she feels very powerless, and she hates it. She loves Kanye very much, and he just doesn’t realize how much pain he’s causing her.”

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This is the most important part: “But he has to support himself. He has to take care of his own health. She can’t force feed him medication. She can’t make him do anything he doesn’t want to do.” This is what upsets her the most and that’s the same issue that every single person has when they love someone with a profound mental illness, regardless of race, class, privilege, wealth. Kim can’t sit in Wyoming every day, force him to take his meds, listen to his endless rants and spend 24-7 trying to protect him from himself. He fundamentally has to WANT to get better and be an engaged husband and father. And I’ll say this: I think this is the worst Kanye has ever been, actually. This year has been worse than 2016 (the Snake Drama) and worse than the ranting-in-the-White-House two years ago.

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  1. Angel says:

    Yikes, I really don’t know how she’s does it, I’m feeling sorry for her for once in my life. She can’t catch a break with him. No one would blame her for filing for divorce.

    • Milly says:

      Eh, he’s in Wyoming somewhere and she is in LA. If he doesn’t want to work get his $hit together, she doesn’t have to deal with him directly. She’s got a family to take care of and focus on.

    • Lanie says:

      Unfortunately, everyone would still blame her, just because. It’s always a woman’s fault. She’s not allowed to choose protecting herself and the children over standing by a man who isn’t well and doesn’t want help.

      Remember how Khloe was blamed for Lamar Odom’s issues?

  2. Likeyoucare says:

    I hope kim see this situation, to be in a public eyes are not good for her children. Take a break from media, you have enough money to live in private for the next 10 years. You can make a different your children to have a normal live.

    • Duch says:

      I don’t see how her retreating from public life will release the kids from public exposure when Kanye is addressing tweets specifically to his daughter.

      Being in the media is her career, and she’s good at it. Would you expect your friend or sister to have to give up her job to be a constant nurse-maid to her husband? She’s done enough.

      • Likeyoucare says:

        I said for her children, not for her husband.
        If you are a millionare that have a chance to take a break and focus on your family (definitely just for the children as they cant choose they way the live).
        Would you take the chance?

      • MM2 says:

        I’m with Duch here. Many women are told to put their careers on hold to try & placate an abusive man all in the name of “what about the children?!” Maybe women should be supported to instead focus on their own careers, be self sufficient and we should keep our focus of what people can do for the children on the responsible party that is currently causing them harm.

      • Duch says:

        like you are — i do have a big job and 2 kids, and I have had to deal with something like KK’s, obviously not in the public eye. I don’t think stepping back is the answer. it affects the extra things i could do in my life — I’m not as involved in after-hours pursuits as I’d like to be, but I’m not giving up my career.

        i imagine some would say that i should have given up my day job, too, in order to tend to everyone else, but I’m pretty sure we wouldn’t ask a man to consider that.

      • M4lificent says:

        I don’t think it’s a matter of giving up her job for her man. But Kim has multiple solid income streams — and I think that she she is now in a position make choices about how she markets them that provide her kids with more privacy.

      • Duch says:

        maléficent – marketing is publicity though, right? especially in this day and age. her stepping back from public arena would have a direct impact on marketing for her revenue streams.

        how about Kanye take a step back — he’s the one who needs to focus on self-care and doing the right thing by his kids.

    • Mel says:

      She can stay if she wants to,but the kids should be removed from the public eye until they can make an informed choice about. It’s her “career” she shouldn’t have to give it up if she doesn’t want to. I question the maturity of both parties and what kind of marriage you have if you communicate to each other through People magazine.

    • Bunny says:

      She shouldn’t hide under a rock while he’s spilling his guts on Twitter, aiming directly at their children. He’s the one directing talk about abortion toward his daughter. He’s the one harming them.

      Her children will benefit when he shuts his mouth and gets medical help. She’s not doing anything wrong with regard to their kids, and shouldn’t feel as though she has to hide.

      This is 100% on him. He’s got it together enough to gripe strategically about his music contracts. He should be able to understand that he needs help with his mental health.

    • Laura says:

      Why aren’t you saying that maybe Kanye – the root the problem in the first place – should step back from his job ‘for the sake of the kid’s’. He is the one mentioning them in tweets of a very personal nature…

  3. OSTONE says:

    Kim truly won’t know peace until she divorces him.

    • jbyrdku says:


    • Lemons says:

      Agreed. Kanye has done so many questionable, scary things in the public eye (not to speak of what we don’t hear about) that I’m sure Kim can divorce him and have full custody of the children. Kanye may get supervised visits until he is healthy. His behavior is erratic, not good for his children, and he cannot provide a better life for them.

      It’s sad when your choice of sane parents are between Kim and Kanye, but I really do hope Kim gets the kids and runs as fast as she can to peace.

    • FHMom says:

      But even then, with 4 kids she’ll be tied to him for life.

    • Bibi says:

      I agree. And I think they’ll turn Kanyes situation as an opportunity. Kuwtk is over because kim is over it, She doesnt need the Kanye bs, they’ll divorce and guess what a round 2 of a new era following the divorce on a stream channel and I would think they’d go only with netflix to confirm their notoriety becauee they’ll be on the same stream as meg & harry, and right now they’re the hottest.

    • Louise177 says:

      I don’t understand the logic of saying divorce will solve Kim’s problems. I actually believe Kim loves(ed) Kanye. It must be hard to not being able to help someone you care about and watch them self-destruct. Their children, especially North, probably would be affected if she tried to cut Kanye out of their lives. Divorce may lift a lot of emotions off of Kim’s shoulders but she will always be tied to him.

    • Thirtynine says:

      Sadly, I agree. I feel for her.

  4. Joy says:

    She’s waiting until she hits 40 and passes the bar exam. Then she will reinvent herself as a single mom justice crusader.

  5. Bros says:

    How nice for her she can opt out of caring about the 2020 election because her focus is on mental heath. Supreme court vacancy being filled by a conservative means the end of the affordable care act, and thus, care and medication for millions of americans, who aren’t billionaires, and her ridiculous husband is actively running as a spoiler in swing states. She does not get a pass regardless of how much stress she’s under with kanye. Connect the goddamn dots kim.

    • Bella DuPont says:

      That’s a fair point.

    • Sinéad says:

      I agree BROS. As far as I can see Kim cares first and foremost about being a billionaire and trump being in office benefits people like her. She’ll be fine and her kids will be fine but most of all her bank balance will be fine. She doesn’t give a sh1t about the peasants! Plus I never see any chemistry between her and Kanye their marriage always looked like an arrangement to me I know a lot of people think they’re in love but I just don’t see it… as soon as she’s seen to have done *everything* she can to save the marriage she’ll leave (not that I’d blame her but I do think she’s still in it for image purposes, not love)

    • minx says:

      Thank you.

    • Jules says:

      Kim cares about no one but herself and her public image. The source quotes are right out of her high school-sounding diary. What she and her family and her dumb-ass husband have done to poison our culture, media and politics is disgusting.

    • lza says:

      I think she cares about who’s in office. I took the comment to specifically refer to her husband’s presidential run, which she could care less about, and rightfully so.

    • Gina says:

      My thoughts exactly

    • Queen Meghan’s Hand says:

      Excellent point and puts their pathetic dramas into perspective. Marriage is a contract and the two people involved in the contract share the risk and responsibilities. For the sake of the country (my gosh how are we here???) KKW should be doing all that she can to stop Kanye from committing fraud and running as a spoiler.
      And also: they never had any chemistry and I don’t believe they’ve spent significant time living together beyond a couple month sprints (2 or 3 months)

  6. Soupie says:

    Good grief that last photograph. Who dresses like that in Wyoming? Oh yeah, narcissistic celebrities. Doofuses.

  7. Melissa says:

    Kim will do whatever the brand metrics indicate – she may not have known he was bi-polar, but she damn well knew he was a woman hating asshole when she married him.

    I am sure the machine is weighing the pros and cons of the West last name on a daily basis, when it begins to hurt access and the bottom line, she will drop it.

  8. Aubrey says:

    Her sister Khloe’s nose!

  9. JT says:

    Kim continued to have two more children with Kanye after his last break down, despite the fact that nothing had changed. It’s not like Chicago and psalm were accidents; they were conceived via surrogacy. It’s the kardashian policy of having all their kids with the worst fathers; they never think about how it effects the children. She actively planned those two kids with an unmedicated, absentee father. Lets face it, she and Kanye have never lived together long term in their entire five year marriage. She’s always spent plenty of time apart, starting with her pregnancy with North. And don’t forget, Kim was just as involved with getting in bed with the Trumps as Kanye. She’s called them up personally several times for favors. Hell, remember when she used to care about gun control? This may seem insensitive, but to me, Kim’s frustration is entirely her own making. She should have left him a long time ago, because he’s never been there for her and this isn’t a marriage based on love. You all remember the Paris incident? It’s another time he didn’t support her. I don’t believe she cares all that much for Kanye as a husband. She cares about her image first and foremost, and what he did for her entire families careers. I also don’t believe Kanye cares for her either, hence his ability to completely dismiss her, manic episode or not. This is what happens when a marriage is transactional. Neither partner cares enough to do the right thing.

  10. GrnieWnie says:

    he’s got to make the choice to put his family first and go on meds. I get the dilemma–he feels like he can’t be creative. But if you have to choose between your creativity and your family, the choice is family. The creativity–he might surprise himself and find a workaround, a new way of being creative. Or he might just have to take the hit. But that’s the choice.

  11. Velvet Elvis says:

    I believe that Kim has been done with Kanye for years and that she desperately wants a divorce, but she’s afraid of how it will look to divorce a man with mental problems…that people will be outraged that she left Kanye when he needed her most, etc etc. We know it’s all about optics with these people.

  12. sassafras says:

    The problem is, initiating a divorce while he’s in this condition pretty much guarantees a lot of heartbreak, extended attorney’s expenses, more drama, more publicity. Who knows how he’d react? What he’d do? He’s pissing on his Grammy and yelling about his contracts in public – what’s he doing in private? What would he do with Kim leaving him?

    At least in the marriage, she can make moves to lock things up/ down, transfer money, set up whatever she needs to. In the marriage she can still be his next of kin should he need it for hospitalization/ medical reasons.

    Of course Kim might not even want a divorce but if she was leaning towards the marriage being over, if I was her attorney, I’d be telling her to set up her accounts, be strategic and wait until a better time (Hopefully one comes.)

  13. Lilitel says:

    My thoughts

    1) she desperately wants to divorce and she’s afraid to do so, not because she’s afraid to appear as ‘the bad guy’ for divorcing a man with mental illness but because she fears what damaging informations Kanye might reveal about the Kardashian-Jenner family

    2) maybe losing his wife is what Kanye needs as a wakeup call for finally adressing his mental health.