Watch: Before You Call Kanye West Crazy, Re-watch This Dave Chappelle Interview About Fame

Watch: Before You Call Kanye West Crazy, Re-watch This Dave Chappelle Interview About Fame

Conversations around mental health within the Black community are trending again.

Published 2 weeks ago

Over the past several days, Kanye West has exhibited extreme behavior that made many of his fans concerned. When it was announced that the Chicago rapper was hospitalized for a mental health evaluation, many took to Twitter to call the star "crazy."

However, an old clip of Dave Chappelle could help us all understand how dismissive it is to call someone crazy, and how important mental health awareness in Hollywood is. 

  1. Back in 2006, Chappelle Appeared on 'Inside the actor's studio' and had this to say about the pressures of Hollywood
  2. After this clip resurfaced, many drew the parallels between Chappelle's words and Kanye's most recent hospitalization
  3. And reaffirmed how necessary it is to have an open mental health discussion in the black community
  4. Or that everyone deserves respect when it comes to mental health issues
  5. Here's wishing Kanye a healthy recovery

Written by Rachel Herron

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