Should Kanye’s Fans Be Concerned for His Mental Health?

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11:  Kanye West performs during Kanye West Yeezy Season 3 on February 11, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Yeezy Season 3)

Should Kanye’s Fans Be Concerned for His Mental Health?

Find out what a 'close friend' says.

Published February 17, 2016

Kanye West has been doing a whole lot of talking on Twitter as of late, and while this is no different from his previous antics, the context of his tweets this time around has some people wondering if he's OK. From asking Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for money — on Twitter — to telling the world he's millions of dollars in debt, Ye's been acting out, but don't be alarmed, as his longtime friend says he's all good.

The unnamed source told People that his friend is just fine. "I haven't felt personally concerned about his well being," he said. "Every time I talk with him — which is almost every day — he's extremely good-natured, [and] in a great mood."

He also continued that the rapper may just be overwhelmed with the many ventures he has been juggling — his new album The Life of Pablo and the Yeezy Season 3 clothing line launch. He said the MC is also "excited about his family" and "being a good father" to his two children.

The mental health questions were first brought to the light last week when Kanye's former collaborator Rhymefest tweeted that he "needs help, in the form of counseling. Spiritual & mental." "I want him to be happy, and if he's not happy, I'm concerned," Rhymefest, who co-wrote the rapper's hits "Jesus Walks" and "New Slaves," said in a recent red carpet interview.

Meanwhile, Kanye's longtime buddy says this is just who he is. "A lot of what he's been able to accomplish has been by stirring up s**t, drawing attention, shining a light on something or getting people interested," he said. "He certainly knows how to get people interested. He's like a master troll."

Judging from these comments, Kanye is most likely just being Kanye.

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(Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Yeezy Season 3)

Written by Moriba Cummings


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