Kanye West explains mental illness and why he said some of the things he did.

Kanye West
Kanye West

Kanye West has said some things that have pissed many people off and in most cases, people have been very harsh on the rapper for some of the things he has said.

The 41-year-old rapper wants people to understand that a lot of his actions are because of mental illness and he wants people to understand the seriousness of the disease.

West who has been diagnosed with bipolar says the disease is like a sprained brain and compares it to a sprained ankle.

“If someone has a sprained ankle, you’re not going to push on him more,” Kanye West said.

Kanye thinks the treatment he sometimes receives from the media and fans in social media is the equivalent of pushing on a sprained ankle, which is no way to treat people with mental illness.

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“With us, once our brain gets to a point of spraining, people do everything to make it worse,” Kanye said. “They do everything possible. They got us to that point and they do everything to make it worse.”

Kanye also mention that it is not only fans and the media who do this but also the professionals whose job it is to treat the illness, like the treatment he received while he was in a psychiatric hospital.

“They have this moment where they put you, they handcuff you, they drug you, they put you on the bed and they separate you from everyone you know,” he said.

“When you are in that state, you have to have someone you trust. It is cruel and primitive to do that. They love to write you off. They love to cut your sentences off halfway. What you say doesn’t mean as much,” he continued.

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Kanye West also discussed episodes of extreme paranoia that he went through.

“When you’re in this state, you’re hyper-paranoid about everything,” he said. “Everyone, this is my experience, other people have different experiences, and everyone now is an actor. Everything’s a conspiracy. You feel the government is putting chips in your head. You feel you’re being recorded. You feel all these things.’
“This is the specific experience that I’ve had over the past two years because I’ve only been diagnosed for two years now,” he concluded.

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