Kim Kardashian asks for ‘compassion and empathy’ as she issues a statement on husband Kanye West’s bipolar disorder


Kim Kardashian West has spoken out after husband Kanye West posted a series of alarming tweets this week after his first presidential rally in South Carolina. He deleted several of those tweets in which he claimed Kim was trying to get him locked up and the film Get Out is about him. He also compared himself to Nelson Mandela.

Kanye’s tweets alarmed netizens who started trending ‘Pray for Ye’ hashtag for him. Now, Kim has released a statement on social media following another series of tweets from the Grammy award winning rapper. She said in her statement that she shared on her Instagram story, “As many of you know, Kanye has bi-polar [sic] disorder. Anyone who has this or has a loved one in their life who does, knows how incredibly complicated and painful it is to understand. I've never spoken publicly about how this has affected us at home because I am very protective of our children and Kanye's right to privacy when it comes to his health. But today, I feel like I should comment on it because of the stigma and misconceptions about mental health."

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She continued, “Those that understand mental illness or even compulsive behavior know that the family is powerless unless the member is a minor. People who are unaware or far removed from this experience can be judgmental and not understand that the individual themselves have to engage in the process of getting help no matter how hard family and friends try."

She further wrote, “I understand Kanye is subject to criticism because he is a public figure and his actions at time can cause strong opinions and emotions. He is a brilliant but complicated person who on top of being an artist and a black man, who experienced the painful loss of his mother, and has to deal with the pressure and isolation that is heightened by his bi-polar disorder. Those who are close with Kanye know his heart and understand his words sometimes do not align with his intentions."

Kim further wrote, “Living with bi-polar disorder does not diminish or invalidate his dreams and his creative ideas, no matter how big or unobtainable they may feel to some. That is part of his genius and as we have all witnessed, many of his dreams have come true," she wrote. "We as a society talk about giving grace to the issue of mental health as a whole, however we should also give it to the individuals who are living with it in times when they need it the most. I kindly ask that the media and public give us the compassion and empathy that is needed so that we can get through this. Thank you for those who have expressed concern for Kanye's well-being and for your understanding."

On the other hand, Kanye had tweeted late Tuesday night, “Kriss and Kim put out a statement without my approval ... that's not what a wife should do.” (He had since deleted the post). Kanye had made some shocking claims stating that Kris Jenner and Kim were trying to lock him up and had an emotional breakdown at his campaign rally wherein he claimed that Kim saved their daughter North’s life as he wanted her to get an abortion.

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