Kanye West Says Bipolar Disorder Is His ‘Superpower’
It ain't easy being Yeezy.
Kanye West has opened up about his mental health in a raw interview with radio host Big Boy, revealing he sees the diagnosis as a ‘superpower’ rather than a disability.
After throwing an iconic listening party in Wyoming for his album YE in the way only Kanye can, the rapper spoke about living with bipolar disorder, which he references in lyrics on the new album as well as the cover art, which features the caption, ‘I hate being Bi-Polar. It’s awesome’.
"I had never been diagnosed until I was 39,” the 40-year-old told the host. "But like I said on the album, it’s not a disability, it’s a superpower.”
He references the illness in his second track ‘Yikes,’ where he says in the outro, “That’s my third person, that’s my bipolar sh*t… That’s my superpower… Ain’t no disability, I’m a superhero! I’m a superhero!”
He also acknowledged the fact that there are many others that also suffer from the debilitating disorder who aren’t fortunate enough to have an outlet in which to channel their emotions.
"I’m so blessed and so privileged because think about people that have mental issues that are not Kanye West, that can’t go and make that [music] and make you feel like it’s all good,” West said.
It comes after fans voiced their concern for the ostentatious artist earlier this year after witnessing a series of erratic outbursts from the Famous rapper about everything from slavery ‘being a choice’ to declaring he and US president Donald Trump ‘are both dragon energy’ and calling him ‘my brother’.
You can check out the full video interview below: