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Kanye West Reveals 'Mental Condition' Diagnosis

Kanye West Reveals 'Mental Condition' Diagnosis

Kanye West onstage at at basketball culture event in Los Angeles on Feb. 17. (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for adidas)

By    |   Monday, 04 June 2018 12:01 PM

Kanye West revealed he was diagnosed last year with a “mental condition,” and now that he is a year older instead of a disability he sees it as a "superpower" that has helped fuel his creatively.

The rapper opened up about his condition with radio personality Big Boy via YouTube on Thursday during an intimate party in Wyoming where he unveiled his latest album "Ye" to close friends, Hollywood Life reported.

"I had never been diagnosed until I was 39," the rapper said. "But like I said on the album, it’s not a disability, it’s a superpower."

West didn’t clarify what mental condition he had been diagnosed with, but his album contains several references to bipolar disorder.

In the new track "Yikes" he raps about being bipolar, saying "that’s my superpower," which "ain’t no disability," proclaiming that he is a "superhero," HuffPost reported.

The album art also features an image of a mountain with the words "I hate being bipolar it’s awesome," scrawled across it.

West had previously spoken out about mental health and suicide, but never as directly as this.

In 2010 he revealed on stage that "there were times that I contemplated suicide," NME reported.

In 2016, after he was hospitalized on a psychiatric hold after "acting erratically," West referred to the breakdown as a "breakthrough" in an interview with Charlamagne Tha God.

At the time, his mother-in-law Kris Jenner, said West was "exhausted" and "tired" and just needed to rest up.

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Kanye West revealed he was diagnosed last year with a “mental condition,” and now that he is a year older instead of a disability he sees it as a "superpower" that has helped fuel his creatively.
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