KANYE West claimed doctors wanted to medicate him in order to “kill a superhero slowly.”
The famous rapper added the medication also made him “gain a lot of weight.”
On Joe Rogan’s podcast, Joe Rogan Experience, he asked Kanye about “being labeled mentally unhealthy” by presumably medical professionals and family.
Kanye said: “They put me on this medication that made me gain a lot of weight, and I said I’m not gonna take this. And they said, okay we got a medication you can take where you won’t gain weight. And this shows you they were trying to kill a superhero, slowly trying to kill genius trying to make me not feel like I could run for president…”
Although he would not name the medication he was on she shared of its effect on him: “It destroyed my confidence. It made me this shell of who I really am. It greyed over my eyes. It made the mustang not buck anymore.”
Kanye went on: “They told me I was bipolar and I remember going on TMZ and saying slavery was a choice, and they medicated me for saying that for having that opinion and saying it out loud. But when I put those [music] contracts up I’m saying this is a choice.”
In July a source told The Sun: “Kanye came off his bipolar meds to finish the album shortly before his outburst at the rally and on Twitter – he believes they stifle his creativity.
“He didn’t think the album was good enough and given the deadline he’d set was coming up, he thought he’d do his best work when he was unmedicated. He says the album will be ‘genius’.”
However, Kanye’s representative apparently denied he stopped taking his medication to make the album.
But that month, during a presidential campaign rally in South Carolina Kanye claimed he and Kim almost aborted their daughter North.
He also accused Kris Jenner of being a white supremacist, claimed he had been trying to divorce Kim for two years, and in a Twitter rant, alleged record labels were out to get him, and suggested that he may be murdered.
When Kanye was working on the album, Ye, in 2018 he referenced previous albums admitting: “I cannot be on meds and make watch the throne level or dark fantasy level music.”
He added: “You don’t make [hit single] Runaway on medication. Even alcohol is an addictive substance called spirits that actually block our earthly connection to our spirit when we drown ourselves in it.” [sic]
She posted: “As many of you know, Kanye has bi-polar 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.
She added: “I understand Kanye is subject to criticism because he is a public figure and his actions at times can cause strong opinions and emotions,”
Kim continued: “He is a brilliant but complicated person who on top of the pressures 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 some times do not align with his intentions.”