For the first time since Kanye West’s presidential campaign launch, Kim Kardashian acknowledged her husband’s bipolar disorder and asked for “compassion and empathy” from the media on her Instagram Live feed, explaining that life has been complicated for her family and West.
On Tuesday, in a series of since-deleted Twitter posts, West, 43, reportedly tweeted “Kriss and Kim put out a statement without my approval ... that’s not what a wife should do,” according to People. He also wrote that he’s been considering divorcing his wife. In another post he called out Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner. On Monday, he claimed his wife tried to lock him up. And on Sunday at his political rally, the 21-time Grammy winner became tearful while talking about his mother, who died following plastic surgery complications in 2007.
The rapper initially announced his candidacy for the presidency on July 4. Days later, he told Forbes magazine that he, who once praised President Donald Trump and said the two share “dragon energy,” was “taking the red hat off” — a reference to Trump’s trademark red “Make America Great Again” cap.
West, who said that he had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, told the magazine that he planned to model his White House on the fictional land in “Black Panther” if he won the presidency, adding “Let’s get back to Wakanda.”
West and Kardashian West were married in 2014 and have four children.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.
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