Kanye West posted a series of tweets Monday night about his wife and a series of other celebrities, and later promoted a new album release for this Friday, per Reuters.
What’s going on?
- West shared a number of tweets Monday night. The tweets included accusations of his wife, Kim Kardashian West, trying to lock him up on medical grounds.
- West compared himself to Nelson Mandela.
- He said “Get Out” — the horror film about an interracial couple — is based on his life.
- The tweets came after West held a presidential campaign rally in South Carolina, which I wrote about for Deseret.com. He spoke about Harriet Tubman, abortion and other topics during the rally.
Some of the tweets read:
- “Kim was trying to fly to Wyoming with a doctor to lock me up like on the movie ‘Get Out’ because I cried about saving my daughter’s life yesterday.”
- “If I get locked up like Mandela Ya’ll will know why.”
- He showed a text message sent to Kardashian’s mother, Kris Jenner, and asked her to contact him at his Wyoming Ranch.
- West ended his series of tweets by promoting an upcoming album — called “DONDA” — that would be released this coming Friday.
Several social media users weighed in on West. They started with jokes. But the discussion turned serious as people said they hoped West would seek medical help. In the past, West has said he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
#PrayForYe 🥺😪 .. we are witnessing Kanye’s meltdown and some people still making jokes from it . #mentalhealth isn’t a joke ! pic.twitter.com/6zil5sUF6r— 🏎💨Cars & Kamza 🧸 (@KE_KAMO2) July 21, 2020
One of the Greatest Creative of all time.— Sen Petr Hills (@20thdisciple) July 21, 2020
A Hero, A Mentor. A Leader, A Role Model.
He has never been the same since his mother passed away...I know the feeling...💔 #PrayForYe @kanyewest pic.twitter.com/K4AwH6P9Yu— hamhox (@hamhox) July 21, 2020