Kanye’s behavior is cause for concern


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Kanye West at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival (David Shankbone | Wikimedia Commons)

By Bailey Eschbach, Lifestyle writer

Kanye West is a popular rap artist and has been creating music since the early 2000s, which is also when he met his now ex-wife and mother of his children, Kim Kardashian. 

The pair officially began dating in 2008 and married in 2014. Being that both Kanye and Kim were already extremely famous celebrities, their relationship was always very exposed to the world. However, since their divorce, Kanye has taken the power away from the media and put his exposure of their relationship into his own hands. Many have made memes and humorous posts about Kanye’s social media posts as of recently and it doesn’t seem to be stopping him. 

At the beginning of the year, Kanye began posting unusual images with wordy captions to his Instagram account about his ex-wife and her new boyfriend, Pete Davidson. Fans were quick to assume that Kanye’s account had been hacked because of how out-of-character this seemed, but the artist posted another image to his account explaining that he was the one behind the posts. 

In early February, Kanye made his stance on his 8-year-old daughter, North West, having a TikTok account very clear: he does not approve. He posted an image on Instagram with the caption reading “SINCE THIS IS MY FIRST DIVORCE I NEED TO KNOW WHAT I SHOULD DO ABOUT MY DAUGHTER BEING PUT ON TIK TOK AGAINST MY WILL”. Kim fought back, explaining that she monitors everything that is posted on the two’s shared account and has turned off anyone’s ability to comment on the videos. This argument was posted on Instagram, but by Feb. 7, the posts relating to the argument had been deleted. 

On Valentine’s Day, Kanye sent a truck full of red roses to Kim Kardashian’s house with text on the side of the truck saying “My vision is Krystal Klear.” He posted an image of the truck to his Instagram account. Shortly after this, Kanye posted images of a text conversation between him and Kim. This started yet another feud between the couple, which eventually led to the artist posting an apology on his account.

It is clear that the rap artist is not handling his divorce very well at this time and in an interview with David Letterman in early 2019, Kanye spoke of his struggle with bipolar disorder. 

Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that causes abrupt and unusual mood swings, energy, activity levels, concentration and the ability to perform day-to-day tasks, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. This could explain some of Kanye’s recent Instagram posts and arguments with Kim. 

“I think Kanye is a great artist but he’s clearly going through a tough time right now,” said Franklin Norton, a junior music major. “I just hope he gets the help he needs, whatever that may be, before something bad happens.”

Since Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have split, West has been seen with actress Julia Fox and social media influencer Chaney Jones.

There are mixed emotions on what is going on with Kanye West right now, but the most important thing to keep in mind is that he is a human being just like the rest of us. It is not safe to post so much of your personal life on the internet. All of the posts discussed have since been deleted, but with a quick Google search, each post and more can still be found. Enjoy the memes, but learn from Kanye’s mistakes and don’t post your every thought on Instagram.