Kanye West opens up about 'mental condition' diagnosis and calls it a 'superpower'

Monica Otayza
Jun 07, 2018
09:40 A.M.
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Kanye West opens up about bieng diagnosed with a mental condition at 39-years-old, and calls it a "superpower" rather than a disability. 


After his Ye album release party in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the rapper opened up during an interview with radio host Big Boy saying he was diagnosed with a mental condition at 39-years-old. 


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

In one of his songs on his seven track album called "Yikes", he raps about his condition. 

"You see? You see? That's what I'm talkin' 'bout, that's why I f*ck with Ye. See, that's my third person. That's my bipolar sh*t, ni**a, what? That's my superpower, ni**a, ain't no disability. I'm a superhero! I'm a superhero!"


The album's artwork features a picturesque mountain scene in Wyoming with the words "I hate being bipolar it's awesome" written on the photo in neon green. 

His ever supportive wife Kim Kardashian-West wrote about the photo on her social media account saying that "Kanye shot the album cover on his iPhone on the way to the album listening party.". 

During the interview, Kanye also shared how he had to re-work on the album after his controversial TMZ appearance where he argued that "slavery is a choice". 


He also shares how he felt "so blessed and privileged" because other people with mental issues that are not Kanye West will not be able to create an album and make it feel as if their condition is "all good". 

"Think about somebody that does exactly what I did at TMZ and they just do that at work, right? But then Tuesday morning, they come in and they lost their job and they can’t go back and make that. That’s why God put that on me at age 40."

West speaks about his mental condition at 7:45 seconds in the interview. 

Kanye's recently released album "Ye" is number one on the charts of 41 countries, and his songs have taken control of the top 7 tracks both on iTunes and Spotify.