Kanye says he is 'trying to divorce Kim'
Kanye West has had another explosive meltdown on Twitter, revealing he has tried to end his marriage to Kim Kardashian 'for the past year'.
The 43-year-old rapper made the series of wild allegations in a dramatic Twitter rant - his second outburst on the social media platform in less than 24 hours.
West referred to himself as "future president" and his mother in law Kris Jenner as "Kris Jong-un" - a reference to Kim Jong-un - in the sensational spray, which has left fans deeply concerned for his mental state.
"They tried to fly in with 2 doctors to 51/50 me," West wrote in a series of since-deleted tweets.
"I been trying to get divorced since Kim met with Meek at the Warldolf for 'prison reform'
"I got 200 more to go. This my lady tweet of the night … Kris Jong-Un Lil baby my favourite rapper but won't do a song wit me".
Says the future president— ye (@kanyewest) July 22, 2020
West seemingly concluded the bizarre rant by saying he would "focus on the music now", and appeared to tease the release of a new album titled Donda - named after his late mother.
A screenshot of an alleged track list included the song titles I Know God Breathed on This and Off The Grid.
West has been open about having bipolar disorder, including in his 2018 album Ye. In an interview, West said he had been diagnosed with the condition at 39. "Like I said on the album, it's not a disability, it's a superpower".
In a 2019 interview with Vogue, Kardashian revealed West was not on medication for the condition "because it just changes who he is".
"Right now everything is really calm. But we can definitely feel episodes coming, and we know how to handle them."
Speaking to David Letterman in a Netflix special, West opened up about what he experienced during a bipolar episode.
"When you're in this state, you're hyper-paranoid about everything," West said.
"Everyone - this is my experience, other people have different experiences - everyone now is an actor. Everything's a conspiracy. You feel the government is putting chips in your head. "You feel you're being recorded. You feel all these things," he said. "You pretty much don't trust anyone."
'SHOCKED BEYOND WORDS'
The Kardashians were left "shocked beyond words" after West claimed that he and Kim considered having an abortion when she was pregnant with their first child, North.
The Yeezy designer made the comments on Sunday local time during his first presidential rally.
He revealed that the couple considered terminating the pregnancy before West received a "message from God".
West's speech came two weeks after he announced that he would run for president, but his performance at the rally has left the Kardashian family upset and seriously worried about his mental state.
According to TMZ, family members are "concerned, upset, and alarmed" by West's speech and feel he is in "desperate need of professional help" for what they perceive is a bipolar episode.
West has been open about his struggle with bipolar disorder and, in 2016, he spent time in hospital after a "psychiatric emergency" that forced him to cancel 21 concerts.
Others close to the rapper are also said to be upset that his unlikely run is becoming a "distraction to what is a very important election".
The Kardashian family and West's friends are also concerned about the effect remarks like his Harriet Tubman statement (during his Charleston rally West claimed the civil rights activist Tubman "didn't free the slaves") will have, with some believing it will "tank" his businesses and trigger boycotts, per TMZ.
The Kardashian family is also reportedly "upset" about West's decision to make his and Kardashian's discussion about potentially terminating her first pregnancy public.
Entertainment Tonight spoke to a source who echoed TMZ's on Monday. "Kim, the family and Kanye's friends are worried about him," the source reportedly said.
"Kanye isn't in a good place and isn't listening to anyone trying to talk him into getting help. Kim is upset with Kanye for his rants, especially talking about the possibility of having an abortion and not giving birth to North," the source continued.
"She knows this is something North will see when she gets older, and that's heartbreaking."
Tellingly, none of the famous clan - who are voracious social media users - have made any comment on West's revelations, with Kylie Jenner the only member to post anything to Instagram over the past 24 hours.
Judging by his remarks, West knew his famous wife would not be happy.
"Even if my wife were to divorce me after this speech, she brought North into this world, when I did not want to," he said.
West, who appeared at the rally dressed in a bulletproof vest with 2020 shaved into his hair, revealed that, in 2012, Kardashian "had the pills in her hand" to have an abortion before he was inspired by God to have the child.
"My girlfriend called me screaming, crying. I'm a rapper. I had other girlfriends. I'm out there. And she said I'm pregnant. She was crying," he said.
West said he was thinking about what to do, when he received what he interpreted as a sign from God while he was working on his laptop in Paris.
"My screen went black and white. And God said, if you f*** with my vision I f*** with yours," he said.
"And I called my girlfriend and said we're going to have this child.
"Even if my wife were to divorce me after this speech, she brought North into this world, when I did not want to."
The rapper went on to break down in tears as he shouted: "She had the pills in her hand! I almost killed my daughter!"
West also revealed that his father wanted to abort him but his mother Donda "saved" him.
"My (mother) saved my life. My dad wanted to abort me. My (mother) saved my life. There would have been no Kanye West because my dad was too busy," he said.
West spent much of the rally discussing abortion, and announced that he wanted women to be given money by the government for bearing children, to discourage abortion.
"Abortion should be legal but the option of maximum increase should be available,' he said.
'Everybody who has a baby gets a million dollars or something.
"No more Plan B - Plan A."
West went on to explain that he wanted all mothers to be free from the worries of child care before pointing out that Steve Jobs was adopted.
"Steve Jobs was adopted,' he said.
"It takes a village to raise a child. No matter how much money you have. Society is set up for single women to not have a village.
"So I moved to a small town, in Cody, Wyoming."
Those close to the rapper said they are also concerned that he is "tanking some of his business" with his recent speeches and could ignite boycotts.
After signing the requisite paperwork and paying his fees to the appropriate authorities last week, West made it official that he would be joining Donald Trump and Joe Biden on the ballot for US election in November.
This came after word leaked out that he was in fact dropping out of the race.
After revealing he is running for president of the United States, the father-of-four kicked off his campaign on Sunday local time to a small crowd in South Carolina where he appeared on stage without a face mask and spoke to the crowd directly without a microphone.
He also wore a protective vest.
Earlier in the day, the rapper asked fans for help, tweeting: "Hi guys please sign up to put me on the ballot in South Carolina at any of these locations," as he also posted a list of the spots.
Kanye added: "You can also sign up at the website kanye2020.country."
According to ABC News, anyone who attended the rally was asked to sign a COVID-19 liability release form.
Attendees were also required to social distance and wear a mask and was for "registered guests only".
During the rally, West challenged US history, claiming that abolitionist Harriet Tubman "never actually freed the slaves."
Tubman, who was born into slavery and helped free dozens of people from slavery in the early 1900s, West said, "never actually freed the slaves, she just had the slaves go work for other white people."
The comments, which drew groans and boos from the crowd, bore similarity to West's 2018 comment that "slavery was a choice."
Despite early support from his wife, Kim Kardashian West was not present at the rally, and posted photos to Instagram celebrating a friend's birthday during the event.
Online, the rally has drawn concern for West's mental health and bipolar disorder, which he has spoken openly about in the past.
"Kanye is a prime example of not having enough ppl around him that care enough to tell him the truth. This shit is sad and I feel for him," one Twitter user said following the live-streamed rally.
Comedian Janelle James agreed, tweeting, "Kanye is clearly mentally ill. Even I can't come up with a good zinger about that. It's all sad. Shame on everybody enabling him."
Meghan McCain, a prominent US political commentator and daughter of the late one-time presidential candidate Senator John McCain said, "Kanye West needs serious help, not media coverage."
The Grammy winner shocked the world when he announced his presidential dreams.
He wrote: "We must now realise the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future.
"I am running for president of the United States!"
Just a few days after his tweet, Kanye revealed his plans in a head-turning Forbes interview and explained his policies and views.
He said: "I don't know if I would use the word policy for the way I would approach things.
"I don't have a policy when I went to Nike and designed Yeezy and went to Louis and designed a Louis Vuitton at the same time. It wasn't a policy, it was a design.
"We need to innovate the design to be able to free the mind at this time."
West, who has supported Donald Trump, added that he would be running as a candidate for the "Birthday Party"- "because when we win, it's everybody's birthday."
He also revealed that his running mate would be a preacher from Wyoming named Michelle Tidball.