Kanye West's Plunge into Psychosis

What has happened to Kanye West?

In the past year, quite a lot has happened to him. He and Taylor’s friendship was severed, his wife, the famous Kim Kardashian, was robbed while in Paris, he changed his album title around three times, he ranted about Donald Trump saying that African-Americans should stop talking about racism, and now he is hospitalized after canceling his Saint Pablo Picasso tour.

This year, West has become a prominent icon on Twitter, but he hasn’t tweeted since a post celebrating Kim’s birthday on October 1.  His previous post on September 14 said, “I got rid of my phone so I can have air to create.” Three days later, West joined Instagram with a first photo of blaring car headlights. Weeks later, on Sunday, November 20, he posted again. This time he posted 99 photos of shoes and magazine models whose identities have been obscured by odd angles and sketch-marks over the eyes. Kanye has not posted on either social media platform since.


What has happened to Kanye West?

Kanye West was taken to the UCLA Medical Center for sleep deprivation and exhaustion. Stress, anxiety, and paranoia broke his “lucid” mental state. At UCLA, West was under psychiatric investigation.

What was Kim Kardashian’s response?

She left her father in New York, dropping everything that she was doing, to rush to her husband’s side.

What has happened to Kanye West?

Kanye West was released from the hospital on Nov. 30, a week after he was taken to UCLA. Sleep deprivation and exhaustion are not a joke.