Kanye West Says He Considered Suicide And Shares What Helped Him

Being a celebrity can be a lot harder than us regular people could ever understand. From an outsider’s POV, what could be so bad in their lives right? They have money, every material possession they could ever want, they’ve traveled the world, and have popularity and stardom. What else could they need to keep them happy?

With the recent suicide of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade, the saying “money can’t buy happiness” has never been truer. Its brought light to celebrity depression and anxiety. Along with the positives of being rich and famous comes the negatives of criticism, expectations, invasion of privacy, and hate. That can take a serious toll on the strongest of soles, even Kanye West.

Before the release of “Ye” Kanye had been laying low, making cameos only on Kim’s socials. But what was Kanye really gong through during his hiatus? We heard rumors that he went crazy, was entered in a psych ward and was on drugs. What was really going on with Kanye? Was he suicidal? Why? How did he overcome it all?

We finally have answers, in a recent interview with The New York Times, Kanye revealed he contemplated suicide, and what helped him get out of it.


Kim received a lot of backlash from fans and celebrities alike when Kanye went on his Trump Twitter rants, and when made the infamous “Slavery was a choice” statement. People blamed Kim for his behavior. Little did we know, Kim is the reason Kanye is still here.

Ye opens with the single “I Thought About Killing You.” Fans wondered whether he meant he wanted to kill off his public persona, which also appears to be his personal one. He said he’s considered it. “Oh yeah, I’ve thought about killing myself all the time. It’s always an option and [expletive],” Ye said. “Like Louis C.K. said: I flip through the manual. I weigh all the options.”

Kanye appears to be in a better place now, saying “I’m just having this epiphany now, ’cause I didn’t do it, but I did think it all the way through. But if I didn’t think it all the way through, then it’s actually maybe more of a chance of it happening”

Kanye said, Kim Kardashian West, contacted life coach Tony Robbins to talk to him after all the upheaval, which included his erratic behavior and a hospitalization.

“He could look at me and you know, I don’t know why he mentioned suicide, but he could tell that I was very low,” Ye said. “Really medicated, shoulders slumped down, and my confidence was gone, which is a lot of the root of my superpower, because if you truly have self-confidence, no one can say anything to you.”

Robbins instructed West to go into a warrior pose and scream.

“I was so self-conscious about the nanny and the housekeeper that I didn’t want them to hear me screaming in the living room,” West said. “I think that that’s such a metaphor of something for the existence of so-called well-off people that they’re not really well-off — they won’t even scream in their own house.”

But he did scream and it helped, according to Ye.

If you or someone you know suffers from depression and suicidal thoughts contact the Suicide life-line. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. 1-800-273-8255 
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