Kanye West is known for his enormous ego. However, in part two of his Drink Champs podcast appearance on Thursday, he humbled himself.
Ye’s mental health issues have been documented in the past, and he discussed both his bipolar diagnosis, and what he says is the excuse it gives some people to dismiss him or label his behavior.
“There’s a lot of people who will say, ‘I don’t believe that you are actually bipolar,’ Kanye said. “And anytime somebody wants to say that I’m wrong about something, hide the truth [or] lie, they say, ‘Ye’s crazy.’ It’s just the ultimate final cut-off to not have to listen.”
Kanye admitted, “Okay, I’m crazy, but what y’all gonna do about it?”
West also touched upon one of his wildest antics, his infamous stage rush of Taylor Swift at the MTV VMAs in 2009.
“All of America hate me,” he said, and remembered the comments. “You was wrong! You wrong for this one! You won’t win this! Everybody telling me, ‘you shouldn’t have ran on stage. You were rude, God forbid!"”
The “Stronger” rapper also discussed dreams of “buying America,” noting that he is selling his two ranches in Wyoming because friend Elon Musk has encouraged him to buy land in Austin, Texas. He added that Young Thug suggested he relocate to Houston to create communities that grow fresh, organic food.
Also on Thursday, Kanye remembered his late mother, one day after the 14th anniversary of her death. He posted an Instagram photo of him as a baby in his mother’s arms. Donda West died in 2007 following complications from a cosmetic surgery. She was 58.
West named his 10th studio album, Donda, after his mother.
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