The Rise and Fall of Kanye West

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Kayne blessed listeners with some of the dopest beats and catchiest lyrics from She got a light skin friend, look like Michael Jackson.  Got a dark skin friend, look like Michael Jackson. To JE-SUS walks, GOD show me a sign cause the devil tryna break me down…  Then him and Jay-Z gave us arguably one of the best collaboration albums with Watch the Throne.  And after that it got a little weird with the release of his Yeezus Album.

At the beginning of 2016 it looked like Ye was about to make a strong return to the music with his The Life of Pablo Album.  And then that release was a catastrophe.  From download issues to exclusivity issues and lastly the constant remastering of the album.  Yet, the music sounded like vintage Ye.  There are a few songs on there I rock to.

But two days ago, November 21, 2016, Kanye West was hospitalized for exhaustion.  Social media labeled his condition as mental health related, yet I haven’t seen anything concrete to support that other than he was handcuffed to a bed.  This serious incident comes immediately after Ye went on one of his traditional rants at his show in San Jose or Sacramento.  He went on to talk about how he and Jay-Z need to talk, some feelings about Beyonce, and announcing that he didn’t vote in this year’s election, but he would have voted for Trump.  Black fans were a little outraged when he told us not to focus on racism so much also.  And he cancelled the remainder of his national Saint Pablo tour.

So, as a Kanye fan all I can do is post #PrayForKayne and do just that.

Ye went on a previous rant saying  Jay-Z’s kid and his kid never even played together.  And his wife Kim Kardashian was the victim of an armed robbery earlier too.  Prior, I’ve heard speculation that their marriage may be on the rocks because she was seen on a beach without her wedding ring.  But Kim skipped the Angel Ball in N.Y.C. to be with Kanye at the hospital.  So, it sounds like they are still tight.  And I hope so.

However, one must look at Kanye’s situation from a spiritual perspective.  He’s had some traumatic experiences in his life.  From him being in a bad car accident that required his whole mouth to be wired shut to his own mother passing away.  These earlier incidents left Kanye in different mental states.  The car accident he survived told him GOD has a bigger purpose for his life.  The passing of his mother left Kanye in a depression state.  So, if he has never healed from those things alone he is truly in need of some medical attention.

As a person diagnosed with a mental illness- Bipolar I. Kanye shows signs of being bipolar.  His rants are almost manic episodes if you will.  And there is medicine that can stabilize him.  But I’m no doctor.  I’m just praying for the brother.  Let the healing begin.

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By David Gift

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