Kanye West Opens Up About His Mental Illness and Supporting Trump

*Kanye West opens up about his Donald Trumpobsession in a new interview with Wall Street Journal Magazine.

I’m a black guy with a red (MAGA) hat, can you imagine? …It reminded me of how I felt as a black guy before I was famous, when I would walk in a restaurant and people would look at you like you were going to steal something,” he says. ” ‘This is your place, Ye, don’t talk about apparel. This is your place, Ye, you’re black, so you’re a Democrat.’ ”

In 2018, the rapper called Trump his “brother,” and claimed that liberals were bullying him for supporting the 45th president of the United States. 

You don’t have to agree with trump but the mob can’t make me not love him,” he wrote on Twitter. In October of the same year, he met with Trump at the White House for an odd boot licking session. In January, Ye tweeted: “Trump all day” 

For WSJ Magazine‘s April issue, West, 42, shares his thoughts on the backlash he received over his comments on Trump.

Everything is about putting people in their place. Classism, protectionism — not just racism,” he says. “Classism is like living on a bookshelf. The more money you have, the higher you go. And you get to the top and look over and what do you see? Fear.”

West told the magazine that he is not registered to vote and claims he doesn’t follow politics, but for him the 2020 presidential election is all about locking in Trump for another four years.

During the interview, West also compared his mental health struggles to Ryan Reynolds’ Marvel superhero character, saying: “I’ve been through ‘Deadpool’. You know that movie?”

He said his plight is like the Japanese practice of Kintsugi, in which broken pottery is restored.

“I had an actual mental breakdown from attempting to put together all of the pieces,” he says of the dark period in his life.

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