Update: Kanye West has publicly apologised to his wife Kim Kardashian West on Twitter, following fans’ concerns in the wake of his latest tweets and public appearances.
On Sunday evening, the Yeezy designer shared a tweet with his 30 million followers apologising to his wife of six years for ‘going public with something that was a private matter.’
The musician did not confirm exactly what he was referring to. But following a presidential campaign rally – where West shared that he and Kim had considered aborting their first child North West – reports circulated that the beauty mogul was upset at her husband for revealing an extremely personal decision.
Days later, on Twitter, West – who has been open with his previous diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder leading fans to worry that he was unwell – also claimed that Kim and her mother Kris had tried to ‘send doctors to lock me up’ and also suggested he had tried to divorce Kim, as well as making hints about cheating allegations.
‘To Kim I want to say I know I hurt you. Please forgive me. Thank you for always being there for me,’ West signed off.
The tweet comes days after Kim issued a statement asking for the media and public to show ’empathy’ at this time, which you can read more about below.
Original, 23 July: Kim Kardashian has released a statement following Kanye West‘s series of tweets and reports that the rapper is going through a severe manic episode. Kardashian addressed West’s bipolar disorder candidly, saying that she has declined to speak about it in the past in order to respect his privacy. She added that he needs to be part of the process to get help and asked the media and public to show empathy and compassion for him and his family during this time.
“As many of you know, Kanye has bi-polar disorder. Anyone who has this or has a loved one in their life who does, knows how incredibly complicated and painful it is to understand. I’ve never spoken publicly about how this has affected us at home because I am very protective of our children and Kanye’s right to privacy when it come to his health. But today, I feel like I should comment on it because of the stigma and misconceptions about mental health.
Those that understand mental illness or even compulsive behaviour know that the family is powerless unless the member is a minor. People who are unaware of far removed from this experience can be judgmental and not understand that the individual themselves have to engage in the process of getting help no matter how hard family and friends try.
I understand Kanye is subject to criticism because he is a public figure and his actions at times can cause strong opinions and emotions. He is a brilliant but complicated person who on top of the pressure of being an artist and a black man, who experienced the painful loss of his mother and has to deal with the pressure and isolation that is heightened by his bi-polar disorder. Those who are close with Kanye know his heart and understand his words some times do not align with his intentions.
Living with bi-polar disorder does not diminish or invalidate his dreams and his creative ideas, no matter how big or unobtainable they may feel to some. That is part of his genius and as we have all witnessed, many of his big dreams have come true.
We as a society talk about giving grace to the issue of mental health as a whole, however we should also give it to the individuals who are living with it in times when they need it the most. I kindly ask that the media and public give us the compassion and empathy that is needed so that we can get through this. Thank you for those who have expressed concern for Kanye’s well being and for your understanding.
With Love and Gratitude,
Kim Kardashian West”