Kanye West spoke about mental health and what the album “Ye” means to him in a video interview. West held an outdoor listening party for Ye in Jackson Hole, Wyo. and sat down for an interview where he opened up about being diagnosed with “mental issues” late in life. “I’m so blessed and so privileged because think about people that have mental issues that are not Kanye West, that can’t go and make that [music] and make you feel like it’s all good,” West said. “I’d never been diagnosed [as bipolar] and I was like 39 years old… That’s why I said on the album, ‘It’s not a disability, it’s a super power.’” The cover of West’s new album has the phrase “I hate being Bi-Polar it’s awesome” written in his handwriting across a photo he took in Wyoming on his iPhone on the way to the listening party, according to a tweet from his wife, Kim Kardashian West.
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