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Kim Kardashian gives ‘compassion’ when Kanye gave her hate

Kim Kardashian West finally breaks her silence on Kanye's bizzare tweets and rantings on social media explaining the situation and Kanye's underlying condition.

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Kim Kardashian West on Wednesday opened up about her husband Kanye West’s bipolar disorder, calling on the media and public to show “compassion and empathy” in light of the rapper’s recent erratic behavior.

West launched his presidential campaign Sunday in a rambling speech where he made bizarre comments about abolitionist Harriet Tubman, revealed he had wanted to abort his now seven-year-old daughter, and broke down in tears.

Kim comes clean about Kanye’s rants

He has continued grabbing headlines in recent days for his tweets, later deleted, that accused his wife and mother-in-law of trying to lock him up, and suggested he is seeking a divorce.

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Reality TV star Kardashian West wrote in a lengthy Instagram story that she had been reluctant to speak publicly about how her husband’s illness had affected his family “because I am very protective of our children and Kanye’s right to privacy.

“But today, I feel like I should comment on it because of the stigma and misconceptions about mental health,” said the 39-year-old.

Biploar disorder is a mental illness characterized by extreme mood swings.

Patients experience both mania, where they feel euphoric and often act recklessly, and bouts of severe depression that can leave them unable to function and fixated on suicide.

Kardashian West said in her post: “Those that understand mental illness or even compulsive behavior know that the family is powerless unless the member is a minor”.

“People who are unaware or 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.”

She said she understood that, as a public figure, West’s words were subject to criticism and could evoke “strong opinions and emotions.”

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Kim: Kanye is brilliant and complicated

But she added that he is a “brilliant and complicated person who on top of being an artist and a black man, who experienced the painful loss of his mother … 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.”

She closed out her statement by saying that living with bipolar disorder did not invalidate her husband’s dreams or ambitions, “and as we have all witnessed, many of his big dreams have come true.”

West, one of the world’s best-selling artists, announced he was running for president on July 4.

“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,” said Kardashian West.

“I kindly ask that the media and public give us the compassion and empathy that is needed so that we can get through this,” she concluded.

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West, 43, first revealed his diagnosis on his 2018 album “Ye” where he called it his “superpower.”

For reasons that aren’t fully clear, bipolar disorder is often associated with creative people and high-achievers.

Research has shown that many who have it view their condition as an asset, even if it alienates family and friends.

50 cent supports Kim, bashes Kanye for absurd comments

Reality star Kim Kardashian has been supported by rapper 50 Cent, who has been a vocal detractor of her husband Kanye West in the past.

The rapper has been railing against Kanye for some time and trolled his campaign rally on Sunday which kicked-off a prolonged episode of behaviour that has concerned family and friends.

He praised the ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ star for her “understanding” during what she has described as a bipolar episode that her husband is going through.

Kanye was mocked by the rival rapper during his campaign rally at South Carolina which was followed by Twitter outbursts as Kanye hit out at Kim and her mum Kris Jenner with a number of personal allegations.

With many concerned about Kanye’s mental health, it will not be seen kindly that 50 Cent would use such words to describe his current status.

Kim, 39, finally broke her silence on Kanye’s outpourings on Wednesday, in which she urged for “compassion” towards Kanye and addressed his bipolar diagnosis.

AFP with additional input by GVS News Desk