Kanye West opens up about his mental health in a series of new tweets and calls for greater understanding

"We as a society will learn together"

Kanye West has opened up about his mental health in a lengthy series of tweets this afternoon.

The ‘ye’ star began his series of tweets by criticising Ariana Grande, accusing her of using him to “promote a song.” The rapper’s comments appear to hit back at Grande after she criticised him earlier this week over his ongoing feud with Drake. 

In his response to Grande, West responded by referring to his own mental health issues at length and accusing the star of using him to promote her new music.

Ariana Grande preforms at Billboard Women In Music 2018 on December 6, 2018 in New York City.

West wrote: “I know Ariana said this to be cool and didn’t mean no harm but I don’t like even slightest level of slight commentary from someone I know loves and respects me.”

He continued: “All of this foolishness weighed on my mental health so @ArianaGrande you know I got love for you but until you’re ready to really make sure everyone’s ok don’t use me or this moment to promote a song.”

After this, West gave a lengthy series of tweets about his mental health. West said that “no one would ever choose to end up in a mental hospital and diagnosed with a mental disorder but god chose me to publicly go through this journey and it is beautiful.”

He added: “I am able to experience first hand how people who have mental health issues get written off by society. Don’t listen to him cause he’s crazy….”

“I don’t blame people for not knowing how to handle this that said we as a society will learn together.”

West also praised people for “de-stigmatising” discussion around mental health.

Additionally, ye posted a passage from the New Testament that promotes equality between Jewish people and gentiles.

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