Months after telling the world that he suffered from bipolar disorder — and even referencing it on the cover his latest album, Ye, back in June — Kanye West has said that he was “misdiagnosed” with the condition.
The revelation came during a bizarre meeting with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office on Thursday afternoon.
“What I think is we don’t need sentences, we need pardons.
We need to talk to people.
I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, I was connected with a neuropsychologist that works with the athletes in the NBA and NFL.
He looked at my brain,” he began, according to video obtained by CBS.
Kanye West is discussing a variety of topics with Pres.
Trump in the Oval Office, including, but not limited to: American manufacturing, mental health awareness, a bipolar disorder diagnosis that another doctor subsequently refuted and a new design for Air Force One.
pic.twitter.com/yB7ShiWEFm — CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) October 11, 2018 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js After saying that he had a “98 percentile IQ test,” West, 42, went on to state that the doctor told him “I wasn’t actually bipolar, I had sleep deprivation which can cause dementia 10 to 20 years from now when I wouldn’t even remember my son’s name.” President Trump is apparently also a light sleeper, reportedly getting approximately four hours on average each night.
RELATED: Kanye West’s Pro-Trump Rant Gets Boos on Saturday Night Live: ‘My God,’ Says Chris Rock Over the course of the lengthy discussion, the hip hop superstar touched on his famous in-laws, the Kardashians, albeit briefly. “I’m married to a family that..you know, not a lot of male energy going on there.
But it’s beautiful, though!” This provided a segue into his critique of Hillary Clinton‘s 2016 election campaign, and the apparent alienation caused by her slogan.
“I love Hillary, I love everybody, but the campaign ‘I’m With Her’ just didn’t make me feel, as a guy that didn’t get to see my dad all the time, like a guy could play catch with his son.” The antidote for this feeling, he says, came in the form of a #MAGA hat. “There was something about when I put this hat on, I feel like Superman,” he told Trump.
“You made a Superman.
That’s my favorite super hero.
And you made a Superman cape for me.”